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Branch, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Branch Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Acadia Parish at latitude 30.3386 and longitude -92.2857. Acadia Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 39 feet.

The formal official name is the Branch Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Branch, Louisiana.

The U5 Census Class Code for Branch indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Branch Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Branch: Plaquemine Brule, Plaquemine Brulee.

Branch Census Designated Place, LA Boundary Map

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Branch, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 411
Population in Households 402
Population in Familes 358
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 56
Diversity Index2 26
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 152
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 121
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 165 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 128 (77.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (13.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $132,292
Average Home Value $167,054
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $61,791
Average Household Income $80,712
Per Capita Income $27,911
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.36% 1.05%
Households 1.78% 1.16%
Families 2.71% 1.13%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   1.48%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Branch, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Branch to the other 473 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 390 18th
Population Density1 # 453 4th
Diversity Index2 # 386 19th
Median Household Income # 30 94th
Per Capita Income # 43 91st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.