Bernice, Louisiana Population 2020

1,592

Bernice is a city located in Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 1,592, it is the 133rd largest city in Louisiana and the 8490th largest city in the United States. Bernice is currently declining at a rate of -0.87% annually and its population has decreased by -5.74% 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 494 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bernice is $31,994 with a poverty rate of 33.21%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $381 per month, and the median house value is $54,200. The median age in Bernice is 39.1 years, 39.9 years for males, and 37.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.2 males.

Bernice Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 62.50%
  • White: 33.54%
  • Other race: 3.71%
  • Two or more races: 0.25%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Bernice, Louisiana is 1,592, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,620.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 American1,01062.50%
White54233.54%
Some Other Race603.71%
Two or More Races40.25%

Bernice Population Pyramid 2020

Bernice Median Age

39.1


Total

39.9


Male

37.4


Female

Bernice Adults

There are 1,197 adults, (269 of whom are seniors) in Bernice.

Bernice Age Dependency

74.1

Age Dependency Ratio

29

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Bernice Sex Ratio

Female

841

52.04%

Male

775

47.96%

Bernice Households and Families

Bernice Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Bernice Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.5%21.5%
All56.5%43.5%
Male54.5%45.5%
Female48%52%
Non Family41.9%58.1%

56.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5842.7356.5
Non Family234041.9
Married2053.4378.5
Female1234.0148
Male227.5954.5

3.8

Average Family Size

2.73

Average Household Size

3.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Bernice Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade827.77%
9th to 12th Grade10610.05%
High School Graduate57254.22%
Some College14513.74%
Associates Degree747.01%
Bachelors Degree464.36%
Graduate Degree302.84%

Bernice Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black63751136
White30726140
Hispanic10892
Other Race2812
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 13.03%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,030$31,036$20,529
Less Than High School$20,990$21,667$19,750
High School Grad$21,136$30,625$16,250
Some College$40,250$$40,750
Bachelors Degree$$78,611$37,500
Graduate Degree$$$33,750

$22,030

Average Earnings

$31,036

Average Male

$20,529

Average Female

Bernice Language

Bernice Language by Age

Bernice Language

92.40% of Bernice residents speak only English, while 7.60% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.60% of the population.

Bernice Poverty

Bernice Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,00734634.36%
Hispanic20812459.62%
White3785715.08%
Multiple33100.00%

33.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.11%

Male Poverty Rate

36.99%

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 15.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 15.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 52.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.03%.

Name Poverty
High School35.27%
Less Than High School21.93%
Some College12.79%
Bachelors or Greater3.95%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed24.88%
Male Employed19.73%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Bernice Income

Bernice Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$22,108$31,994
Families$33,571$40,586
Married Families$35,938-
Non Families$14,306$18,192

Bernice Marital Status

Bernice Marital Status

Marriage Rates

37.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.4%

Male Marriage Rate

33.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Bernice Married by Age and Sex

Bernice Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Bernice Marital Status by Race

Bernice Veterans

36

Number of Veterans

36

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam24
World War II
Korea
First Gulf War
Second Gulf War

$Bernice Veterans by Education

41.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bernice Employment Status

37.7%

Labor Force Participation

35%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Bernice Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

85.09%

Born in Louisiana

96.23%

Native Born

3.77%

Foreign Born

1.36%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.23% of Bernice residents were born in the United States, with 85.09% having been born in Louisiana. 1.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,592-14-0.87%
20191,606-14-0.86%
20181,620-10-0.61%
20171,630-14-0.85%
20161,644-2-0.12%
20151,646-7-0.42%
20141,65340.24%
20131,649-9-0.54%
20121,658-22-1.31%
20111,680-13-0.77%
20101,6930.00%