Belle Chasse, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Belle Chasse, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Belle Chasse Census Designated Place had a population of 13,355 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Belle Chasse is located at latitude 29.8422 and longitude -90.0068 in Plaquemines Parish. The formal boundaries for the Belle Chasse Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 24.92 sq. miles and a water area of 3.46 sq. miles. Plaquemines Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Belle Chasse Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402677) 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 Belle Chasse Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Plaquemines Parish.

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

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


Total Population 13,355
Population in Households 13,279
Population in Familes 11,553
Population in Group Qrtrs 76
Population Density1 536
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 4,754
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 3,657
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,131 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,805 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,949 (38.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 377 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $374,212
Average Home Value $435,243


Median Household Income $60,495
Average Household Income $77,542
Per Capita Income $27,677
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.99% 0.73%
Households 1.21% 0.74%
Families 1.08% 0.61%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
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.


Belle Chasse, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belle Chasse 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 # 36 93rd
Population Density1 # 256 46th
Diversity Index2 # 260 45th
Median Household Income # 44 91st
Per Capita Income # 55 89th

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