Gillis, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gillis, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Gillis Census Designated Place had a population of 692 as of July 1, 2016. Gillis ranks in 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 Gillis is located at latitude 30.3769 and longitude -93.1998 in Calcasieu Parish. The formal boundaries for the Gillis Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Calcasieu Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 26 feet.

The Gillis Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586682) 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 Gillis Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Calcasieu Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gillis 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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Gillis, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 692
Population in Households 692
Population in Familes 606
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 415
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 263
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 204
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 360 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 223 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (11.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 97 (26.9%)
Median Home Value $161,250
Average Home Value $190,402


Median Household Income $55,731
Average Household Income $71,960
Per Capita Income $25,717
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.83% 1.32%
Households 1.14% 1.48%
Families 2.96% 1.34%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
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.

Gillis, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gillis 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 # 344 28th
Population Density1 # 297 38th
Diversity Index2 # 421 11th
Median Household Income # 60 88th
Per Capita Income # 104 78th

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