Abbeville, LA Profile: Facts & Data


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Abbeville, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Abbeville had a population of 12,281 as of July 1, 2018. Abbeville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Abbeville is located at latitude 29.9746 and longitude -92.1343 in Vermilion Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Abbeville encompass a land area of 6.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Vermilion Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 16 feet.

The City of Abbeville (GNIS ID: 2403057) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Abbeville is located within Parish Governing Authority District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Vermilion Parish.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Abbeville: La Chapelle.

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


Total Population 12,281
Population in Households 12,095
Population in Familes 9,627
Population in Group Qrtrs 186
Population Density2 2,026
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $34,019
Average Household Income $50,510
Per Capita Income $20,167


Total Housing Units 5,433 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,662 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,033 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 738 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $98,278
Average Home Value $140,355


Total Households 4,695
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 2,927
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 -0.02% 0.07%
Households -0.04% 0.05%
Families -0.24% -0.2%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

Abbeville, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Abbeville 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 # 46 91st
Population Density # 52 89th
Diversity Index # 28 94th
Median Household Income # 345 27th
Per Capita Income # 303 36th

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