The small town of Duson, Louisiana is home to slightly less than 2,000 residents. Families with young children should fit right in, as kids under 5 make up an above-average percentage of the community, while young adults are less well-represented. With an average age of just over 36, the town's residents are younger than most cities in Louisiana. Renters tend to be in the minority in Duson, and 69% of residents own their homes. With a relatively low average rent of $659/month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Louisiana. Each month, renters in Duson will save around $225 compared to the state average.
Duson has a large concentration of residents older than 25 who possess a high school degree or equivalent (26%) compared to the national average. Furthermore, 5% have earned a Bachelor's degree and 2% possess a Master's degree or Doctorate. Many Duson residents work in one of two industries: entertainment and retail. Together, these industries account for 13% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, as 8% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. With an average annual income of just over $51,000, Duson workers earn around $9,000 less than the average Louisiana resident. The town's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345).
Duson residents have an average commute of about 34 minutes, longer than the state average of about 25 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the prevailing way to get to work, selected by 37% of residents, while public transportation isn't extensively used. Biking is the second-most common method of commuting to work, selected by 1% of workers. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
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