Violet, Louisiana - Basic Facts

Violet is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Violet Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in St. Bernard Parish at latitude 29.8958 and longitude -89.8978. St. Bernard Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Violet Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 3.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.65 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Violet: Bank Station, Borgne Mouth, Canal.

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


Total Population 5,769
Population in Households 5,755
Population in Familes 4,975
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density1 1,469
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 1,981
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 1,518
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,349 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,493 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 488 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 368 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $90,547
Average Home Value $103,720


Median Household Income $30,648
Average Household Income $41,828
Per Capita Income $14,457
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


Population 3.56% 4.9%
Households 3.66% 4.91%
Families 3.25% 4.79%
Median Household Income   2.95%
Per Capita Income   2.02%
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.

Violet, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Violet 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 DescriptionRankPercentile
Total Population # 100 79th
Population Density1 # 89 81st
Diversity Index2 # 83 83rd
Median Household Income # 370 22nd
Per Capita Income # 444 6th

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