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Taft, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Taft Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in St. Charles Parish at latitude 29.9851 and longitude -90.4524. St. Charles Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 13 feet.

The formal official name is the Taft Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Taft, Louisiana.

The U5 Census Class Code for Taft indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Taft Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.66 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 65
Population in Households 65
Population in Familes 54
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 13
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 26
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 18
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 29 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $141,667
Average Home Value $154,167


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $52,861
Per Capita Income $20,739
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.74% 0.91%
Households 0.93% 0.76%
Families 4.38% 1.09%
Median Household Income   1.13%
Per Capita Income   1.35%
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.


Taft, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Taft 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 Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 471 1st
Population Density1 # 472 0th
Diversity Index2 # 121 74th
Median Household Income # 111 77th
Per Capita Income # 218 54th

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