Charenton, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Charenton, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Charenton Census Designated Place had a population of 1,859 as of July 1, 2017. Charenton ranks in the upper 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 Charenton is located at latitude 29.8671 and longitude -91.54 in St. Mary Parish. The formal boundaries for the Charenton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. St. Mary Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Charenton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402762) 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 Charenton Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Mary Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Charenton 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 Charenton: Indian Bend.

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


Total Population 1,859
Daytime Population: Workers 2,100
Daytime Population: Residents 1,232
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,332
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.79
Population in Households 1,859
Population in Familes 1,549
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 374
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $35,911
Average Household Income $51,130
Per Capita Income $19,678


Total Housing Units 810 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 591 (73.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 125 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 94 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $90,726
Average Home Value $123,008


Total Households 716
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 489
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 -0.32% -0.47%
Households -0.17% -0.42%
Families -0.39% -0.62%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

Charenton, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Charenton 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 # 212 55th
Population Density # 309 35th
Diversity Index # 18 96th
Median Household Income # 308 35th
Per Capita Income # 334 30th

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