Palmetto, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Palmetto, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Village of Palmetto had a population of 165 as of July 1, 2017. Palmetto ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Palmetto is located at latitude 30.7177 and longitude -91.9091 in St. Landry Parish. The formal boundaries for the Village of Palmetto (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. St. Landry Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 36 feet.

The Village of Palmetto (GNIS ID: 2407518) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Palmetto is located within Parish Governing Authority District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Landry Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Palmetto 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 Palmetto: Gossen, Negro Foot.

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


Total Population 165
Daytime Population: Workers 170
Daytime Population: Residents 111
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 281
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.70
Population in Households 158
Population in Familes 131
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 186
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $30,416
Average Household Income $47,318
Per Capita Income $19,481


Total Housing Units 94 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 54 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (20.2%)
Median Home Value $90,625
Average Home Value $110,096


Total Households 75
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 49
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 0.08% 0.0%
Households 0.19% 0.0%
Families 1.82% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.83%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

Palmetto, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palmetto 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 # 453 4th
Population Density # 392 18th
Diversity Index # 101 79th
Median Household Income # 388 18th
Per Capita Income # 341 28th

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