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Barataria, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Barataria Census Designated Place had a population of 947 as of July 1, 2016. Barataria ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Barataria is located at latitude 29.714 and longitude -90.1215 in Jefferson Parish. The formal boundaries for the Barataria Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.52 sq. miles. Jefferson Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Barataria Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402662) 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 Barataria Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson Parish.

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


Total Population 947
Population in Households 947
Population in Familes 806
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 221
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 356
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 264
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 570 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 296 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 60 (10.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 214 (37.5%)
Median Home Value $117,917
Average Home Value $138,384


Median Household Income $42,550
Average Household Income $62,281
Per Capita Income $23,252
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -2.49% -0.73%
Households -2.23% -0.63%
Families -2.39% -0.77%
Median Household Income   1.02%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
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.

Barataria, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Barataria 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 # 296 38th
Population Density1 # 374 21st
Diversity Index2 # 399 16th
Median Household Income # 188 61st
Per Capita Income # 165 65th

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