Lawtell, LA Profile: Facts & Data


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Lawtell, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Lawtell Census Designated Place had a population of 1,201 as of July 1, 2018. Lawtell 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 Lawtell is located at latitude 30.5126 and longitude -92.1832 in St. Landry Parish. The formal boundaries for the Lawtell Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. St. Landry Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 59 feet.

The Lawtell Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586692) 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 Lawtell Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 11, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Landry Parish.

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Lawtell, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,201
Population in Households 1,201
Population in Familes 966
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 290
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $26,702
Average Household Income $38,769
Per Capita Income $15,443


Total Housing Units 550 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 330 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 156 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $80,167
Average Home Value $90,578


Total Households 487
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 291
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.03% 0.03%
Households 0.07% 0.04%
Families -0.21% -0.14%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.67%

Lawtell, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lawtell to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 261 45th
Population Density # 341 28th
Diversity Index # 71 85th
Median Household Income # 433 9th
Per Capita Income # 447 6th

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