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Fort Polk South CDP, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Fort Polk South Census Designated Place had a population of 8,739 as of July 1, 2018. Fort Polk South CDP ranks in the upper 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 Fort Polk South CDP is located at latitude 31.0512 and longitude -93.2159 in Vernon Parish. The formal boundaries for the Fort Polk South Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 6.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The Fort Polk South Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402502) 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 South Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Vernon Parish.

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Fort Polk South CDP, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 8,739
Population in Households 6,802
Population in Familes 6,503
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,937
Population Density2 1,420
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $43,345
Average Household Income $51,944
Per Capita Income $16,657


Total Housing Units 2,327 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7 ( 0.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,923 (82.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 397 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $0
Average Home Value $0


Total Households 1,930
Average Household Size 3.52
Family Households 1,678
Average Family Size 4
  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 -0.41% -0.89%
Households -0.6% -1.19%
Families -0.71% -1.28%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   1.28%

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

The table below compares Fort Polk South CDP 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 # 69 86th
Population Density # 95 80th
Diversity Index # 11 98th
Median Household Income # 187 61st
Per Capita Income # 419 12th

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