Parks, Louisiana

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Parks, Louisiana

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Parks Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Parks Affordability of Rents
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 10% Parks Well-Paid Single Women
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Parks Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Parks, Louisiana

Comparing Parks 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 9 7
Female Share of the Population 9 8
Age of the Population 7 10
Well-Paid Single Women 7 10
Senior Citizens 4 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 1
Well-Paid Single Men 3 7
Male Share of the Population 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 5
Portion of People Married 5 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 4 8
Median Family Income 4 7
People Above Poverty 4 8
College Educated Adults 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 5 6
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Working at Home 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 7
Affordability of Rents 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Housing Recently Built 7 5
People Living Alone 4 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4

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Parks Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles E of Lafayette, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 106 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana
County St Martin
Metro Area Lafayette
Standard Zip Codes 70582
Phone Area Codes 337
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.214
Longitude -91.831

Parks Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.1 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 62 F
Apr Temp 58 to 78 F
Jul Temp 74 to 91 F
Oct Temp 58 to 81 F
Annual Precip 62.1 inches
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 61 F
Apr Temp 58 to 78 F
Jul Temp 73 to 91 F
Oct Temp 59 to 80 F
Annual Precip 60.8 inches
Distance 19.4 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 62 F
Apr Temp 56 to 79 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 57 to 82 F
Annual Precip 63.2 inches
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Parks Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 533 100%
Male 244 45.8%
Female 289 54.2%
Under 18 117 22%
18+ 416 78%
65+ 74 13.9%
Median Age 39.8
Average Family Size 3.09
White 277 52%
African-American 253 47.5%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.4%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 1.1%

Estimated Parks Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 540
Growth 7
Growth % 1.3%

Parks 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) 54%
French (except Basque) 18.2%
French Canadian 9.8%
US/American 9%
Acadian/Cajun 3.6%
Italian 1.7%
German 1.7%
Canadian 1.3%
English 0.6%
African 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Parks 533 $36,042
Arnaudville 1,398 $26,583
Breaux Bridge 7,281 $31,570
Broussard 5,874 $45,668
Henderson 1,531 $22,891
Lafayette 110,257 $47,783
St. Martinville 6,989 $28,711
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