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Lydia, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Lydia Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Iberia Parish at latitude 29.9263 and longitude -91.7813. Iberia Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 10 feet.

The formal official name is the Lydia Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Lydia, Louisiana.

The U5 Census Class Code for Lydia indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Lydia Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lydia: Tobias.

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Lydia, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 965
Population in Households 965
Population in Familes 815
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 567
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 385
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 277
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 420 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 317 (75.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 68 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $68,750
Average Home Value $86,006


Median Household Income $42,630
Average Household Income $55,220
Per Capita Income $21,448
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.32% 0.35%
Households 0.75% 0.57%
Families 1.05% 0.43%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
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.


Lydia, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lydia to the other 473 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 292 38th
Population Density1 # 246 48th
Diversity Index2 # 298 37th
Median Household Income # 179 62nd
Per Capita Income # 191 60th

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