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The Town of Waterproof had a population of 665 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Waterproof is located at latitude 31.8072 and longitude -91.3861 in Tensas Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Waterproof (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Tensas Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 69 feet.

The Town of Waterproof (GNIS ID: 2406839) 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 Waterproof is located within Parish Governing Authority District 7, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tensas Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Waterproof population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Waterproof: Water Proof.

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Waterproof, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 665
Daytime Population: Workers 83
Daytime Population: Residents 447
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 530
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 665
Population in Familes 495
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 954
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $25,334
Average Household Income $33,173
Per Capita Income $14,371


Total Housing Units 418 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 163 (39.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 127 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 128 (30.6%)
Median Home Value $46,307
Average Home Value $70,706


Total Households 290
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 152
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.47% -0.79%
Households -0.6% -0.91%
Families -0.09% -1.21%
Median Household Income   -0.27%
Per Capita Income   0.78%

Waterproof, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waterproof to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 349 27th
Population Density # 161 66th
Diversity Index # 351 26th
Median Household Income # 442 7th
Per Capita Income # 460 3rd

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