Taft, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Taft, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Taft Census Designated Place had a population of 66 as of July 1, 2015. Taft ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for 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 Taft is located at latitude 29.9851 and longitude -90.4524 in St. Charles Parish. 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. St. Charles Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Taft Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402911) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Taft population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Taft, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 66
Population in Households 66
Population in Familes 54
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 13
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 26
Average Household Size 2.54
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 $140,000
Average Home Value $151,389


Median Household Income $46,861
Average Household Income $49,317
Per Capita Income $19,788
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.89% 0.89%
Households 0.75% 1.49%
Families 3.53% 1.09%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   2.57%
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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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, 2015 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 # 100 80th
Median Household Income # 152 68th
Per Capita Income # 267 44th

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