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Belle Chasse, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Belle Chasse Census Designated Place had a population of 13,064 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Belle Chasse is located at latitude 29.8549 and longitude -89.9906 in Plaquemines Parish. The formal boundaries for the Belle Chasse Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 24.92 sq. miles and a water area of 3.46 sq. miles. Plaquemines Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Belle Chasse Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402677) 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 Belle Chasse Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Plaquemines Parish.


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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Belle Chasse, LA Housing Affordability Index is 107
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

Belle Chasse, LA Wealth Index is 71
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 13,064 (100%)
Population in Households 12,988 (99.4%)
Population in Families 11,285 (86.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 76 ( 0.6%)
Population Density 524
Diversity Index2 47
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $57,412
Average Household Income $77,591
Per Capita Income $27,332
Wealth Index4 71

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,970 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,731 (54.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,867 (37.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 372 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $283,824
Housing Affordability Index3 107
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,598
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 3,507
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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 0.32% -0.27%
Households 0.32% -0.26%
Families 0.16% -0.39%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   2.15%

Belle Chasse, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belle Chasse 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 # 39 92nd
Population Density # 256 46th
Diversity Index # 242 49th
Median Household Income # 77 84th
Per Capita Income # 105 78th

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