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Bayou Vista, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Bayou Vista Census Designated Place had a population of 4,728 as of July 1, 2017. Bayou Vista 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 Bayou Vista is located at latitude 29.6906 and longitude -91.267 in St. Mary Parish. The formal boundaries for the Bayou Vista Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. St. Mary Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Bayou Vista Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402670) 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 Bayou Vista Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Mary Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bayou Vista 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 Bayou Vista: Clarks, La Gorda.

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


Total Population 4,728
Daytime Population: Workers 1,778
Daytime Population: Residents 3,023
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,801
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 4,647
Population in Familes 3,735
Population in Group Qrtrs 81
Population Density2 2,624
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $41,385
Average Household Income $56,029
Per Capita Income $22,303


Total Housing Units 1,983 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,296 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 544 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 143 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $113,523
Average Home Value $126,331


Total Households 1,840
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 1,222
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 0.22% -0.22%
Households 0.37% -0.12%
Families 0.08% -0.33%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

Bayou Vista, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bayou Vista 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 # 118 75th
Population Density # 27 95th
Diversity Index # 324 32nd
Median Household Income # 220 54th
Per Capita Income # 222 53rd

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