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Edgard, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Edgard Census Designated Place had a population of 2,450 as of July 1, 2016. Edgard ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Edgard is located at latitude 30.0308 and longitude -90.5441 in St. John the Baptist Parish. The formal boundaries for the Edgard Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.38 sq. miles and a water area of 2.44 sq. miles. St. John the Baptist Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Edgard Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402442) 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 Edgard Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. John the Baptist Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Edgard population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Edgard: Saint John, Saint John Settlement.

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Edgard, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,450
Population in Households 2,450
Population in Familes 2,140
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 215
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 887
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 659
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,019 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 643 (63.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 244 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 132 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $103,226
Average Home Value $150,039


Median Household Income $32,418
Average Household Income $43,674
Per Capita Income $15,814
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.27% -0.02%
Households 0.55% 0.13%
Families 0.27% 0.03%
Median Household Income   -0.66%
Per Capita Income   0.92%
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.

Edgard, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Edgard 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 # 179 62nd
Population Density1 # 376 21st
Diversity Index2 # 458 4th
Median Household Income # 352 26th
Per Capita Income # 434 9th

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