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Convent, Louisiana - Basic Facts

Convent is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Convent Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in St. James Parish at latitude 30.0208 and longitude -90.8298. St. James Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 20 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Convent Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 3.89 sq. miles and a water area of 1.44 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 720
Population in Households 640
Population in Familes 559
Population in Group Qrtrs 80
Population Density1 185
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 226
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 168
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 286 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 186 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 (21.0%)
Median Home Value $107,558
Average Home Value $147,326


Median Household Income $36,458
Average Household Income $45,066
Per Capita Income $14,805
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.3% 0.17%
Households 0.64% 0.44%
Families 1.01% 0.24%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   1.51%
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 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 # 333 30th
Population Density1 # 391 18th
Diversity Index2 # 218 54th
Median Household Income # 276 42nd
Per Capita Income # 436 8th

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