Lawtell, Louisiana Population 2024

997

Lawtell is a city located in St. Landry Parish Louisiana. Lawtell has a 2024 population of 997. Lawtell is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 35.28% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 737 in 2020.

The average household income in Lawtell is $51,483 with a poverty rate of 23.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Lawtell is 56.5 years, 59.3 years for males, and 56.2 years for females.

Lawtell Demographics

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

  • White: 56.27%
  • Black or African American: 43.73%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
  • Two or more races:
Land Area (mi²)
4.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
240.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
35.28% (260)
The current population of Lawtell, Louisiana is 997 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 737.

Lawtell, Louisiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White56156.27%
Black or African American43643.73%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
Two or more races
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Two or more races

Lawtell Population by Race

Lawtell Population Pyramid 2024

Lawtell Median Age

56.5

Total

59.3

Male

56.2

Female

Lawtell Adults

There are 885 adults, (408 of whom are seniors) in Lawtell.

Lawtell Age Dependency

109

Age Dependency Ratio

85.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Lawtell Sex Ratio

Female36937.01%
Male62862.99%

Lawtell Population by Age

Lawtell Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5001.9986.613.4
Non Family27101000
Female1483.7954.745.3
Married812.041000
Male000
showing: 5 rows

2.92

Average Family Size

1.99

Average Household Size

86.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lawtell Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Lawtell Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lawtell Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 6.77%.

Lawtell Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,338

Average Earnings

$44,260

Average Male

$31,304

Average Female

Lawtell Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lawtell Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lawtell Language

73.7% of Lawtell residents speak only English, while 26.3% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 26.3% of the population.

Lawtell Language

Lawtell Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black43622351.15%
White561162.85%
showing: 2 rows

23.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.25%

Male Poverty Rate

13.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lawtell

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lawtell is Black, with 51.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lawtell is White, with 2.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 26.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.62%.

Lawtell Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School19.24%
Less Than 9th Grade9.82%
Some College
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Lawtell Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed16.38%
Male Employed
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Lawtell Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lawtell Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lawtell Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

21.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

15.7%

Male Marriage Rate

30.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Lawtell Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lawtell Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Lawtell Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lawtell Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

79

Number of Veterans

79

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Lawtell Veterans by War

count

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Lawtell Veterans by Age

count

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Lawtell Veterans by Race

Lawtell Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

31.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

100%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lawtell Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

44.1%

Labor Force Participation

38.5%

Employment Rate

12.6%

Unemployment Rate

Lawtell Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lawtell Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lawtell Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

100%

Born in Lawtell

100%

Native Born

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Lawtell residents were born in the United States, with 100% having been born in Louisiana. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Lawtell Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024997
2023997
2022997-129-11.46%
20211,12638952.78%
2020737-515-41.13%
20191,252-189-13.12%
20181,441-510-26.14%
20171,95159944.3%
20161,352-392-22.48%
20151,74443833.54%
20141,306-276-17.45%
20131,582533.47%
20121,529-133-8%
20111,66246438.73%
20101,198
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Lawtell Population by Year