Taft, Louisiana

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Population in 2010: 63.
Males: 19  (30.2%)
Females: 44  (69.8%)
Median resident age:

44.3 years
Louisiana median age:

38.2 years

Median resident age: 26.3 years

March 2022 cost of living index in Taft: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 0.0%

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Ancestries: Irish (60.5%), German (28.4%), Italian (11.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 13 feet

Land area: 1.72 square miles.

Population density: 37 people per square mile   (very low).

Taft, Louisiana map

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kenner, LA (11.7 miles , pop. 70,517).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: New Orleans, LA (23.1 miles , pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (296.6 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Hahnville, LA (1.5 miles ),
Norco, LA (1.6 miles ),
Montz, LA (1.6 miles ),
Killona, LA (1.7 miles ),
New Sarpy, LA (1.9 miles ),
Destrehan, LA (2.2 miles ),
Boutte, LA (2.6 miles ),
Laplace, LA (2.6 miles )

Latitude: 29.98 N, Longitude: 90.44 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 985

Distribution of median household income in Taft, LA in 2022

Taft satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

3.3%
Louisiana:

3.8%

Average climate in Taft, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Taft, Louisiana average temperatures Taft, Louisiana average precipitation Taft, Louisiana humidity Taft, Louisiana wind speed Taft, Louisiana snowfall Taft, Louisiana sunshine Taft, Louisiana clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2023 was 82.0. This is about average.

City:

82.0
U.S.:

72.6
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.575. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.575
U.S.:

0.251
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2023 was 5.12. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.12
U.S.:

5.11
Sulfur Dioxide Level
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2023 was 26.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2023 was 9.88. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.88
U.S.:

8.11
Lead Level

Tornado activity:

Taft-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Louisiana state average. It is 31% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/6/1983, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.8 miles away from the Taft place center injured 25 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 10/3/1964, a category F4 tornado 26.9 miles away from the place center killed 22 people and injured 165 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Taft-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Louisiana state average. It is 54% 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 347.6 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 204.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/6/2018 at 16:47:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 181.1 miles away from Taft center
On 6/30/1994 at 01:08:24, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 144.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/17/2012 at 08:12:00, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 268.8 miles away from Taft 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 302.0 miles away from Taft 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. Charles Parish (6) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Taft topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Taft:

  • ORMOND NURSING AND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; DESTREHAN, LA)
  • ST CHARLES COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 5 miles away; DESTREHAN, LA)
  • DAVITA - RIVER BEND DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; LULING, LA)
  • ST CHARLES PARISH HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; LULING, LA)
  • LULING REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 7 miles away; LULING, LA)
  • LULING LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LULING, LA)
  • ST CHARLES MANOR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LULING, LA)

Nuclear power plants:


Waterford 3. Westinghouse Electric Corp.Ebasco. Combustion Engineering. Inc.Entergy Operations, Inc. Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR). Net Output: 1075 MWe. Operable. Initial criticality: 03/1985. Commercial start: 09/1985..

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Taft:

  • Tulane University of Louisiana (about 20 miles; New Orleans, LA; Full-time enrollment: 11,089)
  • Loyola University New Orleans (about 20 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 3,912)
  • Xavier University of Louisiana (about 21 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 2,492)
  • Delgado Community College (about 21 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 12,843)
  • University of New Orleans (about 23 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 8,201)
  • Nicholls State University (about 26 miles; Thibodaux, LA; FT enrollment: 5,997)
  • Southeastern Louisiana University (about 37 miles; Hammond, LA; FT enrollment: 12,713)

Points of interest:

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Cemeteries: Holy Rosary Cemetery (1), Green Hill Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

St. Charles 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:

2.5 people
Louisiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

60.0%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

16.0%
Whole state:

6.8%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Taft:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 100.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Taft:

  • High school or higher: 86.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.7
Louisiana average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Taft
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Taft, LA (based on St. Charles Parish data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic21,6578
Evangelical Protestant3,81219
Black Protestant9436
Mainline Protestant9104
Other3282
None25,130-
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: 9
This county:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

1.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
St. Charles Parish:

4.62 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Here:

5.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
St. Charles Parish:

10.7%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.2%
Louisiana:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
St. Charles Parish:

14.6%
State:

13.7%

Strongest AM radio stations in Taft:

  • WFNO (830 AM; 5 kW; NORCO, LA; Owner: WFNO, L.L.C.)
  • 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.)
  • KTIB (640 AM; 5 kW; THIBODAUX, LA; Owner: LA TERR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WSMB (1350 AM; 5 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WODT (1280 AM; 5 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVOG (600 AM; 1 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: F.W. ROBERT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSKR (1210 AM; 10 kW; DENHAM SPRINGS, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCKW (1010 AM; 0 kW; GARYVILLE, LA; Owner: 222 CORPORATION)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Taft:

  • WPRF (94.9 FM; RESERVE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSTE-FM (104.1 FM; HOUMA, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCKW-FM (92.3 FM; LAPLACE, LA; Owner: 222 CORPORATION)
  • WQUE-FM (93.3 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYLD-FM (98.5 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLMG (101.9 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEZB (97.1 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTKL (95.7 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCIL (107.5 FM; HOUMA, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF HOUMA, LLC)
  • KLRZ (100.3 FM; LAROSE, LA; Owner: COASTAL BROADCASTING OF LAROSE, INC.)
  • WNOE-FM (101.1 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRNO-FM (99.5 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTIX-FM (94.3 FM; GALLIANO, LA; Owner: FLEUR DE LIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWNO (89.9 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA STATE UNIV & A & M COLLEGE)
  • WKZN (105.3 FM; KENNER, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFMF (102.5 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWOZ (90.7 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: FRIENDS OF WWOZ, INC.)
  • WBBE (103.3 FM; HAMMOND, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYPY (100.7 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • WDGL (98.1 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Taft:

  • WWL-TV (Channel 4; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: WWL-TV, INC.)
  • WLPN-LP (Channel 61; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: GLENN R. & KARIN A. PLUMMER)
  • WBRZ-TV (Channel 2; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA TELEVISION BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WHNO (Channel 20; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLAE-TV (Channel 32; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WGNO (Channel 26; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NEW ORLEANS, INC.)
  • WNOL-TV (Channel 38; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NEW ORLEANS, INC.)
  • WYES-TV (Channel 12; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: GREATER NEW ORLEANS ED TV FOUNDATION)
  • WBXN-CA (Channel 10; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • K66FW (Channel 14; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WVUE (Channel 8; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: EMMIS TELEIVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WAFB (Channel 9; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: WAFB, L.L.C)
  • KNOV-LP (Channel 57; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: BEACH TV PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WPXL (Channel 49; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDSU (Channel 6; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: NEW ORLEANS HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WGMB (Channel 44; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: COMCORP OF BATON ROUGE LICENSE CORP.)
  • WVLA (Channel 33; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: KNIGHT BROADCASTING OF BATON ROUGE LIC. CORP.)
  • K59DG (Channel 59; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCCASTING NETWORK)
  • WUPL (Channel 54; SLIDELL, LA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • Taft, Louisiana
  • Fatal accident count8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents11
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:3
  • Fatalities8
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents24
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Louisiana average
  • Fatal accident count6921
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents10058
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons2220
  • Fatalities7785
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents18066
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents506
See more detailed statistics of Taft fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 13ft / 3.7mTotal length
  • 10,200Total average daily traffic
  • 2,040Total average daily truck traffic
  • 28,968Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Taft)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Taft, LA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$130,0201$136,7405$173,9621$18,580
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$01$176,8801$18,720
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$01$253,8500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0627.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$118,0901$139,840
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2007 2005 2004 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0627.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Taft, LA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Taft, LA - Value
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Taft, LA
  • 100.0%Electricity


Taft compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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