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Pitkin, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Pitkin Census Designated Place had a population of 582 as of July 1, 2020. Pitkin 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 Pitkin is located at latitude 30.9363 and longitude -92.9363 in Vernon Parish. The formal boundaries for the Pitkin Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 6.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Vernon Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 167 feet.

The Pitkin Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586699) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Pitkin Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Vernon Parish.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pitkin: Sigler.

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Pitkin, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 582 (100%)
Population in Households 582 (100.0%)
Population in Families 508 (87.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 93
Diversity Index2 16
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,601
Average Household Income $53,665
% of Income for Mortgage4 8%
Per Capita Income $20,647
Wealth Index5 52
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 290 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 180 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 54 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 (19.3%)
Median Home Value $79,464
Average Home Value $98,333
Housing Affordability Index3 349
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 234
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 174
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 0.1% -0.45%
Households 0.17% -0.52%
Families 0.7% -0.58%
Median Household Income   -1.18%
Per Capita Income   0.44%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.34%

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Pitkin, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pitkin 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 # 360 24th
Population Density # 437 8th
Median Household Income # 211 56th
Housing Affordability Index # 455 96th
Per Capita Income # 293 38th
Diversity Index # 445 7th

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