St. Charles Parish LA Information


St. Charles Parish LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares St. Charles Parish to the other 64 parishes and parish equivalents 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 # 22 67th
Population Density1 # 11 84th
Diversity Index2 # 31 55th
Median Household Income # 3 97th
Per Capita Income # 6 92nd

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St. Charles Parish LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 53,475
Population in Households 52,883
Population in Familes 46,199
Population in Group Qrtrs 592
Population Density1 192
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 18,934
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 14,520
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 20,461 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,660 (71.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,274 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,527 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $212,285
Average Home Value $249,071


Median Household Income $58,078
Average Household Income $76,402
Per Capita Income $27,197
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.31% 0.38%
Households 0.47% 0.47%
Families 0.27% 0.35%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   1.68%
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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