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Gueydan, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Gueydan had a population of 1,373 as of July 1, 2017. Gueydan 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 Gueydan is located at latitude 30.029 and longitude -92.507 in Vermilion Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Gueydan (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.91 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 Gueydan (GNIS ID: 2406625) 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 Gueydan is located within Parish Governing Authority District 14, a minor civil division (MCD) of Vermilion Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gueydan population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,373
Daytime Population: Workers 446
Daytime Population: Residents 832
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,278
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 1,322
Population in Familes 1,014
Population in Group Qrtrs 51
Population Density2 1,503
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $35,210
Average Household Income $54,345
Per Capita Income $24,538


Total Housing Units 723 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 396 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 191 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 136 (18.8%)
Median Home Value $69,937
Average Home Value $93,119


Total Households 587
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 350
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 -0.25% -0.09%
Households -0.19% 0.0%
Families -0.43% -0.29%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   2.95%

Gueydan, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gueydan 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 # 245 49th
Population Density # 84 82nd
Diversity Index # 379 20th
Median Household Income # 321 32nd
Per Capita Income # 149 69th

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