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Poydras, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Poydras Census Designated Place had a population of 2,632 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Poydras is located at latitude 29.8596 and longitude -89.8873 in St. Bernard Parish. The formal boundaries for the Poydras Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.36 sq. miles. St. Bernard Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Poydras Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403444) 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 Poydras Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District E, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Bernard Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Poydras population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Poydras, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,632
Population in Households 2,631
Population in Familes 2,252
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 674
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 931
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 699
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,086 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 807 (74.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 124 (11.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 155 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $120,647
Average Home Value $141,718


Median Household Income $37,101
Average Household Income $51,756
Per Capita Income $18,373
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.82% 2.02%
Households 1.82% 2.0%
Families 1.7% 1.85%
Median Household Income   -1.07%
Per Capita Income   0.72%
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.

Poydras, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Poydras to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 173 64th
Population Density1 # 213 55th
Diversity Index2 # 189 60th
Median Household Income # 279 41st
Per Capita Income # 365 23rd

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