Prairieville, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Prairieville, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Prairieville Census Designated Place had a population of 31,409 as of July 1, 2016. Prairieville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Prairieville is located at latitude 30.3132 and longitude -90.9584 in Ascension Parish. The formal boundaries for the Prairieville Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Ascension Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 23 feet.

The Prairieville Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586702) 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 Prairieville Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 7, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ascension Parish.

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

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


Total Population 31,409
Population in Households 31,409
Population in Familes 28,017
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,427
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 10,671
Average Household Size 2.94
Family Households 8,466
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,296 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,094 (80.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,577 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 625 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $230,277
Average Home Value $268,295


Median Household Income $89,867
Average Household Income $105,387
Per Capita Income $35,941
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.51% 2.48%
Households 2.49% 2.5%
Families 2.24% 2.37%
Median Household Income   1.11%
Per Capita Income   1.23%
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.

Prairieville, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prairieville 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 # 13 97th
Population Density1 # 93 81st
Diversity Index2 # 300 37th
Median Household Income # 4 99th
Per Capita Income # 11 98th

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