Catahoula Parish LA Information


Catahoula Parish Subdivisions

Catahoula Parish LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 8,629 (100%)
Population in Households 8,136 (94.3%)
Population in Families 6,821 (79.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 493 ( 5.7%)
Population Density 12
Diversity Index2 59


Median Household Income $46,214
Average Household Income $72,619
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $28,748
Wealth Index5 62


Total HU (Housing Units) 4,335 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,697 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 709 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 929 (21.4%)
Median Home Value $112,213
Average Home Value $145,940
Housing Affordability Index3 207


Total Households 3,406
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 2,306
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -1.39% -0.64%
Households -1.27% -0.53%
Families   -0.64%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   2.36%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.34%


Catahoula Parish LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Catahoula Parish to the other 64 parishes and parish equivalents in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 60 8th
Population Density # 62 5th
Median Household Income # 38 42nd
Housing Affordability Index # 59 92nd
Per Capita Income # 30 55th
Diversity Index # 21 69th

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