West Ferriday, Louisiana

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Population in July 2007: 1,442.
Males: 688  (47.8%)
Females: 754  (52.2%)
Median resident age:

36.9 years
Louisiana median age:

34.0 years

Zip codes: 71334.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $19,333 (it was $14,821 in 2000)
West Ferriday:

$19,333
LA:

$46,145

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $13,168 (it was $9,089 in 2000)

West Ferriday CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $50,552 (it was $28,600 in 2000)
West Ferriday:

$50,552
LA:

$162,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $123,992; detached houses: $137,264; townhouses or other attached units: $196,744; mobile homes: $69,766
March 2019 cost of living index in West Ferriday: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in West Ferriday, LA (2000)
    • 87957.0%Black alone
    • 61640.0%White alone
    • 231.5%Hispanic
    • 211.4%Two or more races
    • 10.06%American Indian alone
    • 10.06%Asian alone

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

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Ancestries: United States (7.8%), Scotch-Irish (3.9%), Irish (2.7%), Subsaharan African (2.4%), English (2.3%), German (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 13.4 square miles.

Population density: 108 people per square mile   (very low).

West Ferriday, Louisiana map

10 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.6%
Louisiana:

2.6%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
West Ferriday CDP:

0.7% ($199)
Louisiana:

0.3% ($199)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Monroe, LA (67.8 miles , pop. 53,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baton Rouge, LA (85.4 miles , pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (261.2 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Ferriday, LA (0.9 miles ),
Ridgecrest, LA (1.8 miles ),
Clayton, LA (2.5 miles ),
Minorca, LA (2.6 miles ),
Spokane, LA (2.8 miles ),
Vidalia, LA (3.0 miles ),
Natchez, MS (3.5 miles ),
Cloverdale, MS (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 31.64 N, Longitude: 91.57 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 318

Distribution of median household income in West Ferriday, LA in 2017

West Ferriday satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.5%
Louisiana:

3.8%
Most common industries in West Ferriday, LA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.6%)
  • Construction (11.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.4%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (22.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (17.8%)
  • Public administration (7.4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (7.4%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (5.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
  • Retail florists (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (29.5%)
  • Educational services (16.4%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (9.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (9.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.7%)
  • Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers (4.8%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.3%)
Most common occupations in West Ferriday, LA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (5.5%)
  • Cashiers (5.3%)
  • Construction laborers (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (10.4%)
  • Construction laborers (9.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.3%)
  • Religious workers (7.4%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (6.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (13.5%)
  • Cashiers (11.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.3%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.8%)

Average climate in West Ferriday, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 65.0. This is about average.

City:

65.0
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 27.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.5
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

West Ferriday-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 88% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/24/2005, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.9 miles away from the West Ferriday place center injured 3 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 9/12/1982, a category F3 tornado 6.3 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West Ferriday-area historical earthquake activity is above Louisiana state average. It is 82% 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 275.8 miles away from West Ferriday 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 256.3 miles away from West Ferriday center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 285.8 miles away from West Ferriday center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 247.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 249.5 miles away from the city 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 279.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Concordia Parish (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near West Ferriday:

  • HOSPICE HELP, LLC (Hospital, about 9 miles away; VIDALIA, LA)
  • MID-DELTA HOME HEALTH OF LOUISIANA, LLC (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; VIDALIA, LA)
  • INTENSIVE HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; VIDALIA, LA)
  • CROWN HEALTH AND REHAB OF NATCHEZ (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; NATCHEZ, MS)
  • TRACE HAVEN HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; NATCHEZ, MS)
  • APPLETREE HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 13 miles away; NATCHEZ, MS)
  • GLENBURNEY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; NATCHEZ, MS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Ferriday:

  • Alcorn State University (about 31 miles; Alcorn State, MS; Full-time enrollment: 3,479)
  • Louisiana Delta Community College (about 66 miles; Monroe, LA; FT enrollment: 3,168)
  • University of Louisiana at Monroe (about 69 miles; Monroe, LA; FT enrollment: 6,764)
  • Copiah-Lincoln Community College (about 70 miles; Wesson, MS; FT enrollment: 2,532)
  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (about 79 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 27,321)
  • Southern University and A & M College (about 81 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 5,837)
  • Hinds Community College (about 81 miles; Raymond, MS; FT enrollment: 9,115)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Ferriday Country Club (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in West Ferriday include: Shady Acres Church (A), Rosehill Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Turner Acres Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Round Lake (A), Jenkins Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Concordia Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
Louisiana:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

67.2%
Whole state:

70.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.9%
Whole state:

5.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

43.8%
Whole state:

19.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

30.7%
Whole state:

9.4%

For population 15 years and over in West Ferriday:

Marital status in West Ferriday, LA
  • Never married: 34.4%
  • Now married: 43.8%
  • Separated: 5.2%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 5.8%

For population 25 years and over in West Ferriday:

  • High school or higher: 55.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

16.4
Louisiana average:

13.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for West Ferriday, LA (based on Concordia Parish data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,27332
Mainline Protestant6257
Catholic3962
Black Protestant2852
Other11
None12,242-
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: 6
This county:

3.15 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Concordia Parish:

2.63 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
This county:

8.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Concordia Parish:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Concordia Parish:

12.2%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Concordia Parish:

31.9%
Louisiana:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.8%
State:

13.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.6%
Louisiana:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
West Ferriday:

41.5%
Louisiana:

46.6%

Average BMI:
West Ferriday:

30.5
Louisiana:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
West Ferriday:

21.6%
State:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
West Ferriday:

14.4%
Louisiana:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
West Ferriday:

6.7
Louisiana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

37.1%
Louisiana:

34.4%

General health condition:
West Ferriday:

49.7%
Louisiana:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
West Ferriday:

82.8%
Louisiana:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of West Ferriday, LA Residents

5.00% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,244 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.00%
Louisiana average:

6.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Adams County, MS  1.38% ($35,894 average AGI)
from Catahoula Parish, LA  0.44% ($45,148)
from East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.39% ($33,292)

Strongest AM radio stations in West Ferriday:

  • KVLA (1400 AM; 1 kW; VIDALIA, LA; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNAT (1450 AM; 1 kW; NATCHEZ, MS; Owner: FIRST NATCHEZ CORPORATION)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WMIS (1240 AM; 1 kW; NATCHEZ, MS; Owner: NATCHEZ BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KWDF (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; BALL, LA; Owner: BALL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • KJMJ (580 AM; 5 kW; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNOE (540 AM; 5 kW; MONROE, LA; Owner: NOE CORP., LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Ferriday:

  • WQNZ (95.1 FM; NATCHEZ, MS; Owner: FIRST NATCHEZ CORPORATION)
  • KFNV-FM (107.1 FM; FERRIDAY, LA; Owner: TOM GAY D/B/A THE RADIO GROUP)
  • WASM (91.1 FM; NATCHEZ, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WNJJ (97.3 FM; NATCHEZ, MS; Owner: WILL PERK BROADCASTING)
  • KPXS (104.7 FM; VIDALIA, LA; Owner: VISION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQID-FM (93.1 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: CENLA B/C CO INC.)
  • KNOE-FM (101.9 FM; MONROE, LA; Owner: NOE CORP., LLC)
  • KTYX (105.1 FM; JONESVILLE, LA; Owner: FIRST NATCHEZ CORPORATION)
  • W220BN (91.9 FM; NATCHEZ, MS; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTYJ (97.7 FM; FAYETTE, MS; Owner: NATCHEZ COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W216AR (91.1 FM; NATCHEZ, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • K220EW (91.9 FM; JONESVILLE, LA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around West Ferriday:

  • W24CR (Channel 24; NATCHEZ, MS; Owner: LOUISIANA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W59DK (Channel 59; NATCHEZ, MS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KAQY (Channel 11; COLUMBIA, LA; Owner: MONROE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNTZ (Channel 48; NATCHEZ, MS; Owner: WHITE KNIGHT BROADCASTING OF NATCHEZ LICENSE CORP.)
  • KNOE-TV (Channel 8; MONROE, LA; Owner: NOE CORP., LLC)
  • KLTM-TV (Channel 13; MONROE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)

West Ferriday fatal accident list:

Mar 29, 2013 03:18 PM, Us-84, Levens Addition, Lat: 31.625594, Lon: -91.577703, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 9, 2011 05:50 PM, Us-425, Lat: 31.675458, Lon: -91.540761, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Feb 12, 2010 03:50 AM, Us-84, Lat: 31.607931, Lon: -91.619219, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 2
May 15, 2008 05:35 PM, Us-84, Levens Addition Road, Lat: 31.626050, Lon: -91.577550, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 30ft / 8.9mTotal length
  • $444,000Total costs
  • 3,435Total average daily traffic
  • 2,061Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in West Ferriday, LA
  • 45.5%Utility gas
  • 31.5%Electricity
  • 17.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.2%Wood
  • 2.0%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in West Ferriday, LA
  • 42.1%Utility gas
  • 42.1%Electricity
  • 9.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.5%Other fuel
  • 2.9%Wood


West Ferriday compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above 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.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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