Tangipahoa, Louisiana

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Tangipahoa, Louisiana

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Tangipahoa Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Tangipahoa Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Tangipahoa, Louisiana

Comparing Tangipahoa 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 6 1
Senior Citizens 1 1
Male Share of the Population 1 1
Age of the Population 1 1
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 1 1


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Public Transportation Use 6 5
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Affordability of Rents 10 9
Housing Recently Built 8 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
People Living Alone 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 1

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Tangipahoa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 46 miles NE of Baton Rouge, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 68 miles NW of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Tangipahoa
P.O. Box Zip Codes 70465
Phone Area Codes 985
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.875
Longitude -90.511

Tangipahoa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station AMITE
Distance 12.2 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
Distance 19.9 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
Distance 26.4 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 60 F
Apr Temp 54 to 77 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 55 to 80 F
Annual Precip 63.7 inches
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Tangipahoa Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 747 100%
Male 331 44.3%
Female 416 55.7%
Under 18 312 41.8%
18+ 435 58.2%
65+ 61 8.2%
Median Age 22.4
Average Family Size 3.76
White 63 8.4%
African-American 684 91.6%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.1%

Estimated Tangipahoa Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 737
Growth -10
Growth % -1.3%

Tangipahoa 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) 92.3%
US/American 2.6%
African 1.9%
English 1.3%
German 1%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Irish 0.3%
Dutch 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Tangipahoa 747 $14,226
Greensburg 631 $35,000
Independence 1,724 $30,685
Kentwood 2,205 $23,889
Montpelier 214 $36,875
Roseland 1,162 $22,333
Tickfaw 617 $32,143
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