Plaquemines Parish LA Information


Plaquemines Parish Subdivisions

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


Total Population 24,106
Daytime Population: Workers 21,105
Daytime Population: Residents 13,262
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 34,367
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.43
Population in Households 23,834
Population in Familes 20,475
Population in Group Qrtrs 272
Population Density2 31
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $55,649
Average Household Income $72,145
Per Capita Income $25,788


Total Housing Units 10,205 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,980 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,510 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,715 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $213,086
Average Home Value $226,637


Total Households 8,490
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 6,290
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 0.62% 0.41%
Households 0.69% 0.45%
Families 0.48% 0.32%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   2.53%


Plaquemines Parish LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plaquemines Parish to the other 64 parishes and parish equivalents 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 # 41 38th
Population Density # 48 27th
Diversity Index # 11 84th
Median Household Income # 8 89th
Per Capita Income # 17 75th

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