Lawtell, Louisiana - Basic Facts

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

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in St. Landry Parish at latitude 30.5185 and longitude -92.1848. St. Landry Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 59 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Lawtell Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 4.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 1,234
Population in Households 1,234
Population in Familes 992
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 298
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 507
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 306
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 560 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 352 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 155 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $89,087
Average Home Value $106,268


Median Household Income $28,431
Average Household Income $43,828
Per Capita Income $17,745
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


Population 0.7% 0.42%
Households 1.1% 0.51%
Families 0.78% 0.32%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
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 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 DescriptionRankPercentile
Total Population # 251 47th
Population Density1 # 335 29th
Diversity Index2 # 69 86th
Median Household Income # 401 15th
Per Capita Income # 361 24th

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