Fordoche, Louisiana

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Population in 2014: 910 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.5%
 
Males: 418  (46.0%)
Females: 492  (54.0%)
Median resident age:  46.8 years
Louisiana median age:  36.5 years

Zip codes: 70732.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $47,239 (it was $36,364 in 2000)
Fordoche:

$47,239
LA:

$45,146

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $27,593 (it was $15,223 in 2000)

Fordoche town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $103,664 (it was $66,600 in 2000)
Fordoche:

$103,664
LA:

$158,000

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $128,140; Detached houses: $152,755; Mobile homes: $72,523
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  • Races in Fordoche, LA (2010)

    Fordoche races chart
    • 83690.1%White alone
    • 798.5%Black alone
    • 50.5%Asian alone
    • 30.3%Two or more races
    • 30.3%Hispanic
    • 20.2%Other race alone

Races in Fordoche detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Fordoche: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: French (24.1%), Cajun (10.8%), American (10.4%), Italian (9.6%), French Canadian (9.2%), European (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 27 feet

Land area: 2.43 square miles.

Population density: 374 people per square mile   (very low).

Fordoche,LA real estate house value index trend

Fordoche, Louisiana map

For population 25 years and over in Fordoche:

  • High school or higher: 79.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 41.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fordoche town:

  • Never married: 25.7%
  • Now married: 51.1%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

16 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.7%
Louisiana:

4.0%



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Fordoche, Louisiana as of December 18, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Fordoche to the number of sex offenders is 471 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $406 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $226 (0.3%)

Fordoche satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Baton Rouge, LA (29.4 miles , pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (232.8 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Livonia, LA (2.0 miles ), Maringouin, LA (3.0 miles ), Krotz Springs, LA (3.1 miles ), Morganza, LA (3.2 miles ), Melville, LA (3.3 miles ), New Roads, LA (3.5 miles ), Erwinville, LA (3.6 miles ), Ventress, LA (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $87,200
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $95,700
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $140,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 30.59 N, Longitude: 91.61 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 225

Fordoche household income distribution Fordoche home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.2%
Louisiana:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +71 (+8.2%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (28%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (16%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Construction (2%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (21%)
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (21%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Fordoche: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Fordoche, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Fordoche-area historical tornado activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 69% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/15/1957, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.7 miles away from the Fordoche town center killed one person and injured 29 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 2/29/1972, a category F3 tornado 14.3 miles away from the town center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fordoche-area historical earthquake activity is below Louisiana state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 209.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 426.4 miles away from Fordoche center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 260.1 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2000 at 06:46:09, a magnitude 4.3 (4.2 MB, 4.3 MS, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 197.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/30/1994 at 01:08:24, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 204.5 miles away from Fordoche center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 321.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pointe Coupee Parish (23) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fordoche topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Fordoche:

  • FAITH HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; MARINGOUIN, LA)
  • ST JOSEPH HOSPICE OF ACADIANA, LLC (Hospital, about 10 miles away; MARINGOUIN, LA)
  • FMCNA - NEW ROADS (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; NEW ROADS, LA)
  • POINTE COUPEE HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; NEW ROADS, LA)
  • POINTE COUPEE HOMEBOUND HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; NEW ROADS, LA)
  • POINT COUPEE HOSPICE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; NEW ROADS, LA)
  • LAKEVIEW MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; NEW ROADS, LA)

Operable nuclear power plant near Fordoche:

  • 20 miles: River Bend in St. Francisville, LA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fordoche:

  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (about 25 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; Full-time enrollment: 27,321)
  • Southern University and A & M College (about 26 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 5,837)
  • Baton Rouge Community College (about 30 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 5,744)
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette (about 36 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 14,493)
  • Acadiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus (about 37 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 2,378)
  • South Louisiana Community College (about 38 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 2,519)
  • Southeastern Louisiana University (about 69 miles; Hammond, LA; FT enrollment: 12,713)

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Notable locations in Fordoche: Fordoche Police Department (A), Fordoche Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Fordoche: Fordoche Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Pointe Coupee Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 79.0. This is about average.

City:

79.0
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 9.07. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.07
U.S.:

6.40

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 26.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 30.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 24.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.3
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 9.23. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.23
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 16.5%
(16.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.5% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Louisiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  74.9%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.3%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Louisiana average:

12.0

Fordoche travel time to work - commute Fordoche mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Fordoche town (based on Pointe Coupee Parish data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic10,8085
Evangelical Protestant1,58010
Black Protestant6113
Mainline Protestant5078
Other11
None9,295-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 18
Pointe Coupee Parish:

8.05 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Pointe Coupee Parish:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Pointe Coupee Parish:

7.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

4.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.8%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Pointe Coupee Parish:

30.7%
Louisiana:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.3%
State:

13.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Fordoche:

49.9%
State:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Fordoche:

48.4%
Louisiana:

46.6%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.1
Louisiana:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Fordoche:

22.0%
Louisiana:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.6%
Louisiana:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Louisiana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Fordoche:

37.8%
Louisiana:

34.4%

General health condition:
Here:

57.0%
State:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.0%
Louisiana:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fordoche, LA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$4,136$49,6326$550
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$1,100
Streets and Highways 1$2,636$31,6320$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,636$31,6320$0
Water Supply 1$2,636$31,6320$0
Totals for Government 4$12,044$36,1327$1,650

4.69% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,984 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.69%
Louisiana average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  1.48% ($29,077 average AGI)
from West Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.51% ($28,225)
from Avoyelles Parish, LA  0.23% ($34,056)


5.46% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,041 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.46%
Louisiana average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  1.70% ($35,593 average AGI)
to West Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.55% ($34,068)
to Iberville Parish, LA  0.35% ($40,250)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fordoche:

  • WJBO (1150 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBRH (1260 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD)
  • WIBR (1300 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDYS (1520 AM; 10 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYNK (1380 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSKR (1210 AM; 10 kW; DENHAM SPRINGS, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPFC (1550 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: VICTORY & POWER MINISTRIES,INC.)
  • WXOK (1460 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • KCLF (1500 AM; daytime; 1 kW; NEW ROADS, LA; Owner: NEW WORLD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KVOL (1330 AM; 5 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fordoche:

  • KOOJ (93.7 FM; NEW IBERIA, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYPY (100.7 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • WYNK-FM (101.5 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDGL (98.1 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • WFMF (102.5 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTDY (99.9 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LAFAYETTE, INC.)
  • KXKC (99.1 FM; NEW IBERIA, LA; Owner: BONIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRKF (89.3 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: PUBLIC RADIO INC.)
  • KRVS (88.7 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE)
  • WNXX (104.5 FM; JACKSON, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • KSMB (94.5 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KQXL-FM (106.5 FM; NEW ROADS, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPAE (91.5 FM; ERWINVILLE, LA; Owner: PORT ALLEN EDUC B/C FOUNDATION)
  • KRXE (105.9 FM; OPELOUSAS, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJNH (107.3 FM; BAKER, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING CO. OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • KNEK-FM (104.7 FM; WASHINGTON, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Fordoche:

  • WAFB (Channel 9; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: WAFB, L.L.C)
  • WBRZ-TV (Channel 2; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA TELEVISION BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WVLA (Channel 33; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: KNIGHT BROADCASTING OF BATON ROUGE LIC. CORP.)
  • KATC (Channel 3; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KATC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGMB (Channel 44; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: COMCORP OF BATON ROUGE LICENSE CORP.)
  • K58GB (Channel 58; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WLPB-TV (Channel 27; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KLPB-TV (Channel 24; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KLFY-TV (Channel 10; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KLFY, L.P.)
  • KADN (Channel 15; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KADN-15, INC.)
  • KZUP-CA (Channel 19; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: KNIGHT BROADCASTING OF BATON ROUGE LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WBRL-CA (Channel 21; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: COMCORP OF BATON ROUGE LICENSE CORP.)
  • WBXH-CA (Channel 46; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • K69HD (Channel 69; CHURCH POINT, LA; Owner: GULF MANAGEMENT II, L.L.C.)
  • KBTR-CA (Channel 65; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GREAT OAKS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Fordoche fatal accident list:

Dec 16, 2012 11:36 AM, Sr-77, Lat: 30.59755, Lon: -91.63381, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KE5LCC, Licensee ID: L01206692, Grant Date: 10/26/2006, Expiration Date: 10/26/2016, Certifier: Justin K Cox, Registrant: Justin K Cox, Fordoche, LA 70732
  • Call Sign: KE5WQB, Licensee ID: L01438102, Grant Date: 10/15/2008, Expiration Date: 10/15/2018, Certifier: Justin K Cox, Registrant: Town Of Fordoche Races, Fordoche, LA 70732

Drinking water stations with addresses in Fordoche and their reported violations in the past:

FORDOCHE, TOWN OF (Population served: 1,296, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and MAY-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-13-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-13-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-09-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and MAY-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-13-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-13-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-09-2013)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Hazardous Condition: 1
Most common first names in Fordoche, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Joseph767.8 years
John580.2 years
Lawrence473.0 years
Walter368.3 years
Edna376.3 years
Howard366.9 years
Arthur361.7 years
Henry374.0 years
Willie364.3 years
Josie367.7 years
Most common last names in Fordoche, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1073.9 years
Pizzolato875.6 years
Legier782.1 years
Johnson668.5 years
Hebert668.5 years
Paternostro674.9 years
Jones568.8 years
Montelaro574.6 years
Cashio471.7 years
Hendricks457.2 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (58%)
  • Electricity (39%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Fordoche compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
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