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Paradis, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Paradis Census Designated Place had a population of 1,448 as of July 1, 2016. Paradis ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Paradis is located at latitude 29.8665 and longitude -90.44 in St. Charles Parish. The formal boundaries for the Paradis Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0.24 sq. miles. St. Charles Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Paradis Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403396) 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 Paradis 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 Paradis 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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Paradis, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,448
Population in Households 1,448
Population in Familes 1,226
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 225
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 503
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 374
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 563 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 343 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 160 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $144,753
Average Home Value $237,464


Median Household Income $48,659
Average Household Income $59,043
Per Capita Income $21,146
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.77% 1.46%
Households 1.83% 1.54%
Families 0.79% 1.45%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
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.

Paradis, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Paradis 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 # 241 49th
Population Density1 # 372 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 310 35th
Median Household Income # 132 72nd
Per Capita Income # 250 47th

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