Plaquemine, Louisiana Population 2020

6,605

Plaquemine is a city located in Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 6,605, it is the 51st largest city in Louisiana and the 4071st largest city in the United States. Plaquemine is currently declining at a rate of -0.12% annually and its population has decreased by -7.22% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,119 in 2010. Plaquemine reached it's highest population of 7,739 in 1970. Spanning over 3 miles, Plaquemine has a population density of 2,262 people per square mile.

The average household income in Plaquemine is $59,818 with a poverty rate of 25.27%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $868 per month, and the median house value is $156,300. The median age in Plaquemine is 32 years, 28.9 years for males, and 34.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 77.9 males.

Plaquemine Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 55.69%
  • White: 41.85%
  • Other race: 1.46%
  • Native American: 0.82%
  • Two or more races: 0.18%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Plaquemine, Louisiana is 6,605, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,621.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,119.

Plaquemine, Louisiana Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American3,74655.69%
White2,81541.85%
Some Other Race981.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native550.82%
Two or More Races120.18%

Plaquemine Population Pyramid 2020

Plaquemine Median Age

32


Total

28.9


Male

34.6


Female

Plaquemine Adults

There are 4,610 adults, (981 of whom are seniors) in Plaquemine.

Plaquemine Age Dependency

85.3

Age Dependency Ratio

27

Old Age Dependency Ratio

58.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Plaquemine Sex Ratio

Female

3,781

56.21%

Male

2,945

43.79%

Plaquemine Households and Families

Plaquemine Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Plaquemine Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married93.4%6.6%
Non Family62.1%37.9%
All60.8%39.2%
Female34.7%65.3%
Male25%75%

60.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,4682.6860.8
Non Family9001.1862.1
Married7122.7993.4
Female6484.3234.7
Male2083.6625

3.45

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

7.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Plaquemine Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1764.32%
9th to 12th Grade52812.95%
High School Graduate1,59139.03%
Some College79219.43%
Associates Degree2466.04%
Bachelors Degree50712.44%
Graduate Degree2365.79%

Plaquemine Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black2,0611,507265
White1,7831,636477
Hispanic2292291
Other Race5454
Multiple Races411

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 26.75%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,475$42,265$26,790
Less Than High School$27,371$38,931$19,018
High School Grad$27,083$34,573$21,631
Some College$30,963$57,036$27,929
Bachelors Degree$45,833$53,322$38,686
Graduate Degree$84,865$83,615$92,202

$31,475

Average Earnings

$42,265

Average Male

$26,790

Average Female

Plaquemine Language

Plaquemine Language by Age

Plaquemine Language

96.14% of Plaquemine residents speak only English, while 3.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.30% of the population.

Plaquemine Poverty

Plaquemine Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,6871,49640.57%
White2,4501536.24%
Hispanic402194.73%

25.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.32%

Male Poverty Rate

27.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Plaquemine

The race most likely to be in poverty in Plaquemine is Black, with 40.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Plaquemine is Hispanic, with 4.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.55%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School39.85%
High School14.97%
Some College11.18%
Bachelors or Greater9.91%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed37.30%
Male Unemployed27.47%
Female Employed16.16%
Male Employed6.53%

Plaquemine Income

Plaquemine Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,185$59,818
Families$39,870$62,769
Married Families$58,015-
Non Families$38,734$50,384

Plaquemine Marital Status

Plaquemine Marital Status

Marriage Rates

36.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.4%

Male Marriage Rate

32.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Plaquemine Married by Age and Sex

Plaquemine 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.

Plaquemine Marital Status by Race

Plaquemine Veterans

246

Number of Veterans

246

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam70
Korea55
Second Gulf War52
First Gulf War45
World War II20

$Plaquemine Veterans by Education

33.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Plaquemine Employment Status

61.7%

Labor Force Participation

57.2%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Plaquemine 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

89.70%

Born in Louisiana

98.78%

Native Born

1.22%

Foreign Born

0.80%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.78% of Plaquemine residents were born in the United States, with 89.70% having been born in Louisiana. 0.80% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20206,605-8-0.12%
20196,613-8-0.12%
20186,621-70-1.05%
20176,691-8-0.12%
20166,699-122-1.79%
20156,821-48-0.70%
20146,869-117-1.67%
20136,986-52-0.74%
20127,038-45-0.64%
20117,083-28-0.39%
20107,111470.07%
20007,064-122-0.17%
19907,186-335-0.45%
19807,521-218-0.29%
19707,739500.06%
19607,6891,9422.95%
19505,7476981.30%
19405,049-75-0.15%
19305,1244921.01%
19204,632-323-0.67%
19104,9551,3653.27%
19003,5903681.09%
18903,2220.00%