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Gillis, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Gillis Census Designated Place had a population of 712 as of July 1, 2017. Gillis ranks in 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 Gillis is located at latitude 30.3769 and longitude -93.1998 in Calcasieu Parish. The formal boundaries for the Gillis Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Calcasieu Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 26 feet.

The Gillis Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586682) 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 Gillis Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Calcasieu Parish.

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


Total Population 712
Daytime Population: Workers 159
Daytime Population: Residents 376
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 535
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 712
Population in Familes 622
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 427
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $56,592
Average Household Income $74,347
Per Capita Income $26,264


Total Housing Units 363 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 231 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (11.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 92 (25.3%)
Median Home Value $180,769
Average Home Value $200,539


Total Households 271
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 209
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 1.12% 1.39%
Households 1.4% 1.5%
Families 2.89% 1.31%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

Gillis, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gillis 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 # 338 29th
Population Density # 293 38th
Diversity Index # 420 11th
Median Household Income # 64 87th
Per Capita Income # 102 79th

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