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The Village of Dodson had a population of 319 as of July 1, 2017. Dodson ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dodson is located at latitude 32.0808 and longitude -92.6587 in Winn Parish. The formal boundaries for the Village of Dodson (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Winn Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 256 feet.

The Village of Dodson (GNIS ID: 2407441) 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 Dodson is located within Parish Governing Authority District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Winn Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dodson 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 Dodson: Pyburn.

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


Total Population 319
Daytime Population: Workers 88
Daytime Population: Residents 228
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 316
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 300
Population in Familes 250
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density2 142
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $36,372
Average Household Income $50,495
Per Capita Income $19,872


Total Housing Units 168 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 99 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (21.4%)
Median Home Value $51,667
Average Home Value $87,121


Total Households 132
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 91
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 -0.75% -0.96%
Households -0.71% -1.08%
Families 0.0% -1.12%
Median Household Income   0.54%
Per Capita Income   1.81%

Dodson, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dodson 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 # 408 14th
Population Density # 412 13th
Diversity Index # 354 26th
Median Household Income # 296 38th
Per Capita Income # 327 31st

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