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Gardere, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Gardere Census Designated Place had a population of 12,293 as of July 1, 2017. Gardere ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Gardere is located at latitude 30.3585 and longitude -91.135 in East Baton Rouge Parish. The formal boundaries for the Gardere Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. East Baton Rouge Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 23 feet.

The Gardere Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402516) 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 Gardere Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of East Baton Rouge Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gardere population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gardere: Garders.

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Gardere, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 12,293
Daytime Population: Workers 1,188
Daytime Population: Residents 5,609
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,797
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.55
Population in Households 12,275
Population in Familes 8,607
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density2 3,623
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $37,117
Average Household Income $51,625
Per Capita Income $18,884


Total Housing Units 4,927 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,303 (26.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,049 (61.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 575 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $149,476
Average Home Value $174,846


Total Households 4,352
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 2,534
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 2.09% 1.42%
Households 2.03% 1.39%
Families 1.33% 1.09%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Gardere, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gardere 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 # 45 91st
Population Density # 12 98th
Diversity Index # 23 95th
Median Household Income # 281 41st
Per Capita Income # 366 23rd

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