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The Village of Shongaloo had a population of 170 as of July 1, 2021. Shongaloo 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 Shongaloo is located at latitude 32.9415 and longitude -93.2988 in Webster Parish. The formal boundaries for the Village of Shongaloo encompass a land area of 7.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Webster Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 256 feet.

The Village of Shongaloo 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 Village of Shongaloo is located within Parish Governing Authority District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Webster Parish.

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Shongaloo, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 170 (100%)
Population in Households 170 (100.0%)
Population in Families 146 (85.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 22
Diversity Index2 34


Median Household Income $35,417
Average Household Income $48,114
% of Income for Mortgage4 8%
Per Capita Income $19,891
Wealth Index5 43


Total HU (Housing Units) 77 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 51 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (11.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 (22.1%)
Median Home Value $67,188
Average Home Value $92,157
Housing Affordability Index3 345


Total Households 60
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 44
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.6% -0.96%
Households -0.57% -0.68%
Families -1.47% -0.93%
Median Household Income   -1.0%
Per Capita Income   1.37%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.8%

Shongaloo, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shongaloo to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 452 5th
Population Density # 470 1st
Median Household Income # 347 27th
Housing Affordability Index # 443 93rd
Per Capita Income # 342 28th
Diversity Index # 356 25th

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