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Mamou, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Mamou had a population of 3,252 as of July 1, 2016. Mamou 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 Mamou is located at latitude 30.6349 and longitude -92.4179 in Evangeline Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Mamou (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Evangeline Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 62 feet.

The Town of Mamou (GNIS ID: 2406085) 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.

The Town of Mamou is located within Parish Governing Authority District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Evangeline Parish.

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


Total Population 3,252
Population in Households 3,181
Population in Familes 2,429
Population in Group Qrtrs 71
Population Density1 2,316
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 1,416
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 813
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,536 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 629 (41.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 787 (51.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 120 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $64,201
Average Home Value $99,960


Median Household Income $19,621
Average Household Income $32,100
Per Capita Income $13,762
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% 0.13%
Households 0.18% 0.22%
Families 0.28% -0.02%
Median Household Income   0.45%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
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.

Mamou, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mamou 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 # 153 68th
Population Density1 # 41 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 138 71st
Median Household Income # 469 1st
Per Capita Income # 462 3rd

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