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Saint Joseph, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Saint Joseph had a population of 1,181 as of July 1, 2018. Saint Joseph ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Saint Joseph is located at latitude 31.9203 and longitude -91.24 in Tensas Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Saint Joseph (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Tensas Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 72 feet.

The Town of Saint Joseph (GNIS ID: 2407270) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Saint Joseph is located within Parish Governing Authority District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tensas Parish.

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Saint Joseph, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,181
Population in Households 1,167
Population in Familes 940
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density2 1,326
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $30,306
Average Household Income $50,170
Per Capita Income $20,003


Total Housing Units 569 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 267 (46.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 186 (32.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 115 (20.2%)
Median Home Value $56,868
Average Home Value $72,191


Total Households 454
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 276
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.05% -0.51%
Households 0.08% -0.58%
Families -0.35% -0.74%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   0.63%

Saint Joseph, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saint Joseph to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 265 44th
Population Density # 100 79th
Diversity Index # 291 39th
Median Household Income # 398 16th
Per Capita Income # 307 35th

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