Prairieville, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Prairieville, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Prairieville Census Designated Place had a population of 32,245 as of July 1, 2017. Prairieville 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 Prairieville is located at latitude 30.3132 and longitude -90.9584 in Ascension Parish. The formal boundaries for the Prairieville Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Ascension Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 23 feet.

The Prairieville Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586702) 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 Prairieville Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 7, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ascension Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Prairieville 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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Prairieville, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 32,245
Daytime Population: Workers 7,597
Daytime Population: Residents 16,027
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 23,624
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 32,245
Population in Familes 28,719
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,465
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $91,990
Average Household Income $107,083
Per Capita Income $36,594


Total Housing Units 11,588 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,383 (81.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,595 (13.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 610 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $238,747
Average Home Value $275,743


Total Households 10,978
Average Household Size 2.94
Family Households 8,693
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.53% 2.42%
Households 2.55% 2.44%
Families 2.3% 2.32%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

Prairieville, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prairieville 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 # 13 97th
Population Density # 89 81st
Diversity Index # 294 38th
Median Household Income # 4 99th
Per Capita Income # 12 98th

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