Moonshine CDP, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Moonshine CDP, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Moonshine Census Designated Place had a population of 153 as of July 1, 2017. Moonshine CDP 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 Moonshine CDP is located at latitude 29.965 and longitude -90.813 in St. James Parish. The formal boundaries for the Moonshine Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles.

The Moonshine Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583540) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Moonshine Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. James Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Moonshine CDP 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 Moonshine CDP: Lagan Census Designated Place.

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


Total Population 153
Daytime Population: Workers 6
Daytime Population: Residents 88
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 94
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 153
Population in Familes 131
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 421
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $41,261
Average Household Income $53,449
Per Capita Income $17,997


Total Housing Units 70 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 37 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (25.7%)
Median Home Value $95,833
Average Home Value $120,833


Total Households 52
Average Household Size 2.94
Family Households 38
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 -3.22% -1.34%
Households -3.03% -1.18%
Families -3.71% -1.63%
Median Household Income   0.06%
Per Capita Income   1.55%

Moonshine CDP, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Moonshine CDP 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 # 457 4th
Population Density # 296 38th
Diversity Index # 86 82nd
Median Household Income # 221 54th
Per Capita Income # 390 18th

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