Bayou Cane, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bayou Cane, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Bayou Cane Census Designated Place had a population of 20,240 as of July 1, 2017. Bayou Cane 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 Bayou Cane is located at latitude 29.6244 and longitude -90.751 in Terrebonne Parish. The formal boundaries for the Bayou Cane Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Terrebonne Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Bayou Cane Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402668) 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 Bayou Cane Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Terrebonne Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bayou Cane population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Bayou Cane, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 20,240
Population in Households 19,877
Population in Familes 15,622
Population in Group Qrtrs 363
Population Density1 2,661
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 7,902
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 5,113
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,426 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,350 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,552 (42.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 524 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $159,537
Average Home Value $169,833


Median Household Income $50,999
Average Household Income $68,693
Per Capita Income $27,454
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.62% 0.6%
Households 0.73% 0.67%
Families 0.38% 0.45%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.84%
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.

Bayou Cane, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bayou Cane to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 23 95th
Population Density1 # 26 95th
Diversity Index2 # 237 50th
Median Household Income # 121 75th
Per Capita Income # 83 83rd

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