Catahoula, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Catahoula, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Catahoula Census Designated Place had a population of 1,141 as of July 1, 2016. Catahoula ranks in the lower 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 Catahoula is located at latitude 30.212 and longitude -91.7196 in St. Martin Parish. The formal boundaries for the Catahoula Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. St. Martin Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Catahoula Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586672) 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 Catahoula Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Martin Parish.

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


Total Population 1,141
Population in Households 1,141
Population in Familes 958
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 373
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 430
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 312
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 488 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 372 (76.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 58 (11.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $120,339
Average Home Value $144,288


Median Household Income $53,099
Average Household Income $66,700
Per Capita Income $25,285
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.68% 0.76%
Households 0.53% 0.64%
Families 0.21% 0.44%
Median Household Income   1.48%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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.

Catahoula, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Catahoula 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 # 268 44th
Population Density1 # 312 34th
Diversity Index2 # 472 1st
Median Household Income # 82 83rd
Per Capita Income # 110 77th

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