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Oak Grove, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Oak Grove had a population of 1,641 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Oak Grove is located at latitude 32.861 and longitude -91.3885 in West Carroll Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Oak Grove encompass a land area of 1.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. West Carroll Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 118 feet.

The Town of Oak Grove (GNIS ID: 2407017) 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 Town of Oak Grove is located within Parish Governing Authority District D, a minor civil division (MCD) of West Carroll Parish.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oak Grove: Oake Grove, Oakgrove, Pin Hook.


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


Total Population 1,641 (100%)
Population in Households 1,603 (97.7%)
Population in Families 1,306 (79.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 38 ( 2.3%)
Population Density 955
Diversity Index2 44


Median Household Income $28,617
Average Household Income $49,004
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $19,890
Wealth Index5 44


Total HU (Housing Units) 832 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 477 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 225 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 129 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $92,500
Average Home Value $124,476
Housing Affordability Index3 202


Total Households 703
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 459
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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.5% -0.69%
Households -0.38% -0.66%
Families 0.17% -0.89%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   2.02%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.72%


Oak Grove, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oak Grove 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 # 225 53rd
Population Density # 159 67th
Median Household Income # 395 17th
Housing Affordability Index # 215 45th
Per Capita Income # 316 34th
Diversity Index # 272 43rd

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