These Are The 10 Best Places In Louisiana To Catch Pokemon


These are the cities and towns in Louisiana where you have the best chance to catch ’em all, based on the data of where Pokemon are traditionally found.

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So, you want to catch ’em all, huh?

Pokemon Go has swept the nation, and the app has broken records for the most downloads in the first week of release. All over the country, people are swarming, gathering, and all around going nuts, playing this interactive game.

Since we’re a data analytics website, and because we’re often cited as the ‘go to’ place for regional infotainment, we thought it was our duty to be as helpful as we can for people in Louisiana who want to have the inside scoop as to where they should go if they want to dominate this addicting game.

After analyzing every place in Louisiana, here is our list of the best places to catch Pokemon in the Pelican State:

  1. Port Allen (Photos)
  2. Westwego (Photos)
  3. Harahan (Photos)
  4. Breaux Bridge (Photos)
  5. Broussard (Photos)
  6. Richwood
  7. Carencro (Photos)
  8. Youngsville (Photos)
  9. Grambling (Photos)
  10. Jeanerette (Photos)

As you might note, these are all smaller suburbs of major cities in Louisiana. That’s because in smaller cities, there are a higher number of places per capita where Pokemon are traditionally found. Meaning you’ll find more Pokemon in a much smaller area. When you read the analysis below, this will all make sense. Trust us.

So, grab your avatars, cell phones, and your Poke Balls as we uncover the truly best places in Louisiana in which to find the most Pokemon, based on data.

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How do you decide where the best place is to catch Pokemon?

In order to rank the best places in Louisiana in which to catch ’em all, we had to determine which cities, towns and villages in Louisiana have the most places to find Pokemon.

So we scraped the internet for those criteria, and it spit out the answer. Like magic.

How we crunched the numbers

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Google Maps, this is the criteria we used:

  • Number of parks per capita
  • Number of museums per capita
  • Number of churches per capita
  • Number of memorials and public gathering places per capita

If you’d like to see the complete list of cities, scroll to the bottom of this post to see a chart of the top cities.

Note: When measuring the locations listed above, we measured the locations within a short drive of the center of each place in Louisiana.

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1. Port Allen

Port Allen, Louisiana

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Population: 5,150
Parks Per 1,000 People: 11.65
Museums Per 1,000 People: 3.11
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.65
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 3.11

2. Westwego

Westwego, Louisiana

Population: 8,531
Parks Per 1,000 People: 7.03
Museums Per 1,000 People: 5.74
Churches Per 1,000 People: 7.03
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 7.03

3. Harahan

Harahan, Louisiana

Population: 9,324
Parks Per 1,000 People: 6.44
Museums Per 1,000 People: 4.5
Churches Per 1,000 People: 6.44
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 6.44

4. Breaux Bridge

Breaux Bridge, Louisiana

Population: 8,232
Parks Per 1,000 People: 6.68
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.97
Churches Per 1,000 People: 7.29
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.09

5. Broussard

Broussard, Louisiana

Population: 9,041
Parks Per 1,000 People: 6.08
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.44
Churches Per 1,000 People: 6.64
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.22

6. Richwood


Population: 5,846
Parks Per 1,000 People: 5.13
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.86
Churches Per 1,000 People: 10.26
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.37

7. Carencro

Carencro, Louisiana

Source: Public domain

Population: 8,084
Parks Per 1,000 People: 5.94
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.99
Churches Per 1,000 People: 7.42
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.99

8. Youngsville

Youngsville, Louisiana

Population: 9,358
Parks Per 1,000 People: 5.24
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.39
Churches Per 1,000 People: 6.41
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.78

9. Grambling

Grambling, Louisiana

Population: 5,015
Parks Per 1,000 People: 2.19
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.8
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.96
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.39

10. Jeanerette

Jeanerette, Louisiana

Population: 5,547
Parks Per 1,000 People: 2.52
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.9
Churches Per 1,000 People: 10.82
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.26

There You Have It

If you’re looking at communities in Louisiana where you have a much higher chance of catching Pokemon, this is an accurate list.

If you’re also curious enough, here’s how the larger cities in Louisiana with the most reliable locations to catch a Pokemon rank, according to science.

  1. Alexandria (Photos)
  2. New Iberia (Photos)
  3. Houma (Photos)
  4. Lake Charles (Photos)
  5. Kenner (Photos)

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Detailed List Of The Best Places In Louisiana To Catch Pokemon

Rank City Population
1 Port Allen 5,150
2 Westwego 8,531
3 Harahan 9,324
4 Breaux Bridge 8,232
5 Broussard 9,041
6 Richwood 5,846
7 Carencro 8,084
8 Youngsville 9,358
9 Grambling 5,015
10 Jeanerette 5,547
11 Ponchatoula 6,751
12 Scott 8,775
13 St. Martinville 6,109
14 Gretna 17,801
15 Plaquemine 7,055
16 Leesville 6,656
17 Baker 13,838
18 Mansfield 5,012
19 Patterson 6,100
20 Denham Springs 10,148
21 Franklin 7,483
22 St. Gabriel 6,796
23 Walker 6,176
24 Covington 9,151
25 Pineville 14,486
26 Mandeville 12,102
27 West Monroe 13,073
28 Abbeville 12,341
29 Gonzales 10,137
30 Donaldsonville 7,507
31 Marksville 5,635
32 Ville Platte 7,336
33 Central 27,505
34 Sulphur 20,275
35 Zachary 15,579
36 Springhill 5,239
37 Deridder 10,846
38 Tallulah 7,267
39 Jennings 10,265
40 Rayne 7,984
41 Hammond 20,207
42 Ruston 22,149
43 Eunice 10,325
44 Minden 12,988
45 Natchitoches 18,460
46 Crowley 13,219
47 Houma 33,807
48 Bastrop 11,075
49 Bogalusa 12,071
50 Thibodaux 14,570
51 Opelousas 16,668
52 Slidell 27,372
53 Oakdale 7,741
54 Alexandria 47,983
55 New Iberia 30,750
56 Kenner 66,926
57 Central 27,505
58 Lake Charles 73,503
59 Monroe 49,455
60 Central 27,505
61 Scott 8,775
62 Central 27,505
63 Lafayette 123,528
64 Baton Rouge 229,353
65 Shreveport 200,692
66 Central 27,505
67 New Orleans 368,471

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