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South Vacherie, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The South Vacherie Census Designated Place had a population of 3,802 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for South Vacherie is located at latitude 29.9402 and longitude -90.6877 in St. James Parish. The formal boundaries for the South Vacherie Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. St. James Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 0 feet.

The South Vacherie Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402879) 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 South Vacherie Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 7, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. James Parish.

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


Total Population 3,802
Daytime Population: Workers 179
Daytime Population: Residents 2,049
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,228
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 3,802
Population in Familes 3,388
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 742
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $70,615
Average Household Income $87,423
Per Capita Income $32,317


Total Housing Units 1,510 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,235 (81.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 170 (11.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 105 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $153,465
Average Home Value $168,993


Total Households 1,405
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 1,085
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 0.59% 0.51%
Households 0.74% 0.59%
Families 0.56% 0.49%
Median Household Income   3.54%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

South Vacherie, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Vacherie 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 # 135 72nd
Population Density # 197 59th
Diversity Index # 206 57th
Median Household Income # 23 95th
Per Capita Income # 36 93rd

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