Abbeville, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Abbeville, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Abbeville had a population of 12,377 as of July 1, 2016. Abbeville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Abbeville is located at latitude 29.9754 and longitude -92.1272 in Vermilion Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Abbeville (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Vermilion Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 16 feet.

The City of Abbeville (GNIS ID: 2403057) 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 City of Abbeville is located within Parish Governing Authority District 7, a minor civil division (MCD) of Vermilion Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Abbeville 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 Abbeville: La Chapelle.

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


Total Population 12,377
Population in Households 12,200
Population in Familes 9,697
Population in Group Qrtrs 177
Population Density1 2,042
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 4,698
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 2,950
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,377 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,481 (46.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,217 (41.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 679 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $85,822
Average Home Value $125,776


Median Household Income $31,767
Average Household Income $48,665
Per Capita Income $19,357
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.09% 0.36%
Households -0.04% 0.28%
Families -0.19% 0.05%
Median Household Income   0.1%
Per Capita Income   1.35%
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.

Abbeville, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Abbeville 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 # 42 91st
Population Density1 # 51 89th
Diversity Index2 # 25 95th
Median Household Income # 365 23rd
Per Capita Income # 325 32nd

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