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Lafitte, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Lafitte Census Designated Place had a population of 949 as of July 1, 2017. Lafitte 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 Lafitte is located at latitude 29.7109 and longitude -90.0968 in Jefferson Parish. The formal boundaries for the Lafitte Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.83 sq. miles and a water area of 1.57 sq. miles. Jefferson Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Lafitte Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403185) 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 Lafitte 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 Lafitte population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lafitte: Fishers, Laffite Village.

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Lafitte, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 949
Population in Households 948
Population in Familes 808
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 196
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 376
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 284
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 449 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 325 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 51 (11.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $165,988
Average Home Value $186,923


Median Household Income $55,645
Average Household Income $79,379
Per Capita Income $30,679
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.33% -0.11%
Households -0.15% 0.0%
Families -0.38% -0.14%
Median Household Income   5.76%
Per Capita Income   3.29%
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.

Lafitte, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lafitte to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 298 37th
Population Density1 # 384 19th
Diversity Index2 # 412 13th
Median Household Income # 75 84th
Per Capita Income # 45 91st

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