Fort Polk South demographics profile

StatisticFort Polk SouthLouisianaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,4978991
Median age22.436.237.7
Male/Female ratio1.4:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)65%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1886%43%43%
Speak English83%92%79%
Speak Spanish9%4%13%
Fort Polk South, LA has a population of 9,219 and is the 4,185th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,497 per sq mi which is 1588% higher than the Louisiana average and 1552% higher than the national average. The median age in Fort Polk South is 22 which is approximately 38% lower than the Louisiana average of 36. In Fort Polk South, 65% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 83% speak English and 9% speak Spanish. 13% of Fort Polk South residents were born in Louisiana, 75% were born out of state, 5% were born outside of the United States and 6% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Fort Polk South is 1588% higher than Louisiana.
  • The median age in Fort Polk South is 38% lower than Louisiana.
  • In Fort Polk South 68.07% of the population is White.
  • In Fort Polk South 21.00% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Fort Polk South 1.26% of the population is Asian.

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Fort Polk South population breakdown by race

RaceFort Polk SouthLouisianaNational
Black or African American21.00%32.16%12.63%
American Indian0.53%0.57%0.82%
Native Hawaiian1.07%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race4.57%1.83%3.06%
Other race3.50%1.09%4.75%
In Fort Polk South, 17.3% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Fort Polk South, LA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).