Charenton, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Charenton, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Charenton Census Designated Place had a population of 1,900 as of July 1, 2016. Charenton 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 Charenton is located at latitude 29.8671 and longitude -91.54 in St. Mary Parish. The formal boundaries for the Charenton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. St. Mary Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Charenton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402762) 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 Charenton Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Mary Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Charenton 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 Charenton: Indian Bend.

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


Total Population 1,900
Population in Households 1,900
Population in Familes 1,588
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 383
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 739
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 506
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 813 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 608 (74.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 130 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $91,707
Average Home Value $121,628


Median Household Income $35,758
Average Household Income $54,237
Per Capita Income $21,023
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.03% -0.21%
Households 0.31% 0.0%
Families 0.1% -0.2%
Median Household Income   1.48%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
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.

Charenton, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Charenton 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 # 210 56th
Population Density1 # 309 35th
Diversity Index2 # 18 96th
Median Household Income # 300 37th
Per Capita Income # 256 46th

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