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 2015: $19,617 (it was $14,821 in 2000)
West Ferriday:

$19,617
LA:

$45,727

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $13,544 (it was $9,089 in 2000)

West Ferriday CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $50,642 (it was $28,600 in 2000)
West Ferriday:

$50,642
LA:

$155,600

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $118,266; Detached houses: $131,983; Townhouses or other attached units: $184,251; Mobile homes: $57,150
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  • Races in West Ferriday, LA (2000)

    West Ferriday races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in West Ferriday: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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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,LA real estate house value index trend

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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

For population 15 years and over in West Ferriday CDP:

  • Never married: 34.4%
  • Now married: 43.8%
  • Separated: 5.2%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 5.8%

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)

West Ferriday satellite photo by USGS

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

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.3%
Louisiana:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Retail florists (4%)
  • Health care (29%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (9%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers (5%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (10%)
  • Construction laborers (10%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Religious workers (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (14%)
  • Cashiers (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in West Ferriday, Louisiana

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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 the city 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 the city 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 West Ferriday 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).
West Ferriday topographic map

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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 67.1. This is about average.

City:

67.1
U.S.:

74.7

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

City:

27.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 10.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.4
U.S.:

9.4
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%

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

West Ferriday travel time to work - commute West Ferriday mode of transportation to work chart

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

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
Concordia Parish:

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
Concordia Parish:

8.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.2%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Concordia Parish:

31.9%
Louisiana:

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

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

6.44% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,383 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.44%
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 Adams County, MS  1.80% ($37,451 average AGI)
from Catahoula Parish, LA  0.56% ($28,086)
from East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.33% ($17,619)


5.87% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,749 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.87%
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 Adams County, MS  1.42% ($33,191 average AGI)
to Rapides Parish, LA  0.40% ($28,680)
to Catahoula Parish, LA  0.34% ($22,524)

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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 10m33ftTotal length
  • $444,000Total costs
  • 3,310Total average daily traffic
  • 1,986Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (44%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

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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