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Laplace, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Laplace Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in St. John the Baptist Parish at latitude 30.0722 and longitude -90.477. St. John the Baptist Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 10 feet.

The formal official name is the Laplace Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Laplace, Louisiana.

The U5 Census Class Code for Laplace indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Laplace Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.89 sq. miles and a water area of 1.16 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Laplace: Bonnet Carre, Eugenia, La Place, Ory.

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


Total Population 29,667
Population in Households 29,447
Population in Familes 25,773
Population in Group Qrtrs 220
Population Density1 1,400
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 10,400
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 7,988
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,279 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,064 (71.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,336 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 879 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $148,722
Average Home Value $173,354


Median Household Income $57,386
Average Household Income $72,577
Per Capita Income $25,551
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.16% -0.59%
Households 0.15% -0.48%
Families 0.01% -0.6%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
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.


Laplace, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Laplace 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 # 14 97th
Population Density1 # 95 80th
Diversity Index2 # 28 94th
Median Household Income # 47 90th
Per Capita Income # 75 84th

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