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The Prien Census Designated Place had a population of 8,412 as of July 1, 2018. Prien 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 Prien is located at latitude 30.1819 and longitude -93.2738 in Calcasieu Parish. The formal boundaries for the Prien Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 5.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0.62 sq. miles. Calcasieu Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Prien Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403447) 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 Prien Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 8, a minor civil division (MCD) of Calcasieu Parish.

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


Total Population 8,412
Population in Households 8,397
Population in Familes 7,069
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density2 1,422
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $67,075
Average Household Income $90,718
Per Capita Income $34,620


Total Housing Units 3,319 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,203 (66.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 954 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 162 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $231,570
Average Home Value $258,231


Total Households 3,157
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 2,258
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.94% 1.14%
Households 1.09% 1.25%
Families 0.28% 1.03%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   1.5%

Prien, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prien 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 # 72 85th
Population Density # 94 80th
Diversity Index # 310 35th
Median Household Income # 26 95th
Per Capita Income # 18 96th

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