Ville Platte, Louisiana Population 2021

6,915
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Ville Platte is a city located in Evangeline Parish Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 6,915, it is the 51st largest city in Louisiana and the 3978th largest city in the United States . Ville Platte is currently declining at a rate of -0.85% annually and its population has decreased by -6.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,430 in 2010. Ville Platte reached it's highest population of 9,692 in 1970. Spanning over 4 miles, Ville Platte has a population density of 1,722 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ville Platte is $30,194 with a poverty rate of 41.42%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $570 per month, and the median house value is $73,100. The median age in Ville Platte is 34.2 years, 29.5 years for males, and 36.1 years for females.

Ville Platte Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 61.56%
  • White: 37.28%
  • Two or more races: 0.63%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.29%
  • Native American: 0.24%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Ville Platte, Louisiana is 6,915 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,092.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,430.

Ville Platte, Louisiana Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American4,40761.56%
White2,66937.28%
Two or More Races450.63%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander210.29%
American Indian and Alaska Native170.24%
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Ville Platte Population by Race

Ville Platte Population Pyramid $2021

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Ville Platte Median Age

34.2


Total

29.5


Male

36.1


Female

Ville Platte Adults

There are 5,304 adults, (1,292 of whom are seniors) in Ville Platte.

Ville Platte Age Dependency

78.4

Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Ville Platte Sex Ratio

Female

3,686

51.49%

Male

3,473

48.51%

Ville Platte Population by Age

Ville Platte Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ville Platte Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.6%20.4%
All39.1%60.9%
Non Family30.7%69.3%
Female26.8%73.2%
Male13.6%86.4%

39.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ville Platte Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,0072.3539.1
Non Family1,3211.0630.7
Female8913.6926.8
Married6412.8679.6
Male1543.4913.6

3.22

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

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Ville Platte Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade61913.73%
9th to 12th Grade72916.17%
High School Graduate2,05545.58%
Some College48410.73%
Associates Degree2525.59%
Bachelors Degree2615.79%
Graduate Degree1092.42%
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Ville Platte Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ville Platte Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black2,4011,54448
White2,0701,596322
Islander2121
Native American17

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 15.56%.

Ville Platte Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,404$32,500$18,446
Less Than 9th Grade$17,045$25,407$13,696
High School Graduate$20,538$35,156$15,804
Some College$24,861$43,750$21,554
Bachelors Degree$33,750$$33,750
Graduate Degree$$51,094$

$22,404

Average Earnings

$32,500

Average Male

$18,446

Average Female

Ville Platte Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ville Platte Language by Age

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Ville Platte Language

83.46% of Ville Platte residents speak only English, while 16.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 16.54% of the population.

Ville Platte Language

Ville Platte Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black4,3812,06847.20%
White2,59080631.12%
Multiple452760.00%
Islander2121100.00%

41.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

38.14%

Male Poverty Rate

44.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ville Platte

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ville Platte is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ville Platte is White, with 31.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 15.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 44.50%.

Ville Platte Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade58.66%
High School32.86%
Some College27.85%
Bachelors or Greater3.51%

Ville Platte Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed56.99%
Female Unemployed55.96%
Female Employed25.53%
Male Employed22.20%

Ville Platte Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ville Platte Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$19,616$30,194
Families$25,361$35,810
Married Families$44,824-
Non Families$14,382$19,796
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Income by Household Type

Ville Platte Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

24.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

26.5%

Male Marriage Rate

22.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Ville Platte Married by Age and Sex

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Ville Platte 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.

Ville Platte Marital Status by Race

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Ville Platte Marital Status

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238

Number of Veterans

231

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam82
First Gulf War60
Korea36
Second Gulf War11
World War II

Ville Platte Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5479
75+66
65 to 7454
55 to 6428
18 to 3411

Ville Platte Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1496.63%
Black892.95%

Ville Platte Veterans by Race

Ville Platte Veterans by Education

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5.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

55.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ville Platte Veterans by Education

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52.1%

Labor Force Participation

43.3%

Employment Rate

16.9%

Unemployment Rate

Ville Platte Employment by Age

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Ville Platte Employment by Race

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Ville Platte 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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94.69%

Born in Ville Platte

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of Ville Platte residents were born in the United States, with 94.69% having been born in Louisiana. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Ville Platte Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20216,915-59-0.85%
20206,974-59-0.84%
20197,033-59-0.83%
20187,092-71-0.99%
20177,163-47-0.65%
20167,210-47-0.65%
20157,257-48-0.66%
20147,305-51-0.69%
20137,35650.07%
20127,351-31-0.42%
20117,382-37-0.50%
20107,419-726-0.93%
20008,145-892-1.03%
19909,037-164-0.18%
19809,201-491-0.52%
19709,6922,1802.58%
19607,5128791.25%
19506,6332,9125.95%
19403,7210.00%

Ville Platte Population by Year