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Harvey, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Harvey Census Designated Place had a population of 20,501 as of July 1, 2020. Harvey 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 Harvey is located at latitude 29.9035 and longitude -90.0773 in Jefferson Parish. The formal boundaries for the Harvey Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 6.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.51 sq. miles. Jefferson Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Harvey Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402571) 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 Harvey Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson Parish.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Harvey: Cosmopolite City.


Harvey, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 20,501 (100%)
Population in Households 20,322 (99.1%)
Population in Families 16,216 (79.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 179 ( 0.9%)
Population Density 3,161
Diversity Index2 75


Median Household Income $39,341
Average Household Income $56,739
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $21,240
Wealth Index5 49


Total HU (Housing Units) 9,000 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,159 (46.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,535 (39.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,306 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $141,425
Average Home Value $163,898
Housing Affordability Index3 172


Total Households 7,694
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 5,123
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.16% -0.11%
Households 0.27% -0.06%
Families 0.02% -0.22%
Median Household Income   0.93%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.05%


Harvey, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harvey to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 23 95th
Population Density # 16 97th
Median Household Income # 267 44th
Housing Affordability Index # 129 27th
Per Capita Income # 271 43rd
Diversity Index # 6 99th

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