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Census Data for Tallulah ...

Population ...

The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2018 and it gave Tallulah a population of 6,768 people.

The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, which gave Tallulah a population of 7,335 people.

The city of Tallulah is located in Madison Parish. The 2010 Census gave Madison Parish a population of 12,093 people. This means that Tallulah had 60.7% of the parish's total population, making it Madison's most populous community.

At the same time, Louisiana had a population of 4,533,372 people, meaning that Tallulah had 0.16% of the total population of Louisiana - making it the state's 50th most populous community.

Area ...

When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a city like Tallulah, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this defines the sampling area (usually shaped as a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the city.

Things like the population, area and housing for Tallulah reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Tallulah might be different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau to resolve any difference between the two.

The 2010 Census shows that the sampling area for Tallulah has a total area of 2.79 square miles [7.2 km²].

Madison Parish has a land area of 624 square miles [1,617.3 km²]. At 2.79 square miles [7.2 km²], Tallulah has 0.45% of the parish's total land area.

Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually the center of the polygon, known as the centroid). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:

Lat:   32° 24' 24"   (or 32.41°)             [Map]

Lon:   -91° 11' 30"   (or -91.19°)

More information on this topic and the changes between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census can be found in the section for our Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Population Density ...

Using the population (7,335 people) and land area (2.79 square miles [7.2 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Tallulah had a population density of 2,633 people per square mile [1,016 people/km²].

In comparison, the 2000 Census shows Tallulah had a population of 9,189 people and a land area of 2.71 square miles [7 km²]. This gives a population density of 3,395 people per square mile [1,311 people/km²]

NOTE: Be aware that when comparing population density between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Tallulah. You need to be careful when making such a comparison, the differences are likely to lead to an incorrect comparison. More information about the nature of these changes can be found in the section Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Housing Units ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tallulah had 2,925 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 7,335 people, this averages 2.51 people per Housing Unit.

The 2010 Census shows Tallulah had a land area of 2.79 square miles [7.2 km²]. This translates to 1,050 Housing Units per square mile [405.5 housing units/km²].

From the Census of 2000: Tallulah had 3,226 Housing Units, a population of 9,189 people and a land area of 2.71 square miles [7 km²]. This gives a density of 2.85 people per Housing Unit and 1,192 Housing Units per square mile [460.3 housing units/km²].

NOTE: Repeating the caution above (under Population Density), be aware that when comparing Housing Units between the 2000 and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Tallulah and you need to be careful when comparing results between the censuses. More information about these differences can be found in the section called Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Madison Parish ...

The community of Tallulah is located in Madison Parish and is the Parish Seat for Madison Parish.

The county had a population of 12,093 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 7,335 people, Tallulah represented 60.7% of the parish's total.

In addition, where the city of Tallulah has a population density of 2,633 people per square mile [1,016 people/km²], Madison Parish averages 19.37 people per square mile [7.48 people/km²].

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Madison Parish.

Population Rings for Tallulah ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Tallulah and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Tallulah. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4>

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]27,323-7.44%
10 mi   [16 km]27,323-7.44%
15 mi   [24 km]47,596-7.53%
20 mi   [32 km]632,550-6.97%
25 mi   [40 km]834,377-7.17%
30 mi   [48 km]1138,405-7.53%

Census-to-Census Observations ...

Introduction ...

When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Tallulah, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of Tallulah. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change. If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.

Area ...

The sampling area (or polygon) given for the 2010 Census is 2.93% larger than the 2000 Census.

The 2010 Census shows that the total area for Tallulah was 2.79 square miles [7.2 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.

The 2000 Census shows a total area of 2.71 square miles [7 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.

Location ...

While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Tallulah, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Tallulah.

For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:

Lat:   32.406671°   (or 32°24'24" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -91.191704°   (or -91°11'30" W)

For the 2000 Census, the location given was:

Lat:   32.409047°   (or 32°24'32" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -91.191306°   (or -91°11'28" W)

The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 874 feet to the south<5> of the location that was used in the 2000 Census.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#2405566) to Tallulah. This identifier also marks a GSP point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Tallulah. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:

Lat:   32.406683°   (or 32°24'24" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -91.191730°   (or -91°11'30" W)

The GSP location given for the 2010 Census lies 9.12 feet to the southeast<6> of the point given by the GNIS for Tallulah. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Tallulah.

Miscellaneous Information for Tallulah ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county, parish and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Madison Parish or the city of Tallulah:

The GNIS Codes ...

The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Tallulah:

GNIS ID for Tallulah: 2405566

GNIS ID for Madison Parish: 558088

GNIS ID for Louisiana: 1629543

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 22 (Louisiana)

County Code: 065 (Madison Parish)

Place Code: 74690 (Tallulah)

State & County Code: 22/065 (Louisiana / Madison Parish)

State & Place Code: 22/74690 (Louisiana / Tallulah)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Tallulah is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #7 (the West South-Central Division).

US Postal Service ZIP Codes ...

While some people have used ZIP codes to identify a community, the ZIP codes were actually created to make mail delivery more efficient by grouping addresses together. Although a ZIP Code doesn't specifically identify a city like Tallulah, they do identify addresses that are in (or near) the city. It's important to remember that the boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes.

Our list of ZIP codes for Tallulah :  & .<7>

Census ZCTA Codes ...

The US Census Bureau created statistical entities that they call ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) and these ZCTAs are frequently confused with the ZIP codes that come from the US Postal Service (USPS).

ZCTAs were first created for the 2000 Census and at that time, they were based upon the USPS ZIP codes. While largely covering the same areas, the boundaries of a ZCTA do not necessarily match the boundaries of a postal ZIP code with the same number. For example, while a postal ZIP code can cross a county or state line, a Census ZCTA can not. They should be treated as separate entities with no correlation between them.

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Tallulah.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Louisiana

About Madison Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Tallulah. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Louisiana:

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Footnotes ...

<1>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2018.

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<2>Every 10 years (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010), the US Census Bureau conducts a Constitutionally-mandated count (or enumeration) of people living within the United States. This count is called a Decennial Census. The last Decennial Census was the 2010 Census, with the next one planned for 2020.

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<3>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<4>The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the 2010 Census location is 171 degrees and a distance of 874 feet.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the GNIS point is 241 degrees and a distance of 9.12 feet.

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<7>When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Tallulah or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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