Waggaman, Louisiana Population 2024

10,706

Waggaman is a city located in Jefferson Parish Louisiana. Waggaman has a 2024 population of 10,706. Waggaman is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by -1.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,917 in 2020.

The average household income in Waggaman is $69,970 with a poverty rate of 27.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Waggaman is 38.1 years, 39 years for males, and 33.7 years for females.

Waggaman Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 71.06%
  • White: 22.88%
  • Two or more races: 4.97%
  • Native American: 0.68%
  • Other race: 0.41%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
5.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,944.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.93% (-211)
The current population of Waggaman, Louisiana is 10,706 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 10,917.

Waggaman, Louisiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American7,60871.06%
White2,44922.88%
Two or more races5324.97%
Native American730.68%
Other race440.41%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Waggaman Population by Race

Waggaman Population Pyramid 2024

Waggaman Median Age

38.1

Total

39

Male

33.7

Female

Waggaman Adults

There are 7,958 adults, (1,691 of whom are seniors) in Waggaman.

Waggaman Age Dependency

70.8

Age Dependency Ratio

27

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Waggaman Sex Ratio

Female5,98255.88%
Male4,72444.12%

Waggaman Population by Age

Waggaman Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,6512.9368.431.6
Married1,3843.0191.98.1
Female1,2314.1141.158.9
Non Family8471.1275.324.7
Male1892.8342.957.1
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3.42

Average Family Size

2.93

Average Household Size

68.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Waggaman 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

Waggaman Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Waggaman Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 15.9%.

Waggaman Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,028

Average Earnings

$46,667

Average Male

$26,044

Average Female

Waggaman Earnings by Educational Attainment

Waggaman Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Waggaman Language

96.05% of Waggaman residents speak only English, while 3.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.66% of the population.

Waggaman Language

Waggaman Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black7,6002,67835.24%
White2,1021687.99%
Hispanic721557.63%
Other442863.64%
Multiple532275.08%
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27.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.06%

Male Poverty Rate

31.9%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waggaman

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waggaman is Other, with 63.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waggaman is Multiple, with 5.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.74%.

Waggaman Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Bachelors or Greater20.49%
Some College19.94%
High School19.44%
Less Than 9th Grade18.29%
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Waggaman Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed57.72%
Male Unemployed29.91%
Female Employed11.71%
Male Employed1.85%
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Waggaman Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Waggaman Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Waggaman Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

33.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.2%

Male Marriage Rate

29.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Waggaman Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Waggaman 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.

Waggaman Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Waggaman Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

692

Number of Veterans

469

Male Veterans

223

Female Veterans

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Waggaman Veterans by War

count

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Waggaman Veterans by Age

count

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Waggaman Veterans by Race

Waggaman Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

14.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waggaman Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.9%

Labor Force Participation

53.1%

Employment Rate

9.8%

Unemployment Rate

Waggaman Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Waggaman Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Waggaman 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

88.37%

Born in Waggaman

97.02%

Native Born

2.98%

Foreign Born

1.16%

Non Citizen

1.82%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.02% of Waggaman residents were born in the United States, with 88.37% having been born in Louisiana. 1.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Waggaman Place of Birth

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202410,706
202310,706
202210,706-455-4.08%
202111,1612442.24%
202010,9179008.98%
201910,0171511.53%
20189,8661541.59%
20179,712390.4%
20169,6733393.63%
20159,334-523-5.31%
20149,857-113-1.13%
20139,9701972.02%
20129,773690.71%
20119,704-311-3.11%
201010,015
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Waggaman Population by Year