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Barataria, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Barataria Census Designated Place had a population of 977 as of July 1, 2017. Barataria ranks in the lower 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 Barataria is located at latitude 29.714 and longitude -90.1215 in Jefferson Parish. The formal boundaries for the Barataria Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.52 sq. miles. Jefferson Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Barataria Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402662) 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 Barataria Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson Parish.

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


Total Population 977
Daytime Population: Workers 47
Daytime Population: Residents 581
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 628
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.64
Population in Households 977
Population in Familes 830
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 228
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $41,566
Average Household Income $63,674
Per Capita Income $23,566


Total Housing Units 570 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 305 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 60 (10.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 205 (36.0%)
Median Home Value $127,344
Average Home Value $143,873


Total Households 365
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 270
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 -1.73% -0.68%
Households -1.59% -0.55%
Families -1.76% -0.68%
Median Household Income   3.99%
Per Capita Income   3.38%

Barataria, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Barataria 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 # 292 39th
Population Density # 369 22nd
Diversity Index # 395 17th
Median Household Income # 217 54th
Per Capita Income # 172 64th

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