Bogalusa, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bogalusa, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Bogalusa had a population of 11,852 as of July 1, 2017. Bogalusa 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 Bogalusa is located at latitude 30.7754 and longitude -89.8617 in Washington Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Bogalusa (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Washington Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 95 feet.

The City of Bogalusa (GNIS ID: 2403888) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Bogalusa is located within Parish Governing Authority District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bogalusa population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bogalusa: Bogaloosa.

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Bogalusa, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 11,852
Daytime Population: Workers 5,987
Daytime Population: Residents 8,551
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,538
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.23
Population in Households 11,664
Population in Familes 9,117
Population in Group Qrtrs 188
Population Density2 1,247
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $25,981
Average Household Income $40,357
Per Capita Income $16,796


Total Housing Units 5,842 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,635 (45.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,187 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,020 (17.5%)
Median Home Value $94,525
Average Home Value $121,537


Total Households 4,822
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 2,952
Average Family Size 3
  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 -0.43% -0.19%
Households -0.39% -0.15%
Families -0.58% -0.35%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

Bogalusa, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bogalusa 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 # 48 90th
Population Density # 111 77th
Diversity Index # 68 86th
Median Household Income # 438 8th
Per Capita Income # 419 12th

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