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The Village of Downsville had a population of 147 as of July 1, 2017. Downsville ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Downsville is located at latitude 32.6264 and longitude -92.4129 in Union Parish. The formal boundaries for the Village of Downsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Union Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 256 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Village of Downsville are located in Union Parish, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Lincoln Parish.

The Village of Downsville (GNIS ID: 2407442) 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 Village of Downsville is located within Parish Governing Authority District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Union Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Downsville 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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Downsville, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 147
Daytime Population: Workers 59
Daytime Population: Residents 84
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 143
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 147
Population in Familes 124
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 198
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $50,737
Average Household Income $63,198
Per Capita Income $26,150


Total Housing Units 59 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 45 (76.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (15.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $130,114


Total Households 55
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 39
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 0.58% 0.4%
Households 0.78% 0.36%
Families 0.0% 0.51%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   3.17%

Downsville, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Downsville 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 # 458 3rd
Population Density # 383 19th
Diversity Index # 421 12th
Median Household Income # 122 74th
Per Capita Income # 107 78th

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