Catahoula, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Catahoula, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Catahoula Census Designated Place had a population of 1,109 as of July 1, 2017. Catahoula ranks in the lower 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 Catahoula is located at latitude 30.212 and longitude -91.7196 in St. Martin Parish. The formal boundaries for the Catahoula Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. St. Martin Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Catahoula Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586672) 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 Catahoula Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Martin Parish.

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


Total Population 1,109
Daytime Population: Workers 149
Daytime Population: Residents 705
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 854
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 1,109
Population in Familes 929
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 362
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $55,458
Average Household Income $68,173
Per Capita Income $25,975


Total Housing Units 471 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 361 (76.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 56 (11.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $135,417
Average Home Value $151,385


Total Households 418
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 301
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 0.19% 0.27%
Households 0.07% 0.19%
Families -0.32% 0.07%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   2.98%

Catahoula, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Catahoula 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 # 271 43rd
Population Density # 317 33rd
Diversity Index # 472 1st
Median Household Income # 76 84th
Per Capita Income # 114 76th

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