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The Fort Polk South Census Designated Place had a population of 8,850 as of July 1, 2017. 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 31.0542 and longitude -93.2167 in Vernon Parish. The formal boundaries for the Fort Polk South Census Designated Place (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Polk South CDP 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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Fort Polk South CDP, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,850
Daytime Population: Workers 9,678
Daytime Population: Residents 4,468
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,146
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.60
Population in Households 6,913
Population in Familes 6,603
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,937
Population Density2 1,438
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $42,280
Average Household Income $51,411
Per Capita Income $16,442


Total Housing Units 2,342 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7 ( 0.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,942 (82.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 393 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $0
Average Home Value $0


Total Households 1,949
Average Household Size 3.55
Family Households 1,696
Average Family Size 4
  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 -0.29% -0.91%
Households -0.55% -1.25%
Families -0.66% -1.31%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   1.45%

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, 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 # 69 86th
Population Density # 91 81st
Diversity Index # 8 99th
Median Household Income # 202 58th
Per Capita Income # 432 9th

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