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Branch, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Branch Census Designated Place had a population of 419 as of July 1, 2016. Branch ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Branch is located at latitude 30.3386 and longitude -92.2857 in Acadia Parish. 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. Acadia Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 39 feet.

The Branch Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586670) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Branch Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 6, a minor civil division (MCD) of Acadia Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Branch population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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

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Branch, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 419
Population in Households 411
Population in Familes 365
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 57
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 156
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 124
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 169 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 130 (76.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $142,708
Average Home Value $195,038


Median Household Income $58,845
Average Household Income $74,255
Per Capita Income $26,749
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.24% 1.03%
Households 1.63% 1.13%
Families 2.24% 1.1%
Median Household Income   3.5%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
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.

Branch, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Branch to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 454 4th
Diversity Index2 # 385 19th
Median Household Income # 42 91st
Per Capita Income # 80 83rd

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