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Basile, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Basile had a population of 1,611 as of July 1, 2017. Basile 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 Basile is located at latitude 30.4855 and longitude -92.601 in Evangeline Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Basile (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Evangeline Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 46 feet.

The Town of Basile (GNIS ID: 2405211) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Basile is located within Parish Governing Authority District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Evangeline Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Basile 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 Basile: Schamber.

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


Total Population 1,611
Daytime Population: Workers 506
Daytime Population: Residents 1,041
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,547
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 1,242
Population in Familes 997
Population in Group Qrtrs 369
Population Density2 1,389
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $25,500
Average Household Income $44,370
Per Capita Income $15,216


Total Housing Units 693 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 303 (43.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 195 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 195 (28.1%)
Median Home Value $59,574
Average Home Value $85,609


Total Households 498
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 327
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 -1.68% -0.77%
Households -2.1% -0.94%
Families -2.71% -1.19%
Median Household Income   -0.17%
Per Capita Income   1.36%

Basile, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Basile 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 # 226 53rd
Population Density # 97 80th
Diversity Index # 12 98th
Median Household Income # 441 7th
Per Capita Income # 453 5th

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