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Urania, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Urania had a population of 1,259 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Urania is located at latitude 31.8634 and longitude -92.291 in La Salle Parish Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Urania (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. La Salle Parish Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 95 feet.

The Town of Urania (GNIS ID: 2406781) 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 Urania is located within Parish Governing Authority District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of La Salle Parish Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Urania 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 Urania: Prestridge Spur.

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


Total Population 1,259
Daytime Population: Workers 511
Daytime Population: Residents 563
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,074
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 827
Population in Familes 716
Population in Group Qrtrs 432
Population Density2 918
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $41,252
Average Household Income $54,457
Per Capita Income $16,677


Total Housing Units 316 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 208 (65.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (14.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 (19.0%)
Median Home Value $61,864
Average Home Value $77,404


Total Households 256
Average Household Size 3.23
Family Households 190
Average Family Size 4
  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 -0.58% -0.42%
Households -0.83% -0.63%
Families -1.11% -0.75%
Median Household Income   0.57%
Per Capita Income   1.45%

Urania, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Urania 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 # 256 46th
Population Density # 164 66th
Diversity Index # 286 39th
Median Household Income # 222 53rd
Per Capita Income # 423 11th

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