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Golden Meadow, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Golden Meadow had a population of 2,123 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Golden Meadow is located at latitude 29.3884 and longitude -90.2749 in Lafourche Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Golden Meadow (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0.49 sq. miles. Lafourche Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 0 feet.

The Town of Golden Meadow (GNIS ID: 2406584) 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 Golden Meadow is located within Parish Governing Authority District 9, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lafourche Parish.

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


Total Population 2,123
Population in Households 2,123
Population in Familes 1,677
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 868
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 842
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 542
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 982 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 561 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 282 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 140 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $79,464
Average Home Value $118,304


Median Household Income $38,428
Average Household Income $55,586
Per Capita Income $21,582
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.17% 0.33%
Households 0.37% 0.47%
Families 0.48% 0.26%
Median Household Income   -0.62%
Per Capita Income   1.51%
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.

Golden Meadow, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Golden Meadow 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 # 197 59th
Population Density1 # 176 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 260 45th
Median Household Income # 249 48th
Per Capita Income # 230 52nd

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