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Abbeville, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Abbeville had a population of 12,548 as of July 1, 2017. 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 29.9754 and longitude -92.1272 in Vermilion Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Abbeville (see map below) 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 7, a minor civil division (MCD) of Vermilion Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Abbeville 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 Abbeville: La Chapelle.

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


Total Population 12,548
Daytime Population: Workers 7,113
Daytime Population: Residents 8,258
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,371
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.22
Population in Households 12,363
Population in Familes 9,800
Population in Group Qrtrs 185
Population Density2 2,070
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $31,942
Average Household Income $50,188
Per Capita Income $20,118


Total Housing Units 5,508 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,556 (46.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,257 (41.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 694 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $93,256
Average Home Value $135,098


Total Households 4,814
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 3,014
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 0.27% 0.3%
Households 0.3% 0.31%
Families 0.13% 0.07%
Median Household Income   0.73%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

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, 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 # 42 91st
Population Density # 49 90th
Diversity Index # 30 94th
Median Household Income # 375 21st
Per Capita Income # 318 33rd

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