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Belle Chasse, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Belle Chasse Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Plaquemines Parish at latitude 29.8422 and longitude -90.0068. Plaquemines Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3 feet.

The formal official name is the Belle Chasse Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Belle Chasse, Louisiana.

The U5 Census Class Code for Belle Chasse indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Belle Chasse Census Designated Place, LA Boundary Map


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Belle Chasse, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 13,501
Population in Households 13,425
Population in Familes 11,697
Population in Group Qrtrs 76
Population Density1 542
Diversity Index2 41
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,800
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 3,690
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,199 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,848 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,952 (37.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 399 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $326,063
Average Home Value $378,055
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $57,529
Average Household Income $75,261
Per Capita Income $26,831
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.49% 0.94%
Households 1.73% 0.96%
Families 1.55% 0.85%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
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, 2014 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 # 35 93rd
Population Density1 # 254 47th
Diversity Index2 # 281 41st
Median Household Income # 46 90th
Per Capita Income # 60 88th

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