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Prien, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Prien Census Designated Place had a population of 8,253 as of July 1, 2017. 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 30.1464 and longitude -93.2407 in Calcasieu Parish. The formal boundaries for the Prien Census Designated Place (see map below) 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 6, a minor civil division (MCD) of Calcasieu Parish.

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


Total Population 8,253
Daytime Population: Workers 905
Daytime Population: Residents 3,789
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,694
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.57
Population in Households 8,237
Population in Familes 6,914
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density2 1,395
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $63,026
Average Household Income $89,048
Per Capita Income $34,020


Total Housing Units 3,274 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,214 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 893 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 167 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $216,836
Average Home Value $247,269


Total Households 3,107
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 2,229
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 0.8% 0.95%
Households 1.01% 1.07%
Families 0.14% 0.87%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

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, 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 # 75 84th
Population Density # 96 80th
Diversity Index # 315 34th
Median Household Income # 36 93rd
Per Capita Income # 24 95th

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