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South Vacherie, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The South Vacherie Census Designated Place had a population of 3,726 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for South Vacherie is located at latitude 29.9402 and longitude -90.6877 in St. James Parish. The formal boundaries for the South Vacherie Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. St. James Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 0 feet.

The South Vacherie Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402879) 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 South Vacherie Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 7, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. James Parish.

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


Total Population 3,726
Population in Households 3,726
Population in Familes 3,325
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 727
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 1,385
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 1,072
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,516 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,216 (80.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 169 (11.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 131 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $138,636
Average Home Value $158,956


Median Household Income $67,831
Average Household Income $85,189
Per Capita Income $31,677
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.37% 0.25%
Households 0.63% 0.44%
Families 0.46% 0.33%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
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.

South Vacherie, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Vacherie 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 # 138 71st
Population Density1 # 202 58th
Diversity Index2 # 212 56th
Median Household Income # 24 95th
Per Capita Income # 34 93rd

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