Oretta, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Oretta, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Oretta Census Designated Place had a population of 449 as of July 1, 2017. Oretta ranks in the lower 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 Oretta is located at latitude 30.5289 and longitude -93.4391 in Beauregard Parish. The formal boundaries for the Oretta Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Beauregard Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 105 feet.

The Oretta Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586698) 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 Oretta Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Beauregard Parish.

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


Total Population 449
Daytime Population: Workers 5
Daytime Population: Residents 328
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 333
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 327
Population in Familes 284
Population in Group Qrtrs 122
Population Density2 204
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $43,557
Average Household Income $56,776
Per Capita Income $20,462


Total Housing Units 178 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 135 (75.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (14.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $109,524
Average Home Value $150,000


Total Households 161
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 121
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.99% 0.7%
Households 1.36% 0.85%
Families 0.7% 0.81%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   1.85%

Oretta, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oretta 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 # 383 19th
Population Density # 381 20th
Diversity Index # 303 36th
Median Household Income # 185 61st
Per Capita Income # 298 37th

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