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Fort Polk South CDP, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Fort Polk South Census Designated Place had a population of 9,835 as of July 1, 2019. 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Fort Polk South CDP, LA Housing Affordability Index is 0
State of Louisiana Housing Affordability Index is 143
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Fort Polk South CDP, LA Wealth Index is 29
State of Louisiana Wealth Index is 71
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 9,835
Population in Households 7,010
Population in Familes 6,697
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,825
Population Density 1,597
Diversity Index1 72
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,114
Average Household Income $48,598
Per Capita Income $16,823
Wealth Index3 29

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,318 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5 ( 0.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,991 (85.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 322 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $0
Housing Affordability Index2 0
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,996
Average Household Size 3.51
Family Households 1,734
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.92% -0.5%
Households -0.17% -0.69%
Families -0.28% -0.75%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   1.17%

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, 2019 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 # 65 86th
Population Density # 77 84th
Diversity Index # 13 97th
Median Household Income # 247 48th
Per Capita Income # 386 19th

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