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Port Allen, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Port Allen had a population of 5,360 as of July 1, 2017. Port Allen ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Port Allen is located at latitude 30.4438 and longitude -91.2074 in West Baton Rouge Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Port Allen (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.49 sq. miles. West Baton Rouge Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 26 feet.

The City of Port Allen (GNIS ID: 2404553) 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 Port Allen is located within Parish Governing Authority District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of West Baton Rouge Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Port Allen 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 Port Allen: Allain, Saint Michael.

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


Total Population 5,360
Daytime Population: Workers 2,852
Daytime Population: Residents 3,184
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,036
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.13
Population in Households 5,301
Population in Familes 4,191
Population in Group Qrtrs 59
Population Density2 1,891
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $32,740
Average Household Income $47,971
Per Capita Income $19,899


Total Housing Units 2,331 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,258 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 901 (38.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 172 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $114,407
Average Home Value $130,922


Total Households 2,159
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,339
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 0.47% 0.84%
Households 0.6% 0.91%
Families 0.03% 0.63%
Median Household Income   0.32%
Per Capita Income   2.08%

Port Allen, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Allen 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 # 106 78th
Population Density # 61 87th
Diversity Index # 175 63rd
Median Household Income # 359 24th
Per Capita Income # 325 32nd

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