Lawtell, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lawtell, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Lawtell Census Designated Place had a population of 1,128 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

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


Total Population 1,128
Daytime Population: Workers 180
Daytime Population: Residents 700
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 880
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 1,128
Population in Familes 904
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 272
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $26,318
Average Household Income $40,352
Per Capita Income $16,162


Total Housing Units 544 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 316 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 143 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 84 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $78,793
Average Home Value $88,730


Total Households 460
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 276
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 -0.83% -0.48%
Households -0.7% -0.48%
Families -0.96% -0.66%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   3.0%

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, 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 # 267 44th
Population Density # 349 27th
Diversity Index # 67 86th
Median Household Income # 430 9th
Per Capita Income # 436 8th

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