Zachary, Louisiana Population 2024

20,130

Zachary is a city located in East Baton Rouge Parish Louisiana. Zachary has a 2024 population of 20,130. Zachary is currently growing at a rate of 0.53% annually and its population has increased by 3.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,461 in 2020.

The average household income in Zachary is $105,003 with a poverty rate of 7.5%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Zachary is 33.3 years, 28.9 years for males, and 35.5 years for females.

Zachary Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 48.93%
  • White: 46.67%
  • Two or more races: 2.31%
  • Asian: 1.9%
  • Other race: 0.16%
  • Native American: 0.02%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
26.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
771.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.44% (669)
The current population of Zachary, Louisiana is 20,130 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 19,461.

Zachary, Louisiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American9,49348.93%
White9,05546.67%
Two or more races4482.31%
Asian3691.9%
Other race320.16%
Native American40.02%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Zachary Population by Race

Zachary Population Pyramid 2024

Zachary Median Age

33.3

Total

28.9

Male

35.5

Female

Zachary Adults

There are 13,736 adults, (1,973 of whom are seniors) in Zachary.

Zachary Age Dependency

64.9

Age Dependency Ratio

16.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Zachary Sex Ratio

Female9,15347.18%
Male10,24852.82%

Zachary Population by Age

Zachary Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,7652.8582.417.6
Married3,5323.4395.24.8
Non Family1,7281.0869.530.5
Female8663.815743
Male6393.1781.418.6
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3.36

Average Family Size

2.85

Average Household Size

82.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Zachary 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

Zachary Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Zachary 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 hispanic people with a rate of 100%.

Zachary Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$61,571

Average Earnings

$69,500

Average Male

$50,935

Average Female

Zachary Earnings by Educational Attainment

Zachary Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Zachary Language

95.68% of Zachary residents speak only English, while 4.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.76% of the population.

Zachary Language

Zachary Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black9,4311,07411.39%
White8,9943433.81%
Asian369195.15%
Multiple44861.34%
Native44100%
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7.5%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.98%

Male Poverty Rate

9.2%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Zachary

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Zachary is Multiple, with 1.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.01%.

Zachary Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.78%
Some College7.39%
High School6.14%
Bachelors or Greater1.87%
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Zachary Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed40.12%
Female Unemployed11.7%
Female Employed2.93%
Male Employed0.8%
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Zachary Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Zachary Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Zachary Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.4%

Male Marriage Rate

49.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Zachary Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Zachary Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Zachary Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Zachary Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

865

Number of Veterans

865

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Zachary Veterans by War

count

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Zachary Veterans by Age

count

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Zachary Veterans by Race

Zachary Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Zachary Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

74.7%

Labor Force Participation

70.3%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Zachary Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Zachary Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Zachary 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

85.11%

Born in Zachary

97.25%

Native Born

2.75%

Foreign Born

2.1%

Non Citizen

0.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.25% of Zachary residents were born in the United States, with 85.11% having been born in Louisiana. 2.1% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Zachary Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202920,6651070.52%
202820,5581070.52%
202720,4511070.53%
202620,3441070.53%
202520,2371070.53%
202420,1301070.53%
202320,0231070.54%
202219,9161070.54%
202119,8093481.79%
202019,4611,3877.67%
201918,0744202.38%
201817,6543201.85%
201717,3342991.76%
201617,0353612.17%
201516,6742351.43%
201416,4393252.02%
201316,1144042.57%
201215,7102181.41%
201115,4922911.91%
201015,2013,92634.82%
200011,2752,23924.78%
19909,0361,73923.83%
19807,2972,33347%
19704,9641,69651.9%
19603,2682,568366.86%
1940700
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Zachary Population by Year