Bernice, Louisiana Population 2020

1,578
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Bernice is a city located in Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 1,578, it is the 134th largest city in Louisiana and the 8524th largest city in the United States. Bernice is currently declining at a rate of -1.00% annually and its population has decreased by -6.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,689 in 2010. Bernice reached it's highest population of 1,693 in 2010. Spanning over 3 miles, Bernice has a population density of 489 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bernice is $32,485 with a poverty rate of 33.31%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $471 per month, and the median house value is $59,800. The median age in Bernice is 40.8 years, 40.1 years for males, and 41.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 80.7 males.

Bernice Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bernice was:

  • Black or African American: 60.34%
  • White: 38.17%
  • Other race: 1.24%
  • Two or more races: 0.26%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Bernice, Louisiana is 1,578, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,610.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,689.

Bernice, Louisiana Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American92860.34%
White58738.17%
Some Other Race191.24%
Two or More Races40.26%
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Bernice Population by Race

Bernice Population Pyramid 2020

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Bernice Median Age

40.8


Total

40.1


Male

41.3


Female

Bernice Adults

There are 1,136 adults, (243 of whom are seniors) in Bernice.

Bernice Age Dependency

72.2

Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45

Child Dependency Ratio

Bernice Sex Ratio

Female

851

55.33%

Male

687

44.67%

Bernice Population by Age

Bernice Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bernice Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.5%20.5%
Male58.3%41.7%
Female51.8%48.2%
All51.3%48.7%
Non Family31.8%68.2%

51.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bernice Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5712.6751.3
Non Family2451.0731.8
Married1613.8179.5
Female1413.4351.8
Male246.7958.3

3.76

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

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Bernice Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade726.94%
9th to 12th Grade888.48%
High School Graduate59156.94%
Some College11310.89%
Associates Degree656.26%
Bachelors Degree666.36%
Graduate Degree434.14%
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Bernice Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bernice Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Black63252948
White35130361
Hispanic5243
Other Race9
Multiple Races33

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 17.38%.

Bernice Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$21,988$26,667$21,250
Less Than High School$19,286$20,227$
High School Grad$21,183$26,667$20,130
Some College$40,417$$40,833
Bachelors Degree$43,036$78,750$35,313
Graduate Degree$$$

$21,988

Average Earnings

$26,667

Average Male

$21,250

Average Female

Bernice Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bernice Language by Age

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Bernice Language

95.66% of Bernice residents speak only English, while 4.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.34% of the population.

Bernice Language

Bernice Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black92732034.52%
Hispanic14112286.52%
White4425913.35%
Multiple33100.00%

33.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.08%

Male Poverty Rate

36.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bernice

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bernice is Multiple, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bernice is White, with 13.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 17.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 38.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.04%.

Bernice Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School35.99%
Some College21.35%
Less Than High School18.35%
Bachelors or Greater2.75%

Bernice Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed26.83%
Male Employed21.21%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Bernice Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bernice Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$22,219$32,485
Families$34,844$42,993
Married Families$41,875-
Non Families$14,144$17,907
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Income by Household Type

Bernice Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.2%

Male Marriage Rate

29.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Bernice Married by Age and Sex

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Bernice Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Bernice Marital Status by Race

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Bernice Marital Status

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27

Number of Veterans

27

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam22
World War II
Korea
First Gulf War
Second Gulf War

Bernice Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7419
75+4
55 to 644
35 to 54
18 to 34

Bernice Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black202.77%
White71.74%

Bernice Veterans by Race

Bernice Veterans by Education

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37.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bernice Veterans by Education

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42.4%

Labor Force Participation

40.4%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Bernice Employment by Age

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Bernice Employment by Race

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Bernice Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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88.88%

Born in Louisiana

98.89%

Native Born

1.11%

Foreign Born

0.59%

Non Citizen

0.52%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.89% of Bernice residents were born in the United States, with 88.88% having been born in Louisiana. 0.59% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Bernice Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,578-16-1.00%
20191,594-16-0.99%
20181,610-14-0.86%
20171,624-18-1.10%
20161,6420.00%
20151,642-9-0.55%
20141,65150.30%
20131,646-11-0.66%
20121,657-24-1.43%
20111,681-12-0.71%
20101,6930.00%

Bernice Population by Year