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Chauvin, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Chauvin Census Designated Place had a population of 3,047 as of July 1, 2017. Chauvin 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 Chauvin is located at latitude 29.4453 and longitude -90.5936 in Terrebonne Parish. The formal boundaries for the Chauvin Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Terrebonne Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Chauvin Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402767) 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 Chauvin Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 8, a minor civil division (MCD) of Terrebonne Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chauvin 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 Chauvin: Bayou Petit Caillou, Little Caillou.

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


Total Population 3,047
Daytime Population: Workers 324
Daytime Population: Residents 2,174
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,498
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 3,047
Population in Familes 2,628
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 640
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $43,350
Average Household Income $55,151
Per Capita Income $19,000


Total Housing Units 1,153 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 821 (71.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 217 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 115 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $87,244
Average Home Value $109,318


Total Households 1,038
Average Household Size 2.94
Family Households 795
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 0.63% 0.58%
Households 0.71% 0.65%
Families 0.42% 0.52%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

Chauvin, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chauvin 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 # 162 66th
Population Density # 224 53rd
Diversity Index # 416 12th
Median Household Income # 187 61st
Per Capita Income # 362 24th

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