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Port Barre, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Port Barre had a population of 2,080 as of July 1, 2017. Port Barre ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Port Barre is located at latitude 30.5555 and longitude -91.956 in St. Landry Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Port Barre (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. St. Landry Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 23 feet.

The Town of Port Barre (GNIS ID: 2407148) 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 Town of Port Barre is located within Parish Governing Authority District 6, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Landry Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Port Barre 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 Port Barre: Barres Landing.

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


Total Population 2,080
Daytime Population: Workers 562
Daytime Population: Residents 1,387
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,949
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 2,079
Population in Familes 1,742
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 1,930
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $33,744
Average Household Income $50,844
Per Capita Income $19,763


Total Housing Units 918 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 587 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 241 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 90 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $89,738
Average Home Value $113,225


Total Households 828
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 575
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 0.17% 0.18%
Households 0.3% 0.24%
Families 0.51% 0.07%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   1.67%

Port Barre, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Barre 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 # 200 58th
Population Density # 60 88th
Diversity Index # 267 44th
Median Household Income # 343 28th
Per Capita Income # 331 30th

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