Zachary, Louisiana Population 2020

18,278

Zachary is a city located in Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 18,278, it is the 17th largest city in Louisiana and the 1987th largest city in the United States. Zachary is currently growing at a rate of 1.67% annually and its population has increased by 22.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,960 in 2010. Spanning over 26 miles, Zachary has a population density of 701 people per square mile.

The average household income in Zachary is $92,315 with a poverty rate of 8.26%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,047 per month, and the median house value is $218,700. The median age in Zachary is 34.6 years, 33.5 years for males, and 35.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.2 males.

Zachary Demographics

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

  • White: 50.12%
  • Black or African American: 46.05%
  • Two or more races: 2.03%
  • Asian: 1.31%
  • Other race: 0.49%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Zachary, Louisiana is 18,278, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,678.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 14,960.

Zachary, Louisiana Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,54850.12%
Black or African American7,85446.05%
Two or More Races3462.03%
Asian2241.31%
Some Other Race840.49%

Zachary Population Pyramid 2020

Zachary Median Age

34.6


Total

33.5


Male

35.4


Female

Zachary Adults

There are 11,696 adults, (1,871 of whom are seniors) in Zachary.

Zachary Age Dependency

73.6

Age Dependency Ratio

19

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Zachary Sex Ratio

Female

9,013

52.84%

Male

8,043

47.16%

Zachary Households and Families

Zachary Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Zachary Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.8%10.2%
All72.2%27.8%
Non Family57.7%42.3%
Male54.7%45.3%
Female41.8%58.2%

72.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,5173.0772.2
Married2,9723.6889.8
Non Family1,3861.1957.7
Female9163.9441.8
Male2433.0654.7

3.68

Average Family Size

3.07

Average Household Size

3.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Zachary Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1171.14%
9th to 12th Grade5295.15%
High School Graduate3,03529.56%
Some College2,44823.84%
Associates Degree6306.14%
Bachelors Degree2,03619.83%
Graduate Degree1,47214.34%

Zachary Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,6805,3692,045
Black4,2943,9951,323
Multiple Races1007327
Asian948542
Other Race848471
Hispanic373713

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 84.52%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$48,149$60,057$39,011
Less Than High School$8,958$9,236$
High School Grad$42,404$52,796$31,667
Some College$37,113$53,203$34,157
Bachelors Degree$63,913$77,262$43,438
Graduate Degree$69,286$69,667$68,846

$48,149

Average Earnings

$60,057

Average Male

$39,011

Average Female

Zachary Language

Zachary Language by Age

Zachary Language

96.89% of Zachary residents speak only English, while 3.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.24% of the population.

Zachary Poverty

Zachary Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,4597548.91%
Black7,7794655.98%
Multiple34614241.04%
Hispanic633555.56%
Other841214.29%

8.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.58%

Male Poverty Rate

9.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Zachary

The race most likely to be in poverty in Zachary is Hispanic, with 55.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Zachary is Black, with 5.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.56%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School11.69%
Some College8.99%
High School8.39%
Bachelors or Greater4.46%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed33.15%
Female Employed4.02%
Male Employed3.35%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Zachary Income

Zachary Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$78,089$92,315
Families$88,240$100,903
Married Families$103,668-
Non Families$41,628$59,772

Zachary Marital Status

Zachary Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.7%

Male Marriage Rate

48.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Zachary Married by Age and Sex

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 55-64.

Zachary Marital Status by Race

Zachary Veterans

871

Number of Veterans

813

Male Veterans

58

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam245
First Gulf War220
Second Gulf War208
Korea80
World War II4

$Zachary Veterans by Education

4.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Zachary Employment Status

64.8%

Labor Force Participation

61.9%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Zachary 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

79.43%

Born in Louisiana

98.22%

Native Born

1.78%

Foreign Born

1.08%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.22% of Zachary residents were born in the United States, with 79.43% having been born in Louisiana. 1.08% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202018,2783001.67%
201917,9783001.70%
201817,6783001.73%
201717,3783001.76%
201617,0783552.12%
201516,7232331.41%
201416,4903282.03%
201316,1624072.58%
201215,7552221.43%
201115,5332951.94%
201015,2383,9633.06%
200011,2752,2392.24%
19909,0361,7392.16%
19807,2972,3333.93%
19704,9641,6964.27%
19603,2682,5688.01%
19407000.00%