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Sorrento, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Sorrento had a population of 1,589 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Sorrento is located at latitude 30.1836 and longitude -90.8666 in Ascension Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sorrento (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Ascension Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Town of Sorrento (GNIS ID: 2407367) 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 Sorrento is located within Parish Governing Authority District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ascension Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sorrento 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 Sorrento: Landry.

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


Total Population 1,589
Population in Households 1,589
Population in Familes 1,349
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 436
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 613
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 449
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 659 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 485 (73.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 127 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $116,045
Average Home Value $133,144


Median Household Income $46,991
Average Household Income $60,069
Per Capita Income $22,380
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.92% 2.0%
Households 1.99% 1.98%
Families 2.28% 1.85%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   1.38%
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.

Sorrento, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sorrento 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 # 227 52nd
Population Density1 # 292 39th
Diversity Index2 # 287 39th
Median Household Income # 147 69th
Per Capita Income # 201 58th

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