Waterproof, Louisiana

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
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Top 1% trophy Waterproof Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 2% trophy Waterproof Affordability of Property Taxes
Walking and Biking to Work
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Top 6% Waterproof Walking and Biking to Work
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Waterproof Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Waterproof, Louisiana

Comparing Waterproof 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
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 8 3
Age of the Population 8 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 6
Senior Citizens 7 9
Male Share of the Population 1 1
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 1
Portion of People Married 1 1


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Short Commute Times 3 4
Working at Home 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
Housing Recently Built 4 1

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Waterproof Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 65 miles SE of Monroe, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 149 miles NW of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Tensas
Standard Zip Codes 71375
Phone Area Codes 318
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.804
Longitude -91.383

Waterproof Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ST JOSEPH 3 N
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 56 F
Apr Temp 54 to 76 F
Jul Temp 73 to 93 F
Oct Temp 54 to 79 F
Annual Precip 56.4 inches
Distance 17.6 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 58 F
Apr Temp 55 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 55 to 79 F
Annual Precip 62 inches
Station JENA 4 WSW
Distance 49 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 56 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 52 to 78 F
Annual Precip 59.2 inches
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Waterproof Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 834 100%
Male 359 43%
Female 475 57%
Under 18 240 28.8%
18+ 594 71.2%
65+ 153 18.3%
Median Age 41
Average Family Size 3.3
White 99 11.9%
African-American 729 87.4%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 6 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 1%

Estimated Waterproof Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 777
Growth -57
Growth % -6.8%

Waterproof 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) 84.3%
US/American 7%
Irish 2.6%
English 1.7%
German 1.2%
African 1%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Italian 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Azucena (71375)
Consuella (71375)
Cooters Point (71375)
Goldman (71375)
Helena (71375)
Highland (71375)
Montecello (71375)

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)
Waterproof 834 $15,179
Clayton 858 $15,598
Ferriday 3,723 $18,636
Ridgecrest 801 $32,917
Sicily Island 453 $23,036
St. Joseph 1,340 $22,935
Vidalia 4,543 $36,917
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