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Iota, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Iota had a population of 1,585 as of July 1, 2016. Iota ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for 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 Iota is located at latitude 30.3261 and longitude -92.4956 in Acadia Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Iota (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Acadia Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 30 feet.

The Town of Iota (GNIS ID: 2405891) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Iota is located within Parish Governing Authority District 8, a minor civil division (MCD) of Acadia Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Iota 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 Iota: Cartville, Fabacher, Point-Aux-Loupes, Pointe-aux-Loupe, Wolf Point.

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


Total Population 1,585
Population in Households 1,581
Population in Familes 1,294
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 1,248
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 630
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 409
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 707 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 375 (53.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 254 (35.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 77 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $94,030
Average Home Value $125,199


Median Household Income $35,973
Average Household Income $56,165
Per Capita Income $21,887
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.89% 0.83%
Households 1.11% 0.93%
Families 1.23% 0.72%
Median Household Income   -1.26%
Per Capita Income   1.36%
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.

Iota, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Iota 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 # 230 52nd
Population Density1 # 111 77th
Diversity Index2 # 419 12th
Median Household Income # 297 38th
Per Capita Income # 217 54th

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