Donaldsonville, Louisiana Population 2021

8,649
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Donaldsonville is a city located in Ascension Parish Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 8,649, it is the 42nd largest city in Louisiana and the 3417th largest city in the United States . Donaldsonville is currently growing at a rate of 1.22% annually and its population has increased by 16.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,436 in 2010. Donaldsonville reached it's highest population of 8,649 in 2021. Spanning over 4 miles, Donaldsonville has a population density of 2,283 people per square mile.

The average household income in Donaldsonville is $48,573 with a poverty rate of 38.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $626 per month, and the median house value is $113,000. The median age in Donaldsonville is 39.8 years, 39.2 years for males, and 39.8 years for females.

Donaldsonville Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 75.15%
  • White: 22.71%
  • Two or more races: 1.99%
  • Other race: 0.15%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Donaldsonville, Louisiana is 8,649 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,337.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,436.

Donaldsonville, Louisiana Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American6,19075.15%
White1,87122.71%
Two or More Races1641.99%
Some Other Race120.15%
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Donaldsonville Population by Race

Donaldsonville Population Pyramid $2021

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Donaldsonville Median Age

39.8


Total

39.2


Male

39.8


Female

Donaldsonville Adults

There are 6,033 adults, (1,534 of whom are seniors) in Donaldsonville.

Donaldsonville Age Dependency

83.1

Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49

Child Dependency Ratio

Donaldsonville Sex Ratio

Female

4,353

52.85%

Male

3,884

47.15%

Donaldsonville Population by Age

Donaldsonville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Donaldsonville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.2%9.8%
All61.2%38.8%
Non Family50.5%49.5%
Female45.9%54.1%
Male38.9%61.1%

61.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Donaldsonville Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,0312.7161.2
Non Family1,1851.1450.5
Married9393.290.2
Female8354.3545.9
Male723.2138.9

3.61

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

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Donaldsonville Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3296.02%
9th to 12th Grade97617.86%
High School Graduate2,10138.44%
Some College68212.48%
Associates Degree4969.08%
Bachelors Degree73713.49%
Graduate Degree1442.63%
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Donaldsonville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Donaldsonville Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black3,8352,708426
White1,5061,387455
Hispanic11253
Other Race1212

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 30.21%.

Donaldsonville Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$19,955$40,433$17,105
Less Than 9th Grade$15,396$$16,406
High School Graduate$17,048$29,661$15,959
Some College$33,333$68,850$18,500
Bachelors Degree$50,521$$43,630
Graduate Degree$$$

$19,955

Average Earnings

$40,433

Average Male

$17,105

Average Female

Donaldsonville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Donaldsonville Language by Age

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Donaldsonville Language

96.98% of Donaldsonville residents speak only English, while 3.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.87% of the population.

Donaldsonville Language

Donaldsonville Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black6,1102,83646.42%
Multiple164164100.00%
White1,7161176.82%
Other1212100.00%

38.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

37.64%

Male Poverty Rate

39.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Donaldsonville

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Donaldsonville is White, with 6.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 45.26%.

Donaldsonville Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade47.56%
Some College26.45%
High School25.48%
Bachelors or Greater7.83%

Donaldsonville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed61.04%
Female Unemployed57.09%
Female Employed29.31%
Male Employed0.00%

Donaldsonville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Donaldsonville Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$25,551$48,573
Families$36,667$57,499
Married Families$64,125-
Non Families$16,015$34,026
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Income by Household Type

Donaldsonville Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.8%

Male Marriage Rate

26.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Donaldsonville Married by Age and Sex

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Donaldsonville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Donaldsonville Marital Status by Race

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Donaldsonville Marital Status

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238

Number of Veterans

215

Male Veterans

23

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam80
First Gulf War71
Second Gulf War58
Korea34
World War II31

Donaldsonville Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7482
35 to 5481
75+65
55 to 6410
18 to 34

Donaldsonville Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1317.60%
Black1072.49%

Donaldsonville Veterans by Race

Donaldsonville Veterans by Education

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18.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

57.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Donaldsonville Veterans by Education

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54.1%

Labor Force Participation

47.5%

Employment Rate

12.2%

Unemployment Rate

Donaldsonville Employment by Age

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Donaldsonville Employment by Race

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Donaldsonville 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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91.67%

Born in Donaldsonville

98.91%

Native Born

1.09%

Foreign Born

0.32%

Non Citizen

0.78%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.91% of Donaldsonville residents were born in the United States, with 91.67% having been born in Louisiana. 0.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Donaldsonville Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20218,6491041.22%
20208,5451041.23%
20198,4411041.25%
20188,3371011.23%
20178,236891.09%
20168,1471331.66%
20158,0141211.53%
20147,8931682.17%
20137,7251511.99%
20127,5741271.71%
20117,44760.08%
20107,441-164-0.22%
20007,605-344-0.44%
19907,949480.06%
19807,9015340.70%
19707,3671,2851.94%
19606,0821,9323.90%
19504,1502610.65%
19403,8891010.26%
19303,788430.11%
19203,745-345-0.88%
19104,090-15-0.04%
19004,1059842.78%
18903,1215211.84%
18802,6000.00%

Donaldsonville Population by Year