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Fort Polk North CDP, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Fort Polk North Census Designated Place had a population of 3,295 as of July 1, 2020. Fort Polk North CDP 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 Fort Polk North CDP is located at latitude 31.1031 and longitude -93.1793 in Vernon Parish. The formal boundaries for the Fort Polk North Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 8.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The Fort Polk North Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402501) has a M2 Census Class Code which indicates a military or other defense installation entirely within a census designated place. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Fort Polk North Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 11, a minor civil division (MCD) of Vernon Parish.


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Fort Polk North CDP, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 3,295 (100%)
Population in Households 3,295 (100.0%)
Population in Families 3,139 (95.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 393
Diversity Index2 65
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,606
Average Household Income $50,011
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $19,094
Wealth Index5 29
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 1,311 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4 ( 0.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,254 (95.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $0
Average Home Value $0
Housing Affordability Index3 0
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,258
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 1,132
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.38% 0.03%
Households 1.47% 0.06%
Families 1.4% 0.02%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   2.14%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%

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Fort Polk North CDP, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Polk North CDP to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 152 68th
Population Density # 307 35th
Median Household Income # 246 48th
Housing Affordability Index # 18 4th
Per Capita Income # 342 28th
Diversity Index # 26 95th

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