Raceland, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Raceland, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Raceland Census Designated Place had a population of 10,429 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Raceland is located at latitude 29.7224 and longitude -90.6359 in Lafourche Parish. The formal boundaries for the Raceland Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Lafourche Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Raceland Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403457) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Raceland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Raceland Census Designated Place, LA Boundary Map

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Raceland, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 10,429
Population in Households 10,326
Population in Familes 8,713
Population in Group Qrtrs 103
Population Density1 484
Diversity Index2 51
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,894
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 2,841
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,208 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,901 (68.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 992 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 314 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $135,000
Average Home Value $147,983
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,220
Average Household Income $60,618
Per Capita Income $22,574
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.44% 0.57%
Households 0.62% 0.69%
Families 0.44% 0.51%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
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.

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Raceland, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Raceland to the other 473 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 55 89th
Population Density1 # 275 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 177 62nd
Median Household Income # 113 76th
Per Capita Income # 166 65th

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