Buras, Louisiana

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Population in 2010: 945.
Males: 468  (49.6%)
Females: 477  (50.4%)
Median resident age:

37.8 years
Louisiana median age:

37.7 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $59,059
Buras:

$59,059
LA:

$51,073

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $30,032

Buras CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $201,117
Buras:

$201,117
LA:

$172,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $97,664; detached houses: $142,715; mobile homes: $77,367

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,127.

March 2019 cost of living index in Buras: 96.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 23.7%
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  • Races in Buras, LA (2019)
    • 50764.5%White alone
    • 26734.0%Asian alone
    • 111.4%Two or more races

Races in Buras detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists, there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Buras, Louisiana as of October 05, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Buras is 72 to 1.


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Ancestries: French (10.7%), American (8.1%), Irish (6.6%), Cajun (3.3%), French Canadian (3.1%), Italian (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

171 residents are foreign born

This place:

21.8%
Louisiana:

4.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $277 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $212 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: New Orleans, LA (53.7 miles , pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (353.6 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Buras-Triumph, LA (0.8 miles ),
Triumph, LA (1.7 miles ),
Empire, LA (2.5 miles ),
Boothville, LA (2.5 miles ),
Boothville-Venice, LA (2.9 miles ),
Venice, LA (3.4 miles ),
Port Sulphur, LA (3.9 miles ),
Pointe a la Hache, LA (4.7 miles)

Latitude: 29.35 N, Longitude: 89.52 W

Area code: 985

Distribution of median household income in Buras, LA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Buras, LA in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.0%
Louisiana:

8.1%

Tornado activity:

Buras-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Louisiana state average. It is 53% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/1965, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 0.4 miles away from the Buras place center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 10/30/1967, a category F2 tornado 0.4 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Buras-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Louisiana state average. It is 64% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 278.1 miles away from Buras center
On 5/6/2018 at 16:47:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 114.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 182.0 miles away from Buras center
On 6/30/1994 at 01:08:24, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 107.2 miles away from Buras center
On 9/27/1992 at 17:02:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 104.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 310.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Plaquemines Parish (27) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 19, Tropical Storms: 6, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Heliports located in Buras:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Buras:

  • Loyola University New Orleans (about 55 miles; New Orleans, LA; Full-time enrollment: 3,912)
  • Tulane University of Louisiana (about 55 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 11,089)
  • Xavier University of Louisiana (about 55 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 2,492)
  • Delgado Community College (about 56 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 12,843)
  • University of New Orleans (about 58 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 8,201)
  • Nicholls State University (about 83 miles; Thibodaux, LA; FT enrollment: 5,997)
  • Southeastern Louisiana University (about 99 miles; Hammond, LA; FT enrollment: 12,713)

Public high school in Buras:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Buras: Buras Wastewater Treatment Plant (A), Plaquemines Parish Fire District 4 Buras Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Plaquemines Parish Headquarters (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 35572 Highway 11), Five Star Marine Service (Amusement & Theme Parks; 109 Rodi Lane), G & H Novelty (Amusement & Theme Parks; 218 Giordano Lane).

Hotels: Empire Inn (32022 Highway 23), Joshua's Marina (309 Buras Boat Harbor Road), Morel's Gulf Coast Park & Campground (32368 Highway 23), Chateau Royale Motel I (32835 Highway 11), Hideaway Lodge (31975 Highway 23), J-Barr Sportsman's Lodge (105 Galmiche Lane).

Plaquemines Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.8 people
Louisiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

72.3%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.9%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Buras:

Marital status in Buras, LA
  • Never married: 25.7%
  • Now married: 43.1%
  • Separated: 6.8%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 17.9%

For population 25 years and over in Buras:

  • High school or higher: 66.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.2%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.5
Louisiana average:

11.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Buras
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Buras, LA (based on Plaquemines Parish data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,7909
Evangelical Protestant3,85917
Mainline Protestant4092
Other19-
None9,965-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

1.85 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Plaquemines Parish:

1.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
This county:

5.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Plaquemines Parish:

5.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.3%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Plaquemines Parish:

30.9%
State:

29.2%

9.02% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,418 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.02%
Louisiana average:

6.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Jefferson Parish, LA  2.58% ($61,868 average AGI)
from Orleans Parish, LA  0.94% ($43,870)
from San Diego County, CA  0.28% ($62,522)


10.42% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($53,093 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.42%
Louisiana average:

6.56%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Jefferson Parish, LA  2.82% ($41,404 average AGI)
to Orleans Parish, LA  1.20% ($78,960)
to St. Tammany Parish, LA  0.42% ($50,943)

Businesses in Buras, LA

  • RadioShack: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Buras:

  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • WTIX (690 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: WTIX, INC.)
  • WYLD (940 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KAGY (1510 AM; daytime; 1 kW; PORT SULPHUR, LA; Owner: SPOTLIGHT BROADCASTING OF NEW ORLEANS, LLC)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WODT (1280 AM; 5 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLEB (1600 AM; 5 kW; GOLDEN MEADOW, LA; Owner: COASTAL BROADCASTING OF LAROSE, INC.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WSMB (1350 AM; 5 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFNO (830 AM; 5 kW; NORCO, LA; Owner: WFNO, L.L.C.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Buras:

  • KMRL (91.9 FM; BURAS, LA; Owner: WHITE DOVE FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KNOU (104.5 FM; EMPIRE, LA; Owner: ON TOP COMMUNICATIONS OF LOUISIANA, LLC)
  • KKND (106.7 FM; PORT SULPHUR, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • Buras, Louisiana
  • Fatal accident count27
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents36
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:14
  • Fatalities28
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents61
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1
  • Louisiana average
  • Fatal accident count15397
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents22468
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons5229
  • Fatalities17309
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents39609
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1203
See more detailed statistics of Buras fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Buras)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

55 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Buras, LA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550 SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 191KM, N191KM, N-191KM, Serial Number: 0017, Airworthiness Date: 05/09/2001, Certificate Issue Date: 06/06/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Malcolm J Jr Lincoln, 30515 Highway 11, Buras, LA 70041
  • Aircraft: ROBERTS GARRICK B ZENITH CH 701 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 701RR, N701RR, N-701RR, Serial Number: 7-5609, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 10/20/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 05/15/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Malcolm J Jr Lincoln, 31343 Highway 23, Buras, LA 70041
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150M (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 704KT, N704KT, N-704KT, Serial Number: 15078678, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 09/03/1976, Certificate Issue Date: 10/07/2020
    Registrant (Corporation): Fly Pink Foundation, 30482 Highway 11, Buras, LA 70041
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 734PH, N734PH, N-734PH, Serial Number: 17269003, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 04/19/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 03/19/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Raymond J Schmitt, 115 Schmitt Ln, Buras, LA 70041
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150F (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 831RB, N831RB, N-831RB, Serial Number: 15063964, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 05/03/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 12/18/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Richard A Jr Blink, 31918 Highway 23, Buras, LA 70041

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 12. The highest number of fire incidents - 27 took place in 2011, and the least - 0 in 2006. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Buras, LA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (61.4%), and Structure Fires (18.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Buras, LA
    • 12761.4%Outside Fires
    • 3818.4%Structure Fires
    • 3315.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 94.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Buras, LA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Buras, LA
  • 100.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Buras, LA
  • 100.0%Electricity


Buras compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Buras on our top lists:

  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Cambodia (population 500+)"
There are 2 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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  • John A. Tesvich (2)
  • Dewell Walker (2)

Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2022.