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Olla, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Olla had a population of 1,545 as of July 1, 2016. Olla ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Olla is located at latitude 31.8981 and longitude -92.2404 in La Salle Parish Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Olla (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. La Salle Parish Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 154 feet.

The Town of Olla (GNIS ID: 2407046) 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 Olla is located within Parish Governing Authority District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of La Salle Parish Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Olla population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Olla: Castor Sulphur Springs, Sulphur Springs.

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Olla, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,545
Population in Households 1,545
Population in Familes 1,293
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 393
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 634
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 440
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 731 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 417 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 217 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 97 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $63,386
Average Home Value $80,682


Median Household Income $38,690
Average Household Income $55,960
Per Capita Income $22,455
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.76% 1.43%
Households 1.86% 1.5%
Families 2.42% 1.41%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
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.

Olla, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Olla 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 # 232 51st
Population Density1 # 307 35th
Diversity Index2 # 442 7th
Median Household Income # 242 49th
Per Capita Income # 194 59th

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