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Zachary, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Zachary had a population of 15,639 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Zachary is located at latitude 30.6632 and longitude -91.1582 in East Baton Rouge Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Zachary (see map below) encompass a land area of 23.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. East Baton Rouge Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 102 feet.

The City of Zachary (GNIS ID: 2405074) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Zachary population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Zachary, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 15,639
Population in Households 15,455
Population in Familes 13,804
Population in Group Qrtrs 184
Population Density1 654
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 5,433
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 4,240
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,711 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,163 (72.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,270 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 278 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $226,866
Average Home Value $242,387


Median Household Income $67,583
Average Household Income $84,611
Per Capita Income $29,614
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.85% 0.74%
Households 0.97% 0.73%
Families 0.8% 0.64%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
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.

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Zachary, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Zachary to the other 473 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 30 94th
Population Density1 # 218 54th
Diversity Index2 # 135 72nd
Median Household Income # 27 95th
Per Capita Income # 45 91st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.