Folsom, Louisiana

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Folsom, Louisiana

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High Points

Folsom strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Louisiana):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Folsom Affordability of Property Taxes
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Folsom Racial Diversity
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 7% Folsom College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 12% Folsom Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 17% Folsom Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Folsom, Louisiana

Comparing Folsom to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Louisiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 5
Female Share of the Population 6 4
Male Share of the Population 5 7
Well-Paid Single Women 5 9
Well-Paid Single Men 4 8
Age of the Population 4 7
Senior Citizens 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 7
Portion of People Married 6 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 10
Median Family Income 6 9
People Above Poverty 4 9
People in Middle Class or Better 4 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Short Commute Times 2 2
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
Affordability of Rents 4 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 4
People Living Alone 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 5 7
Low Violent Crime 1 1

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Folsom Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 44 miles N of Kenner, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 47 miles N of New Orleans, Louisiana
County St Tammany
Metro Area New Orleans
Standard Zip Codes 70437
Phone Area Codes 985
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.63
Longitude -90.187

Folsom Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.9 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 62 F
Apr Temp 55 to 79 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 63.5 inches
Distance 12.9 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 61 F
Apr Temp 53 to 79 F
Jul Temp 70 to 93 F
Oct Temp 53 to 81 F
Annual Precip 64.2 inches
Station AMITE
Distance 21.2 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 60 F
Apr Temp 53 to 78 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 53 to 81 F
Annual Precip 65.7 inches
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Folsom Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 525 100%
Male 252 48%
Female 273 52%
Under 18 143 27.2%
18+ 382 72.8%
65+ 60 11.4%
Median Age 35.8
Average Family Size 3.18
White 383 73%
African-American 131 25%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.6%
Other 2 0.4%
Mixed Race 6 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 18 3.4%

Estimated Folsom Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 651
Growth 126
Growth % 24%

Folsom Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 31.9%
US/American 24.2%
German 7.9%
Irish 7.4%
English 5.9%
Italian 5.2%
French (except Basque) 4%
Scotch-Irish 2.5%
European 2%
Scottish 1.7%
Dutch 1.5%
African 1.5%
Ukrainian 1.2%
Australian 1.2%
Jamaican 1%
Swedish 0.7%
French Canadian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Folsom, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Uneedus (70437)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Folsom 525 $42,500
Abita Springs 1,957 $45,208
Covington 8,483 $50,332
Franklinton 3,657 $27,957
Madisonville 677 $57,083
Sun 471 $29,750
Tickfaw 617 $32,143
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