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Port Allen, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Port Allen had a population of 5,331 as of July 1, 2016. Port Allen 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 Port Allen is located at latitude 30.4438 and longitude -91.2074 in West Baton Rouge Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Port Allen (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.49 sq. miles. West Baton Rouge Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 26 feet.

The City of Port Allen (GNIS ID: 2404553) 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 Port Allen is located within Parish Governing Authority District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of West Baton Rouge Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Port Allen 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 Port Allen: Allain, Saint Michael.

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


Total Population 5,331
Population in Households 5,272
Population in Familes 4,182
Population in Group Qrtrs 59
Population Density1 1,880
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 2,173
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 1,353
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,318 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,259 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 914 (39.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 145 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $107,281
Average Home Value $124,861


Median Household Income $33,421
Average Household Income $46,943
Per Capita Income $19,724
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.46% 0.81%
Households 0.8% 1.04%
Families 0.2% 0.77%
Median Household Income   -0.38%
Per Capita Income   0.97%
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.

Port Allen, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Allen 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 # 107 78th
Population Density1 # 61 87th
Diversity Index2 # 169 64th
Median Household Income # 336 29th
Per Capita Income # 313 34th

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