Abbeville, Louisiana Population 2020

11,919

Abbeville is a city located in Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 11,919, it is the 29th largest city in Louisiana and the 2739th largest city in the United States. Abbeville is currently declining at a rate of -0.96% annually and its population has decreased by -2.76% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,257 in 2010. Abbeville reached it's highest population of 12,391 in 1980. Spanning over 6 miles, Abbeville has a population density of 1,971 people per square mile.

The average household income in Abbeville is $49,697 with a poverty rate of 31.01%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $669 per month, and the median house value is $86,800. The median age in Abbeville is 35.8 years, 34.6 years for males, and 39 years for females. For every 100 females there are 83.9 males.

Abbeville Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Abbeville was:

  • White: 46.43%
  • Black or African American: 46.22%
  • Asian: 5.27%
  • Two or more races: 0.79%
  • Other race: 0.77%
  • Native American: 0.53%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Abbeville, Louisiana is 11,919, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,151.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,257.

Abbeville, Louisiana Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,70446.43%
Black or African American5,67846.22%
Asian6475.27%
Two or More Races970.79%
Some Other Race950.77%
American Indian and Alaska Native650.53%

Abbeville Population Pyramid 2020

Abbeville Median Age

35.8


Total

34.6


Male

39


Female

Abbeville Adults

There are 9,078 adults, (2,023 of whom are seniors) in Abbeville.

Abbeville Age Dependency

74.1

Age Dependency Ratio

28.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Abbeville Sex Ratio

Female

6,680

54.37%

Male

5,606

45.63%

Abbeville Households and Families

Abbeville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Abbeville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.4%20.6%
All57.6%42.4%
Non Family48.3%51.7%
Female46.9%53.1%
Male18%82%

57.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,5192.6657.6
Non Family1,7341.2448.3
Married1,6303.2579.4
Female9114.3446.9
Male2442.4818

3.48

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

6.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Abbeville Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7239.56%
9th to 12th Grade1,24316.44%
High School Graduate3,12241.29%
Some College1,13715.04%
Associates Degree4826.37%
Bachelors Degree4836.39%
Graduate Degree3724.92%

Abbeville Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,2413,462698
Black2,7561,962132
Asian357261
Hispanic8656
Other Race7343
Native American653924
Multiple Races148

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 81.63%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 36.92%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,233$34,773$25,474
Less Than High School$20,957$25,333$12,255
High School Grad$27,755$36,554$22,109
Some College$35,064$41,550$21,250
Bachelors Degree$43,080$38,482$47,946
Graduate Degree$76,458$113,250$

$30,233

Average Earnings

$34,773

Average Male

$25,474

Average Female

Abbeville Language

Abbeville Language by Age

Abbeville Language

83.96% of Abbeville residents speak only English, while 16.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 9.38% of the population.

Abbeville Poverty

Abbeville Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black5,6682,82549.84%
White5,23062211.89%
Other9595100.00%
Hispanic3028929.47%
Asian6477110.97%
Native593559.32%
Multiple913437.36%

31.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.87%

Male Poverty Rate

33.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Abbeville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Abbeville is Other, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Abbeville is Asian, with 10.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.29%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.42%
High School30.74%
Some College20.90%
Bachelors or Greater6.23%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed72.09%
Male Unemployed30.88%
Female Employed19.93%
Male Employed11.93%

Abbeville Income

Abbeville Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$36,696$49,697
Families$48,563$61,008
Married Families$64,542-
Non Families$19,032$28,680

Abbeville Marital Status

Abbeville Marital Status

Marriage Rates

36.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.4%

Male Marriage Rate

31.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Abbeville Married by Age and Sex

Abbeville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Abbeville Marital Status by Race

Abbeville Veterans

587

Number of Veterans

548

Male Veterans

39

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam230
Second Gulf War183
First Gulf War148
Korea71
World War II5

$Abbeville Veterans by Education

8.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

51.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Abbeville Employment Status

52.7%

Labor Force Participation

46.2%

Employment Rate

12.3%

Unemployment Rate

Abbeville Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

87.64%

Born in Louisiana

94.99%

Native Born

5.01%

Foreign Born

2.71%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.99% of Abbeville residents were born in the United States, with 87.64% having been born in Louisiana. 2.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202011,919-116-0.96%
201912,035-116-0.95%
201812,151-84-0.69%
201712,235-116-0.94%
201612,351-2-0.02%
201512,35320.02%
201412,351-25-0.20%
201312,376540.44%
201212,3221421.17%
201112,180-46-0.38%
201012,2263390.28%
200011,8877000.61%
199011,187-1,204-1.02%
198012,3911,3951.20%
197010,9965820.55%
196010,4141,0761.10%
19509,3382,6663.42%
19406,6722,3164.36%
19304,3568952.33%
19203,4615541.76%
19102,9070.00%