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Scott, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Scott had a population of 8,693 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Scott is located at latitude 30.2358 and longitude -92.0946 in Lafayette Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Scott encompass a land area of 11.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lafayette Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 36 feet.

The City of Scott (GNIS ID: 2405432) 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 City of Scott is located within Parish Governing Authority District B, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lafayette Parish.


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Scott, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Scott, LA Housing Affordability Index is 158
State of Louisiana Housing Affordability Index is 143
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Scott, LA Wealth Index is 58
State of Louisiana Wealth Index is 71
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 8,693
Population in Households 8,686
Population in Familes 6,883
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density 747
Diversity Index1 54
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,974
Average Household Income $62,738
Per Capita Income $24,671
Wealth Index3 58

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,698 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,578 (69.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 894 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 225 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $161,828
Housing Affordability Index2 158
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,473
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 2,249
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.76% 0.76%
Households 0.67% 0.72%
Families 0.29% 0.48%
Median Household Income   2.62%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

Scott, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scott to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 69 86th
Population Density # 196 59th
Diversity Index # 125 74th
Median Household Income # 162 66th
Per Capita Income # 155 68th

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