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Buras, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Buras Census Designated Place had a population of 1,193 as of July 1, 2015. Buras ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Buras is located at latitude 29.3537 and longitude -89.524 in Plaquemines Parish. The formal boundaries for the Buras Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.3 sq. miles and a water area of 1.05 sq. miles. Plaquemines Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 0 feet.

The Buras Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2633175) 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 Buras population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Buras: Buras Settlement.

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


Total Population 1,193
Population in Households 1,193
Population in Familes 983
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 519
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 432
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 304
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 547 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 353 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 79 (14.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 115 (21.0%)
Median Home Value $85,542
Average Home Value $116,031


Median Household Income $41,402
Average Household Income $49,678
Per Capita Income $18,275
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 4.54% 2.65%
Households 4.9% 2.72%
Families 4.36% 2.56%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
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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Buras, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buras 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 # 260 45th
Population Density1 # 262 45th
Diversity Index2 # 26 95th
Median Household Income # 210 56th
Per Capita Income # 337 29th

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