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Raceland, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Raceland Census Designated Place had a population of 10,505 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Raceland is located at latitude 29.7224 and longitude -90.6359 in Lafourche Parish. The formal boundaries for the Raceland Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Lafourche Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Raceland Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403457) 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 Raceland Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lafourche Parish.

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


Total Population 10,505
Daytime Population: Workers 2,294
Daytime Population: Residents 6,736
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,030
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 10,402
Population in Familes 8,770
Population in Group Qrtrs 103
Population Density2 487
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $42,238
Average Household Income $60,163
Per Capita Income $22,656


Total Housing Units 4,248 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,914 (68.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,019 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 315 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $137,014
Average Home Value $161,569


Total Households 3,933
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 2,854
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 0.42% 0.47%
Households 0.59% 0.58%
Families 0.38% 0.42%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.74%

Raceland, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Raceland 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 # 58 88th
Population Density # 263 45th
Diversity Index # 179 62nd
Median Household Income # 204 57th
Per Capita Income # 207 57th

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