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Erath, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Erath had a population of 2,081 as of July 1, 2022. 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 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, 2022)


Total Population 2,081 (100%)
Population in Households 2,081 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,670 (80.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,185
Diversity Index2 29


Median Household Income $53,930
Average Household Income $71,981
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $27,685
Wealth Index5 52


Total HU (Housing Units) 917 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 615 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 202 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 100 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $145,714
Average Home Value $184,213
Housing Affordability Index3 191


Total Households 817
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 519
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 1.15% -0.37%
Households -0.70% -0.27%
Families   -0.43%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   3.05%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.20%

Erath, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Erath to the other 488 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 187 62nd
Population Density # 107 78th
Median Household Income # 171 65th
Housing Affordability Index # 331 68th
Per Capita Income # 242 51st
Diversity Index # 410 16th

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