Lawtell, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lawtell, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Lawtell Census Designated Place had a population of 1,209 as of July 1, 2016. Lawtell ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Lawtell is located at latitude 30.5126 and longitude -92.1832 in St. Landry Parish. The formal boundaries for the Lawtell Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. St. Landry Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 59 feet.

The Lawtell Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586692) 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 Lawtell Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 11, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Landry Parish.

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


Total Population 1,209
Population in Households 1,209
Population in Familes 971
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 292
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 496
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 297
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 547 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 337 (61.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 158 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $70,127
Average Home Value $80,415


Median Household Income $27,126
Average Household Income $40,796
Per Capita Income $16,535
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.15% 0.12%
Households 0.39% 0.24%
Families 0.05% 0.07%
Median Household Income   -0.09%
Per Capita Income   1.42%
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.

Lawtell, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lawtell 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 # 260 45th
Population Density1 # 338 29th
Diversity Index2 # 71 86th
Median Household Income # 422 11th
Per Capita Income # 415 13th

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