Moss Bluff, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Moss Bluff, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Moss Bluff Census Designated Place had a population of 12,051 as of July 1, 2016. Moss Bluff 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 Moss Bluff is located at latitude 30.3088 and longitude -93.2079 in Calcasieu Parish. The formal boundaries for the Moss Bluff Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.69 sq. miles. Calcasieu Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 23 feet.

The Moss Bluff Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403308) 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 Moss Bluff 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 Moss Bluff 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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Moss Bluff, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 12,051
Population in Households 12,051
Population in Familes 10,513
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 792
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 4,429
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 3,354
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,788 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,401 (71.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,028 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 359 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $174,560
Average Home Value $182,542


Median Household Income $67,976
Average Household Income $88,746
Per Capita Income $32,616
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.67% 0.76%
Households 0.85% 0.86%
Families 0.64% 0.73%
Median Household Income   3.01%
Per Capita Income   2.1%
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.

Moss Bluff, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Moss Bluff 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 # 45 91st
Population Density1 # 191 60th
Diversity Index2 # 387 19th
Median Household Income # 23 95th
Per Capita Income # 29 94th

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