Fort Polk South, Louisiana Population 2024

8,327

Fort Polk South is a city located in Vernon Parish Louisiana. Fort Polk South has a 2024 population of 8,327. Fort Polk South is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by -5.62% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,823 in 2020.

The average household income in Fort Polk South is $75,217 with a poverty rate of 17.65%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Fort Polk South is 22.4 years, 22.6 years for males, and 21.6 years for females.

Fort Polk South Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fort Polk South was:

  • White: 60.24%
  • Black or African American: 18.84%
  • Two or more races: 11.06%
  • Other race: 6.89%
  • Asian: 2.73%
  • Native American: 0.24%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
6.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,352.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.62% (-496)
The current population of Fort Polk South, Louisiana is 8,327 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,823.

Fort Polk South, Louisiana Population 2024

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Fort Polk South Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,01660.24%
Black or African American1,56918.84%
Two or more races92111.06%
Other race5746.89%
Asian2272.73%
Native American200.24%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Fort Polk South Population by Race

Fort Polk South Population Pyramid 2024

Fort Polk South Median Age

22.4

Total

22.6

Male

21.6

Female

Fort Polk South Adults

There are 5,569 adults, (29 of whom are seniors) in Fort Polk South.

Fort Polk South Age Dependency

50.3

Age Dependency Ratio

0.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Polk South Sex Ratio

Female3,29239.53%
Male5,03560.47%

Fort Polk South Population by Age

Fort Polk South Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,2682.990100
Married1,6903.550100
Non Family4791.210100
Female872.010100
Male1220100
showing: 5 rows

3.47

Average Family Size

2.99

Average Household Size

0.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fort Polk South Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fort Polk South Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fort Polk South Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 36.75%.

Fort Polk South Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$50,682

Average Earnings

$55,388

Average Male

$28,358

Average Female

Fort Polk South Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fort Polk South Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fort Polk South Language

85% of Fort Polk South residents speak only English, while 15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.18% of the population.

Fort Polk South Language

Fort Polk South Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black1,24248038.65%
Multiple77027335.45%
Hispanic1,49126717.91%
White3,3031875.66%
Native2020100%
Asian215188.37%
Other51881.54%
showing: 7 rows

17.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.82%

Male Poverty Rate

18.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fort Polk South

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fort Polk South is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fort Polk South is Other, with 1.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 14.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.77%.

Fort Polk South Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.97%
Some College23.26%
High School5.58%
Bachelors or Greater4.95%
showing: 4 rows

Fort Polk South Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed13.07%
Male Employed12.91%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Fort Polk South Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fort Polk South Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fort Polk South Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

60.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.7%

Male Marriage Rate

77.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Fort Polk South Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Fort Polk South 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 Over 65.

Fort Polk South Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fort Polk South Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

439

Number of Veterans

327

Male Veterans

112

Female Veterans

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Fort Polk South Veterans by War

count

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Fort Polk South Veterans by Age

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Fort Polk South Veterans by Race

Fort Polk South Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Polk South Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

78.7%

Labor Force Participation

20.9%

Employment Rate

1.9%

Unemployment Rate

Fort Polk South Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fort Polk South Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fort Polk South Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

11.3%

Born in Fort Polk South

94.18%

Native Born

5.82%

Foreign Born

2.19%

Non Citizen

3.64%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.18% of Fort Polk South residents were born in the United States, with 11.3% having been born in Louisiana. 2.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Fort Polk South Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20248,327
20238,327
20228,327-921-9.96%
20219,2484254.82%
20208,823-225-2.49%
20199,048-185-2%
20189,233-60-0.65%
20179,293740.8%
20169,219-465-4.8%
20159,684490.51%
20149,635-17-0.18%
20139,6526607.34%
20128,992-160-1.75%
20119,1521141.26%
20109,038
showing: 15 rows

Fort Polk South Population by Year