Bayou Gauche, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bayou Gauche, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Bayou Gauche Census Designated Place had a population of 2,084 as of July 1, 2016. Bayou Gauche ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bayou Gauche is located at latitude 29.8069 and longitude -90.4223 in St. Charles Parish. The formal boundaries for the Bayou Gauche Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.85 sq. miles and a water area of 2.92 sq. miles. St. Charles Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Bayou Gauche Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402669) 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 Bayou Gauche Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Charles Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bayou Gauche 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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Bayou Gauche, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,084
Population in Households 2,084
Population in Familes 1,875
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 162
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 691
Average Household Size 3.02
Family Households 566
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 730 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 630 (86.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 61 ( 8.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $232,031
Average Home Value $211,865


Median Household Income $75,574
Average Household Income $84,884
Per Capita Income $28,567
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.1% 0.19%
Households 0.12% 0.23%
Families -0.11% 0.18%
Median Household Income   0.53%
Per Capita Income   1.31%
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.

Bayou Gauche, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bayou Gauche 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 # 200 58th
Population Density1 # 401 16th
Diversity Index2 # 437 8th
Median Household Income # 14 97th
Per Capita Income # 55 89th

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