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Prien, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Prien Census Designated Place had a population of 8,063 as of July 1, 2016. Prien 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 Prien is located at latitude 30.1464 and longitude -93.2407 in Calcasieu Parish. The formal boundaries for the Prien Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0.62 sq. miles. Calcasieu Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Prien Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403447) 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 Prien Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 6, a minor civil division (MCD) of Calcasieu Parish.

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


Total Population 8,063
Population in Households 8,047
Population in Familes 6,764
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density1 1,363
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 3,044
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 2,186
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,222 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,162 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 882 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 178 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $213,830
Average Home Value $245,756


Median Household Income $62,320
Average Household Income $88,082
Per Capita Income $33,670
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.55% 0.75%
Households 0.85% 0.92%
Families -0.15% 0.7%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
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.

Prien, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prien 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 # 75 84th
Population Density1 # 97 80th
Diversity Index2 # 321 33rd
Median Household Income # 34 93rd
Per Capita Income # 22 96th

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