Minden, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Minden, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Minden had a population of 12,982 as of July 1, 2017. Minden ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Minden is located at latitude 32.6191 and longitude -93.2728 in Webster Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Minden (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Webster Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 256 feet.

The City of Minden (GNIS ID: 2404271) 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 Minden is located within Parish Governing Authority District 10, a minor civil division (MCD) of Webster Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Minden 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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Minden, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 12,982
Daytime Population: Workers 6,949
Daytime Population: Residents 8,029
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,978
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 12,550
Population in Familes 10,057
Population in Group Qrtrs 432
Population Density2 867
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $32,717
Average Household Income $50,738
Per Capita Income $21,097


Total Housing Units 5,919 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,875 (48.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,254 (38.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 790 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $89,823
Average Home Value $127,575


Total Households 5,129
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 3,287
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 -0.11% -0.13%
Households -0.23% -0.21%
Families -0.61% -0.38%
Median Household Income   0.56%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

Minden, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Minden 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 # 40 92nd
Population Density # 176 63rd
Diversity Index # 114 76th
Median Household Income # 360 24th
Per Capita Income # 270 43rd

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