Oretta, LA Profile: Facts & Data


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Oretta, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Oretta Census Designated Place had a population of 452 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Oretta, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 452
Population in Households 331
Population in Familes 288
Population in Group Qrtrs 121
Population Density2 206
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $46,059
Average Household Income $53,580
Per Capita Income $19,491


Total Housing Units 180 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 138 (76.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (13.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $121,053
Average Home Value $148,370


Total Households 162
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 121
Average Family Size 2
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.95% 0.7%
Households 1.27% 0.85%
Families 0.62% 0.81%
Median Household Income   0.98%
Per Capita Income   0.96%

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, 2018 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 # 379 20th
Diversity Index # 315 34th
Median Household Income # 157 67th
Per Capita Income # 333 30th

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