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Cheneyville, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Cheneyville is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Rapides Parish at latitude 31.011 and longitude -92.2901. Rapides Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 66 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Cheneyville, but most people and references simply refer to it as Cheneyville, Louisiana.

The P1 Census Class Code for Cheneyville indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Cheneyville (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 628
Population in Households 613
Population in Familes 483
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 618
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 256
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 151
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 307 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 170 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 85 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $96,277
Average Home Value $128,070


Median Household Income $30,164
Average Household Income $51,493
Per Capita Income $21,238
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.11% 0.35%
Households 0.47% 0.39%
Families 0.47% 0.13%
Median Household Income   3.02%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
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.

Cheneyville, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cheneyville 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 # 352 26th
Population Density1 # 224 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 212 55th
Median Household Income # 380 20th
Per Capita Income # 205 57th

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