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Erath, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Erath had a population of 2,175 as of July 1, 2018. Erath ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Erath is located at latitude 29.9583 and longitude -92.036 in Vermilion Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Erath encompass a land area of 1.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Vermilion Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Town of Erath (GNIS ID: 2406457) 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 Town of Erath is located within Parish Governing Authority District 6, a minor civil division (MCD) of Vermilion Parish.

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


Total Population 2,175
Population in Households 2,175
Population in Familes 1,816
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,238
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $40,100
Average Household Income $59,138
Per Capita Income $22,184


Total Housing Units 961 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 639 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 226 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $162,031
Average Home Value $154,147


Total Households 866
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 597
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 0.35% 0.43%
Households 0.37% 0.41%
Families 1.22% 0.23%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

Erath, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Erath 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 # 192 60th
Population Density # 114 76th
Diversity Index # 397 16th
Median Household Income # 230 52nd
Per Capita Income # 221 54th

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