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Port Barre, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Port Barre had a population of 2,060 as of July 1, 2019. 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 30.5602 and longitude -91.954 in St. Landry Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Port Barre 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Port Barre: Barres Landing.

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Port Barre, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Port Barre, LA Housing Affordability Index is 163
State of Louisiana Housing Affordability Index is 143
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Port Barre, LA Wealth Index is 36
State of Louisiana Wealth Index is 71
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,060
Population in Households 2,060
Population in Familes 1,727
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 1,912
Diversity Index1 44
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $30,065
Average Household Income $44,805
Per Capita Income $17,461
Wealth Index3 36

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 913 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 609 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 213 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 90 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $103,194
Housing Affordability Index2 163
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 823
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 569
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.03% -0.19%
Households 0.17% -0.12%
Families 0.29% -0.25%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   1.7%

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, 2019 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 # 62 87th
Diversity Index # 269 43rd
Median Household Income # 370 22nd
Per Capita Income # 374 21st

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