Charenton, LA Profile: Facts & Data


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Charenton, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Charenton Census Designated Place had a population of 1,990 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Charenton: Indian Bend.

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


Total Population 1,990
Population in Households 1,990
Population in Familes 1,663
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 401
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $36,757
Average Household Income $49,646
Per Capita Income $18,940


Total Housing Units 817 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 618 (75.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 144 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $96,875
Average Home Value $125,728


Total Households 762
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 519
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 0.54% 0.28%
Households 0.61% 0.31%
Families 0.38% 0.12%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

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, 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 # 205 57th
Population Density # 305 36th
Diversity Index # 16 97th
Median Household Income # 298 37th
Per Capita Income # 356 25th

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