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People

Total Population 1,848
Male Share of the Population 41.1%
Female Share of the Population 58.9%
Senior Citizens 11.7%
Employed Population 16+ 588
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 40.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 4.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $30,318
% Above Poverty Level 62%
% Below Poverty Level 38%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 27.6%
Median Gross Rent $530
Median House Value $68,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.3%
US/American 0%
English 2%
Irish 0.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Port Barre Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles N of Lafayette, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 119 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana
County St Landry
Metro Area Lafayette
Standard Zip Codes 70577
Phone Area Codes 337
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.56
Longitude -91.953

Port Barre Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station GRAND COTEAU
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 62 F
Apr Temp 56 to 79 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 57 to 82 F
Annual Precip 63.2 inches
Station LAFAYETTE REG AP
Distance 25 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 62 F
Apr Temp 58 to 78 F
Jul Temp 74 to 91 F
Oct Temp 58 to 81 F
Annual Precip 62.1 inches
Station BUNKIE
Distance 29.8 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 58 F
Apr Temp 56 to 77 F
Jul Temp 73 to 92 F
Oct Temp 55 to 80 F
Annual Precip 61.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Grand Coteau 889 $33,875
Krotz Springs 1,028 $24,808
Leonville 845 $37,935
Opelousas 16,638 $29,417
Palmetto 152 $22,500
Washington 725 $36,607

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Port Barre High Schools

PORT BARRE HIGH SCHOOL
846 SAIZAN STREET
337-585-7256
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 382 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

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