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Iota, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Iota is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Acadia Parish at latitude 30.3261 and longitude -92.4956. Acadia Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 30 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Iota, but most people and references simply refer to it as Iota, Louisiana.

The P1 Census Class Code for Iota indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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, 2014)


Total Population 1,568
Population in Households 1,565
Population in Familes 1,283
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 1,235
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 621
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 406
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 705 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 380 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 240 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 84 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $118,403
Average Home Value $160,827


Median Household Income $31,321
Average Household Income $49,303
Per Capita Income $19,151
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.05% 0.9%
Households 1.29% 0.92%
Families 1.63% 0.68%
Median Household Income   3.83%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
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 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 # 228 52nd
Population Density1 # 111 77th
Diversity Index2 # 418 12th
Median Household Income # 359 24th
Per Capita Income # 297 37th

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