Ossun, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ossun, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Ossun Census Designated Place had a population of 2,242 as of July 1, 2016. Ossun ranks in the upper 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 Ossun is located at latitude 30.2834 and longitude -92.107 in Lafayette Parish. The formal boundaries for the Ossun Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lafayette Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 39 feet.

The Ossun Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583543) 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 Ossun Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District B, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lafayette Parish.

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


Total Population 2,242
Population in Households 2,241
Population in Familes 1,929
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 661
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 775
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 572
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 826 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 545 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 230 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $106,090
Average Home Value $168,303


Median Household Income $35,620
Average Household Income $49,752
Per Capita Income $17,181
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.72% 1.11%
Households 0.83% 1.16%
Families 0.45% 0.96%
Median Household Income   0.08%
Per Capita Income   1.02%
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.

Ossun, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ossun 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 # 189 60th
Population Density1 # 217 54th
Diversity Index2 # 76 84th
Median Household Income # 303 36th
Per Capita Income # 400 16th

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