Calcasieu Parish LA Information


Calcasieu Parish Subdivisions

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


Total Population 201,314
Population in Households 197,518
Population in Familes 161,250
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,796
Population Density1 189
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 78,020
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 52,389
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 87,503 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 50,863 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 27,157 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,483 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $132,522
Average Home Value $168,103


Median Household Income $46,165
Average Household Income $65,871
Per Capita Income $25,921
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.7% 0.72%
Households 0.85% 0.83%
Families 0.59% 0.66%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   1.68%
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.


Calcasieu Parish LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Calcasieu Parish to the other 64 parishes and parish equivalents 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 # 7 91st
Population Density1 # 12 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 45 31st
Median Household Income # 17 75th
Per Capita Income # 13 81st

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