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The Town of Bernice had a population of 1,564 as of July 1, 2017. Bernice ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bernice is located at latitude 32.8262 and longitude -92.6569 in Union Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Bernice (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Union Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 223 feet.

The Town of Bernice (GNIS ID: 2405249) 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 Bernice is located within Parish Governing Authority District 9, a minor civil division (MCD) of Union Parish.

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

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


Total Population 1,564
Daytime Population: Workers 289
Daytime Population: Residents 1,151
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,440
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 1,563
Population in Familes 1,298
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 485
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $36,756
Average Household Income $49,180
Per Capita Income $19,285


Total Housing Units 725 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 361 (49.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 230 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 134 (18.5%)
Median Home Value $74,800
Average Home Value $101,657


Total Households 591
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 402
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 -1.05% -0.69%
Households -1.05% -0.69%
Families -1.39% -0.86%
Median Household Income   0.3%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

Bernice, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bernice 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 # 228 52nd
Population Density # 268 44th
Diversity Index # 15 97th
Median Household Income # 288 39th
Per Capita Income # 348 27th

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