Bayou Vista, LA Profile: Facts & Data


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Bayou Vista, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Bayou Vista Census Designated Place had a population of 5,079 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bayou Vista: Clarks, La Gorda.

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


Total Population 5,079
Population in Households 4,998
Population in Familes 4,037
Population in Group Qrtrs 81
Population Density2 2,819
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $40,298
Average Household Income $54,092
Per Capita Income $21,430


Total Housing Units 2,016 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,346 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 623 (30.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 ( 2.3%)
Median Home Value $108,988
Average Home Value $129,665


Total Households 1,969
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 1,305
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 1.07% 0.61%
Households 1.15% 0.66%
Families 0.87% 0.46%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   2.29%

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, 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 # 111 77th
Population Density # 20 96th
Diversity Index # 329 31st
Median Household Income # 226 53rd
Per Capita Income # 257 46th

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