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Convent, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Convent Census Designated Place had a population of 718 as of July 1, 2016. Convent 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 Convent is located at latitude 30.0152 and longitude -90.8202 in St. James Parish. The formal boundaries for the Convent Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.89 sq. miles and a water area of 1.44 sq. miles. St. James Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 20 feet.

The Convent Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583534) 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 Convent Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. James Parish.

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


Total Population 718
Population in Households 638
Population in Familes 558
Population in Group Qrtrs 80
Population Density1 185
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 226
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 167
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 286 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 184 (64.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 (21.0%)
Median Home Value $91,667
Average Home Value $139,810


Median Household Income $42,867
Average Household Income $51,537
Per Capita Income $20,366
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.16% 0.11%
Households 0.43% 0.35%
Families 0.59% 0.24%
Median Household Income   -0.82%
Per Capita Income   0.75%
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.

Convent, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Convent 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 # 336 29th
Population Density1 # 393 17th
Diversity Index2 # 213 55th
Median Household Income # 184 61st
Per Capita Income # 280 41st

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