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Buras, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Buras Census Designated Place had a population of 1,306 as of July 1, 2017. Buras ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Buras is located at latitude 29.3537 and longitude -89.524 in Plaquemines Parish. The formal boundaries for the Buras Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.3 sq. miles and a water area of 1.05 sq. miles. Plaquemines Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 0 feet.

The Buras Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2633175) 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 Buras Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 8, a minor civil division (MCD) of Plaquemines Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Buras 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 Buras: Buras Settlement.

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


Total Population 1,306
Daytime Population: Workers 221
Daytime Population: Residents 682
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 903
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 1,306
Population in Familes 1,072
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 568
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $35,912
Average Household Income $49,020
Per Capita Income $17,742


Total Housing Units 596 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 378 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 89 (14.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 129 (21.6%)
Median Home Value $40,801
Average Home Value $96,618


Total Households 467
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 326
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 4.56% 2.48%
Households 4.65% 2.52%
Families 4.14% 2.4%
Median Household Income   0.81%
Per Capita Income   3.0%

Buras, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buras 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 # 248 48th
Population Density # 247 48th
Diversity Index # 24 95th
Median Household Income # 307 35th
Per Capita Income # 401 16th

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