Lafourche Parish LA Information


Lafourche Parish Subdivisions

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


Total Population 100,670
Population in Households 99,045
Population in Familes 82,678
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,625
Population Density1 94
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 37,577
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 26,785
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 40,922 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 26,978 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,599 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,345 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $145,608
Average Home Value $181,542


Median Household Income $50,798
Average Household Income $67,691
Per Capita Income $25,825
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.71% 0.7%
Households 0.92% 0.84%
Families 0.69% 0.7%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
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.


Lafourche Parish LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lafourche Parish to the other 64 parishes and parish equivalents 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 # 15 78th
Population Density1 # 23 66th
Diversity Index2 # 53 19th
Median Household Income # 13 81st
Per Capita Income # 14 80th

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