Lawtell, Louisiana

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Population in 2010: 1,198.
Males: 751  (62.7%)
Females: 447  (37.3%)
Median resident age:

58.0 years
Louisiana median age:

38.2 years

Zip codes: 70550, 70570.

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Estimated median household income in 2022: $41,976
Lawtell:

$41,976
LA:

$55,416

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $24,140

Lawtell CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $119,700
Lawtell:

$119,700
LA:

$209,200

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $57,599; detached houses: $56,377; mobile homes: $65,053
March 2022 cost of living index in Lawtell: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 24.0%
(2.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 51.1% for Black residents)

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According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Lawtell, Louisiana as of April 17, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lawtell is 681 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: French Canadian (42.4%), French (4.3%), Italian (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 60 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lafayette, LA (23.0 miles , pop. 110,257).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baton Rouge, LA (62.4 miles , pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (198.3 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Opelousas, LA (2.5 miles ),
Church Point, LA (2.8 miles ),
Chataignier, LA (3.0 miles ),
Washington, LA (3.2 miles ),
Sunset, LA (3.2 miles ),
Grand Coteau, LA (3.3 miles ),
Cankton, LA (3.5 miles ),
Leonville, LA (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 30.52 N, Longitude: 92.18 W

Area code: 337

Distribution of median household income in Lawtell, LA in 2022
Distribution of house value in Lawtell, LA in 2022
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

4.5%
Louisiana:

3.8%

Tornado activity:

Lawtell-area historical tornado activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 69% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/15/1957, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.1 miles away from the Lawtell place center killed one person and injured 29 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 2/9/1983, a category F3 tornado 7.4 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lawtell-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Louisiana state average. It is 40% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/17/2012 at 08:12:00, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 161.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/2013 at 23:51:15, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 163.9 miles away from Lawtell center
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 448.7 miles away from Lawtell 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 294.8 miles away from Lawtell center
On 9/2/2013 at 21:52:38, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 170.9 miles away from Lawtell center
On 1/25/2013 at 07:01:19, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 155.2 miles away from Lawtell 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 St. Landry Parish (6) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Lawtell:

  • WYBLE GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 6 miles away; OPELOUSAS, LA)
  • MEDSOURCE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; OPELOUSAS, LA)
  • GARLAND GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 6 miles away; OPELOUSAS, LA)
  • MASION DEVILLE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; OPELOUSAS, LA)
  • LOUISIANA HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE (Hospital, about 7 miles away; OPELOUSAS, LA)
  • PHYSICIANS HH OF LOUISIANA, IN (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; OPELOUSAS, LA)
  • FMCNA - OPELOUSAS (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; OPELOUSAS, LA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lawtell:

  • Acadiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus (about 23 miles; Lafayette, LA; Full-time enrollment: 2,378)
  • South Louisiana Community College (about 23 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 2,519)
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette (about 24 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 14,493)
  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (about 59 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 27,321)
  • Southern University and A & M College (about 60 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 5,837)
  • SOWELA Technical Community College (about 62 miles; Lake Charles, LA; FT enrollment: 2,160)
  • Baton Rouge Community College (about 63 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 5,744)

Public elementary/middle school in Lawtell:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Saint Landry Parish Fire District 3 Station 2 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Lawtell include: Saint Bridget Church (A), Holy Family Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

St. Landry Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lawtell and their reported violations in the past:

LAWTELL WW DISTRICT NO 1 (Population served: 4,101, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-05-2012), St Public Notif received (MAR-05-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAR-26-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-26-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-31-2012), St Public Notif requested (FEB-13-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-13-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-07-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-07-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-14-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-27-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-2014), St Public Notif requested (AUG-15-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-2014), St Public Notif requested (AUG-15-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-13-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-13-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-23-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-13-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-13-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-23-2013)
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
Louisiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

61.2%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.3%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Banks with branches in Lawtell (2011 data):

  • American Bank & Trust Company: Lawtell Branch at Highway 190, branch established on 1970/05/14. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $156.8 mil, Deposits: $138.1 mil, headquarters in Opelousas, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: American Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Lawtell:

Marital status in Lawtell, LA
  • Never married: 33.2%
  • Now married: 21.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 32.0%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

For population 25 years and over in Lawtell:

  • High school or higher: 81.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.5
Louisiana average:

11.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lawtell, LA (based on St. Landry Parish data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic49,23435
Evangelical Protestant6,08338
Black Protestant2,0627
Mainline Protestant1,31911
Other4064
None24,280-
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: 36
Here:

3.94 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
St. Landry Parish:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
This county:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 42
St. Landry Parish:

4.60 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
St. Landry Parish:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.9%
State:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.1%
Louisiana:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.7%
Louisiana:

13.7%

Strongest AM radio stations in Lawtell:

  • KSLO (1230 AM; 1 kW; OPELOUSAS, LA; Owner: KSLO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KDYS (1520 AM; 10 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVOL (1330 AM; 5 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KEUN (1490 AM; 1 kW; EUNICE, LA; Owner: TRI-PARISH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KJCB (770 AM; 1 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: R & M BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNEK (1190 AM; daytime; 0 kW; WASHINGTON, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJMJ (580 AM; 5 kW; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • KWDF (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; BALL, LA; Owner: BALL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPEL (1420 AM; 1 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LAFAYETTE, INC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lawtell:

  • KSMB (94.5 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRXE (105.9 FM; OPELOUSAS, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRVS (88.7 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE)
  • KJJB (105.5 FM; EUNICE, LA; Owner: TRI-PARISH BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KBON (101.1 FM; MAMOU, LA; Owner: ROSE ANN MARX)
  • KNEK-FM (104.7 FM; WASHINGTON, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KAJN-FM (102.9 FM; CROWLEY, LA; Owner: RICE CAPITAL BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KZMZ (96.9 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSJY (90.9 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KQIS (102.1 FM; BASILE, LA; Owner: THIRD PARTNER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTDY (99.9 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LAFAYETTE, INC.)
  • KXKC (99.1 FM; NEW IBERIA, LA; Owner: BONIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KBEB-FM (106.7 FM; RAYNE, LA; Owner: BROADCAST PARTNERS, INC.)
  • KRRQ (95.5 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBXG (99.5 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYPY (100.7 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • KKST (98.7 FM; OAKDALE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOOJ (93.7 FM; NEW IBERIA, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVPI-FM (92.5 FM; VILLE PLATTE, LA; Owner: VILLE PLATTE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KRKA (107.9 FM; ERATH, LA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LAFAYETTE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lawtell:

  • KADN (Channel 15; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KADN-15, INC.)
  • KLPB-TV (Channel 24; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KLFY-TV (Channel 10; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KLFY, L.P.)
  • KATC (Channel 3; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KATC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K50FI (Channel 50; OPELOUSAS, LA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • K69HD (Channel 69; CHURCH POINT, LA; Owner: GULF MANAGEMENT II, L.L.C.)
  • KDCG-LP (Channel 22; OPELOUSAS, LA; Owner: ACADIANA CABLE ADVERTISING, INC.)
  • KAGN-LP (Channel 65; CROWLEY, LA; Owner: RICE CAPITAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KPLC (Channel 7; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WVLA (Channel 33; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: KNIGHT BROADCASTING OF BATON ROUGE LIC. CORP.)
  • K58GA (Channel 46; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: WNTZ-48, INC.)
  • KLFT-LP (Channel 21; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: K. SANDOVAL BURKE)
  • KLAF-LP (Channel 62; OPELOUSAS, LA; Owner: WNTZ-48, INC.)

Lawtell fatal accident list:

Jun 22, 2007 05:24 PM, Us-190, Lat: 30.519658, Lon: -92.174200, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 1
Mar 15, 2005 10:30 PM, Us-190, Lat: 30.521030, Lon: -92.164440, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Feb 11, 1990 08:00 PM, Pr6-40, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 6, 1984 03:45 PM, Us190, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 31Number of bridges
  • 164ft / 49.8mTotal length
  • $1,438,000Total costs
  • 40,190Total average daily traffic
  • 4,963Total average daily truck traffic
  • 51,617Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Lawtell, LA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 81960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 42010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Lawtell, LA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Lawtell)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • MP 583, Mp 583, Beaumont Sub (Lat: 30.517806 Lon: -92.202194), Type: Bant, Structure height: 4 m, Call Sign: WPQE238,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.470 MHz, 160.875 MHz, 160.515 MHz, Grant Date: 05/21/2015, Expiration Date: 06/08/2025, Certifier: L J Kopiasz, Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St, Ste 505n, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (402) 346-6676, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • LAWTELL, Uprr Mp 584.25, 200ft W Of Birdlane (Lat: 30.520472 Lon: -92.178167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30 m, Call Sign: WQEN783,
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.081 MHz, 952.081 MHz, Grant Date: 02/23/2016, Expiration Date: 03/14/2026, Cancellation Date: 06/29/2022, Certifier: Brad G Zielie, Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St , Suite 505n, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (402) 346-6676, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KI5IP, Previous Call Sign: KA5ILD, Grant Date: 08/28/1990, Expiration Date: 08/28/2000, Cancellation Date: 08/29/2002, Registrant: Preston H Walls Sr, Lawtell, LA 70550


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

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 6. The highest number of fire incidents - 18 took place in 2005, and the least - 0 in 2007. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Lawtell, LA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (54.8%), and Structure Fires (26.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lawtell, LA
    • 5754.8%Outside Fires
    • 2726.0%Structure Fires
    • 1817.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 21.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lawtell, LA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lawtell, LA
  • 61.7%Electricity
  • 38.3%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lawtell, LA
  • 100.0%Electricity


Lawtell compared to Louisiana state average:

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