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Buras, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Buras Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Plaquemines Parish at latitude 29.3537 and longitude -89.524. Plaquemines Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 0 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Buras 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 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Buras: Buras Settlement.

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


Total Population 1,103
Population in Households 1,103
Population in Familes 910
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 480
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 399
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 281
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 505 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 327 (64.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 72 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 106 (21.0%)
Median Home Value $77,632
Average Home Value $109,832


Median Household Income $41,899
Average Household Income $50,400
Per Capita Income $18,621
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 3.7% 2.02%
Households 4.13% 2.11%
Families 3.48% 1.98%
Median Household Income   1.07%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
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.


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, 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 # 270 43rd
Population Density1 # 277 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 27 94th
Median Household Income # 193 59th
Per Capita Income # 322 32nd

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