Gueydan, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gueydan, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Gueydan had a population of 1,376 as of July 1, 2016. Gueydan ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Gueydan is located at latitude 30.029 and longitude -92.507 in Vermilion Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Gueydan (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Vermilion Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Town of Gueydan (GNIS ID: 2406625) 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 Gueydan is located within Parish Governing Authority District 14, a minor civil division (MCD) of Vermilion Parish.

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


Total Population 1,376
Population in Households 1,324
Population in Familes 1,020
Population in Group Qrtrs 52
Population Density1 1,507
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 581
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 349
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 723 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 389 (53.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 192 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 142 (19.6%)
Median Home Value $63,194
Average Home Value $85,833


Median Household Income $33,107
Average Household Income $51,076
Per Capita Income $22,879
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.25% 0.07%
Households -0.38% 0.0%
Families -0.54% -0.29%
Median Household Income   -1.13%
Per Capita Income   1.31%
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.

Gueydan, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gueydan 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 # 243 49th
Population Density1 # 85 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 378 20th
Median Household Income # 337 29th
Per Capita Income # 180 62nd

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