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Port Barre, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Port Barre had a population of 2,093 as of July 1, 2016. Port Barre ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Port Barre is located at latitude 30.5555 and longitude -91.956 in St. Landry Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Port Barre (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. St. Landry Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 23 feet.

The Town of Port Barre (GNIS ID: 2407148) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Port Barre is located within Parish Governing Authority District 6, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Landry Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Port Barre 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 Port Barre: Barres Landing.

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


Total Population 2,093
Population in Households 2,093
Population in Familes 1,758
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,942
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 835
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 582
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 927 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 591 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 244 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 92 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $86,301
Average Home Value $111,144


Median Household Income $33,085
Average Household Income $48,465
Per Capita Income $18,950
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.29% 0.42%
Households 0.49% 0.52%
Families 0.79% 0.31%
Median Household Income   1.05%
Per Capita Income   1.08%
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.

Port Barre, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Barre 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 # 198 58th
Population Density1 # 56 88th
Diversity Index2 # 268 44th
Median Household Income # 339 29th
Per Capita Income # 341 28th

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