Palmetto, LA Profile: Facts & Data


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Palmetto, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Village of Palmetto had a population of 163 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Palmetto: Gossen, Negro Foot.

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


Total Population 163
Population in Households 157
Population in Familes 130
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 184
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $35,543
Average Household Income $50,786
Per Capita Income $20,601


Total Housing Units 93 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 52 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (20.4%)
Median Home Value $96,875
Average Home Value $113,942


Total Households 74
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 48
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 -0.07% -0.12%
Households 0.0% -0.27%
Families 1.34% -0.42%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   1.9%

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, 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 # 456 4th
Population Density # 390 18th
Diversity Index # 116 76th
Median Household Income # 313 34th
Per Capita Income # 295 38th

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