Tensas Parish, Louisiana Population 2021

Tensas Parish, Louisiana's estimated population is 4,062 with a growth rate of -3.24% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Tensas Parish, Louisiana is the 65th largest county in Louisiana. The 2010 Population was 5,229 and has seen a growth of -22.32% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20214,062-136-3.24%
20204,198-136-3.14%
20194,334-136-3.04%
20184,470-104-2.27%
20174,574-82-1.76%
20164,656-116-2.43%
20154,772-81-1.67%
20144,853-80-1.62%
20134,933-66-1.32%
20124,999-93-1.83%
20115,092-137-2.62%
20105,229-1,874-26.38%
19907,103-1,422-16.68%
19808,525-1,207-12.40%
19709,732-2,064-17.50%
196011,796-1,413-10.70%
195013,209-2,731-17.13%
194015,9408445.59%
193015,0963,01124.92%
192012,085-4,975-29.16%
191017,060-2,010-10.54%
190019,0702,42314.56%
189016,647-1,168-6.56%
188017,8155,39643.45%
187012,419-3,659-22.76%
186016,0787,03877.85%
18509,0400.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-3.24%
County Website
Founded
March 17, 1843
County Seat
2010 Population
5,229
Growth Since 2010
-22.32%
map placeholder

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American2,52555.36%
White1,97943.39%
Some Other Race501.10%
Asian50.11%
Two or More Races20.04%
Loading...

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Population by Race

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Population Pyramid $2021

Loading...

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Median Age

43.4


Total

40


Male

48.8


Female

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Adults

There are 3,476 adults, (1,084 of whom are seniors) in Tensas Parish, Louisiana.

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Age Dependency

90.7

Age Dependency Ratio

45.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Sex Ratio

Female

2,314

50.73%

Male

2,247

49.27%

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Population by Age

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Loading...

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.6%24.4%
All67.5%32.5%
Female63.8%36.2%
Non Family62.3%37.7%
Male61.5%38.5%

67.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,7922.5367.5
Non Family6901.1262.3
Married673375.6
Female3074.2263.8
Male1223.7261.5

3.36

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

Loading...

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Households by Type

Loading...
Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1434.51%
9th to 12th Grade57218.04%
High School Graduate1,46246.11%
Some College54217.09%
Associates Degree912.87%
Bachelors Degree2648.33%
Graduate Degree973.06%
Loading...

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

Loading...
Race Total High School Bachelors
Black1,6231,212115
White1,4841,226244
Hispanic5716
Other Race29
Asian5
2+ Races222

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

Loading...
Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,450$29,773$20,809
Less Than 9th Grade$17,455$25,398$15,625
High School Graduate$21,150$26,875$18,705
Some College$17,244$$17,371
Bachelors Degree$43,125$65,500$28,750
Graduate Degree$88,333$$61,875

$22,450

Average Earnings

$29,773

Average Male

$20,809

Average Female

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Language by Age

Loading...

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Language

97.39% of Tensas Parish, Louisiana residents speak only English, while 2.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.85% of the population.

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Language

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Poverty by Race

Loading...
Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,5211,19947.56%
White1,91233317.42%
Hispanic944143.62%
Asian55100.00%

34.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

35.32%

Male Poverty Rate

34.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tensas Parish, Louisiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tensas Parish, Louisiana is Asian, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tensas Parish, Louisiana is White, with 17.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.98%.

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Poverty

Loading...
Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade41.68%
High School27.73%
Some College25.91%
Bachelors or Greater5.54%

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Education

Loading...
Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed47.12%
Male Unemployed42.95%
Male Employed13.73%
Female Employed13.60%

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Income by Household Type

Loading...
Name Median Mean
Households$27,500$39,433
Families$34,022$48,867
Married Families$41,339-
Non Families$18,750$23,850
Loading...

Income by Household Type

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

Loading...

Marriage Rates

40.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.9%

Male Marriage Rate

40.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Married by Age and Sex

Loading...

Tensas Parish, Louisiana 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 35-44.

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Marital Status by Race

Loading...

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

Loading...

155

Number of Veterans

127

Male Veterans

28

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam56
Second Gulf War28
First Gulf War12
Korea10
World War II6

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Veterans by War

Loading...
Age Group Veterans
65 to 7460
75+58
35 to 5424
18 to 3413
55 to 64

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Age

Loading...
Name Veterans % of Total
White996.11%
Black563.08%
Hispanic23.51%

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Race

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

Loading...

16.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

Loading...

44.1%

Labor Force Participation

36.9%

Employment Rate

16.3%

Unemployment Rate

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Employment by Age

Loading...

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Employment by Race

Loading...

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Loading...

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Loading...

77.64%

Born in Tensas Parish, Louisiana

99.12%

Native Born

0.88%

Foreign Born

0.26%

Non Citizen

0.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.12% of Tensas Parish, Louisiana residents were born in the United States, with 77.64% having been born in Louisiana. 0.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

Sources