Ville Platte, Louisiana Population 2020

6,971

Ville Platte is a city located in Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 6,971, it is the 50th largest city in Louisiana and the 3952nd largest city in the United States. Ville Platte is currently declining at a rate of -0.71% annually and its population has decreased by -6.18% 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 1,735 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ville Platte is $31,163 with a poverty rate of 39.38%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $576 per month, and the median house value is $75,000. The median age in Ville Platte is 35.6 years, 32.1 years for males, and 39.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.8 males.

Ville Platte Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 58.69%
  • White: 40.47%
  • Two or more races: 0.57%
  • Native American: 0.28%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Ville Platte, Louisiana is 6,971, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,071.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,430.

Ville Platte, Louisiana Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American4,22358.69%
White2,91240.47%
Two or More Races410.57%
American Indian and Alaska Native200.28%

Ville Platte Population Pyramid 2020

Ville Platte Median Age

35.6


Total

32.1


Male

39.3


Female

Ville Platte Adults

There are 5,369 adults, (1,367 of whom are seniors) in Ville Platte.

Ville Platte Age Dependency

79.8

Age Dependency Ratio

34.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Ville Platte Sex Ratio

Female

3,676

51.08%

Male

3,520

48.92%

Ville Platte Households and Families

Ville Platte Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Ville Platte Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.6%27.4%
All38.1%61.9%
Non Family28.9%71.1%
Female23.3%76.7%
Male23.3%76.7%

38.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,9972.3738.1
Non Family1,4151.0528.9
Married7372.9972.6
Female7294.0923.3
Male1163.5923.3

3.43

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

4.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ville Platte Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade70515.47%
9th to 12th Grade71915.78%
High School Graduate1,89641.61%
Some College56012.29%
Associates Degree2174.76%
Bachelors Degree3547.77%
Graduate Degree1062.33%

Ville Platte Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black2,3101,39380
White2,2251,721380
Native American2017
Multiple Races22

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 17.08%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,646$35,234$20,377
Less Than High School$14,306$$12,545
High School Grad$24,909$40,441$20,324
Some College$21,531$34,911$20,516
Bachelors Degree$30,583$23,194$33,036
Graduate Degree$53,359$52,045$

$23,646

Average Earnings

$35,234

Average Male

$20,377

Average Female

Ville Platte Language

Ville Platte Language by Age

Ville Platte Language

82.90% of Ville Platte residents speak only English, while 17.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 17.10% of the population.

Ville Platte Poverty

Ville Platte Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black4,1891,94946.53%
White2,83579828.15%
Multiple412663.41%
Native201785.00%

39.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

35.90%

Male Poverty Rate

42.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ville Platte

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ville Platte is Native, with 85.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ville Platte is White, with 28.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 45.49%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School57.12%
Some College30.35%
High School25.64%
Bachelors or Greater3.48%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed55.11%
Female Unemployed48.65%
Female Employed19.98%
Male Employed12.26%

Ville Platte Income

Ville Platte Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$20,534$31,163
Families$25,517$37,377
Married Families$43,438-
Non Families$15,264$22,117

Ville Platte Marital Status

Ville Platte Marital Status

Marriage Rates

28.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

29.3%

Male Marriage Rate

27.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Ville Platte Married by Age and Sex

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

Ville Platte Veterans

311

Number of Veterans

299

Male Veterans

12

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam96
First Gulf War76
Korea68
World War II23
Second Gulf War14

$Ville Platte Veterans by Education

8.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

54.90%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ville Platte Employment Status

49.4%

Labor Force Participation

39.3%

Employment Rate

20.2%

Unemployment Rate

Ville Platte 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

96.05%

Born in Louisiana

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

100.00% of Ville Platte residents were born in the United States, with 96.05% 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.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20206,971-50-0.71%
20197,021-50-0.71%
20187,071-77-1.08%
20177,148-50-0.69%
20167,198-52-0.72%
20157,250-50-0.68%
20147,300-54-0.73%
20137,35450.07%
20127,349-32-0.43%
20117,381-39-0.53%
20107,420-725-0.93%
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%