These Are The 20 Best Small Towns In Louisiana For 2019


We used science and data to determine which small towns in Louisiana are the best of the best.

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You’ve seen these lists before: Best places to live in Louisiana, Most Beautiful Downtowns, etc., etc. But all of them focus on major cities and towns in the Pelican State and no one pays attention to the little guy.

Well, that’s all about to change as we put together a list of the best small towns in Louisiana based on numbers–not opinions or hearsay.

We’ll dive right into our methodology in the next section; but first, we thought you might just want to know which places in Louisiana ranked the based–you know, based on science.

Before we get to the top 20, here’s a look at the 10 Best Small Towns To Live in Louisiana for 2019:

  1. Bayou Country Club (Homes)
  2. Blanchard (Photos | Homes)
  3. Monticello (Homes)
  4. Westminster (Homes)
  5. Presquille (Homes)
  6. Lakeshore (Homes)
  7. St. Francisville (Photos | Homes)
  8. Brusly (Photos | Homes)
  9. Choudrant (Homes)
  10. Watson (Homes)

If you live in one of these small towns like Bayou Country Club, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you–keep reading and we’ll get to just why these small towns made our list.

For more reading on the Pelican State check out:

How We Determined The Coolest Towns In Louisiana

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using the most recent data from the Census’s 2012-2016 American Community Survey and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this is the criteria we used:

  • Population Density (Higher is better)
  • Lowest Unemployment Rates
  • Housing costs (Higher is better. More demand.)
  • Adjusted Median Income (Higher is better)
  • Highly Educated Adults (Higher is better)
  • Insurance Rates (Higher is better)
  • Commute Times (Lower is better)

We looked at places with populations lower than 5,000 people and greater than 1,000, of which, there were a lot – 165 to be exact.

We then ranked each place in each category with scores from 1 to 165, averaged them out, and the lowest scores went to our Best Small Towns in Louisiana. Top of that list — Bayou Country Club.

Keep reading to find out more about our top 20 best small towns in Louisiana.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 1,366
Median Income: $82,841 (4th Best)
Median Home Value: $243,900 (2nd Best)
More on Bayou Country Club: Data | Homes For Sale

Blanchard, LA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 3,012
Median Income: $69,500 (19th Best)
Median Home Value: $170,200 (20th Best)
More on Blanchard: PhotosData | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 4,721
Median Income: $69,560 (18th Best)
Median Home Value: $140,100 (45th Best)
More on Monticello: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 3,063
Median Income: $75,667 (9th Best)
Median Home Value: $246,900 (1st Best)
More on Westminster: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 1,453
Median Income: $94,659 (1st Best)
Median Home Value: $227,100 (5th Best)
More on Presquille: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 1,912
Median Income: $45,313 (61st Best)
Median Home Value: $115,900 (62nd Best)
More on Lakeshore: Data | Homes For Sale

St. Francisville, LA

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 2,311
Median Income: $53,542 (44th Best)
Median Home Value: $196,100 (10th Best)
More on St. Francisville: PhotosData | Homes For Sale

Brusly, LA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 2,721
Median Income: $74,474 (11th Best)
Median Home Value: $206,800 (9th Best)
More on Brusly: PhotosData | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 1,281
Median Income: $58,309 (32nd Best)
Median Home Value: $164,600 (24th Best)
More on Choudrant: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 1,100
Median Income: $53,950 (43rd Best)
Median Home Value: $169,800 (21st Best)
More on Watson: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 2,460
Median Income: $84,183 (3rd Best)
Median Home Value: $178,100 (17th Best)
More on Milton: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 4,547
Median Income: $65,326 (24th Best)
Median Home Value: $214,000 (6th Best)
More on Eastwood: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 4,691
Median Income: $68,261 (21st Best)
Median Home Value: $180,900 (16th Best)
More on Addis: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 3,077
Median Income: $73,500 (14th Best)
Median Home Value: $187,100 (12th Best)
More on Grand Point: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 1,157
Median Income: $72,721 (16th Best)
Median Home Value: $213,200 (7th Best)
More on Paulina: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 2,542
Median Income: $47,765 (54th Best)
Median Home Value: $96,600 (86th Best)
More on New Llano: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 2,556
Median Income: $68,077 (22nd Best)
Median Home Value: $183,200 (15th Best)
More on Mathews: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 2,557
Median Income: $79,886 (6th Best)
Median Home Value: $227,200 (4th Best)
More on Bayou Gauche: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 3,442
Median Income: $72,630 (17th Best)
Median Home Value: $187,000 (14th Best)
More on Hahnville: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 1,321
Median Income: $46,528 (57th Best)
Median Home Value: $150,600 (36th Best)
More on Albany: Data | Homes For Sale

Science Can Tackle Any Issue, Even Small Ones

We said it once and we’ll say it again — this list: it’s just science. We did the research, we crunched the numbers, and it turns out, these 20 small towns in Louisiana are the best, in which to live.

And who can argue with that?

If you’re curious, here are the worst small towns in Louisiana:

  1. Ringgold
  2. Merryville
  3. Dulac

For more Louisiana reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Small Towns In Louisiana

Rank City Population Median Income Median Home Value
1 Bayou Country Club 1,366 $82,841.0 $243,900.0
2 Blanchard 3,012 $69,500.0 $170,200.0
3 Monticello 4,721 $69,560.0 $140,100.0
4 Westminster 3,063 $75,667.0 $246,900.0
5 Presquille 1,453 $94,659.0 $227,100.0
6 Lakeshore 1,912 $45,313.0 $115,900.0
7 St. Francisville 2,311 $53,542.0 $196,100.0
8 Brusly 2,721 $74,474.0 $206,800.0
9 Choudrant 1,281 $58,309.0 $164,600.0
10 Watson 1,100 $53,950.0 $169,800.0
11 Milton 2,460 $84,183.0 $178,100.0
12 Eastwood 4,547 $65,326.0 $214,000.0
13 Addis 4,691 $68,261.0 $180,900.0
14 Grand Point 3,077 $73,500.0 $187,100.0
15 Paulina 1,157 $72,721.0 $213,200.0
16 New Llano 2,542 $47,765.0 $96,600.0
17 Mathews 2,556 $68,077.0 $183,200.0
18 Bayou Gauche 2,557 $79,886.0 $227,200.0
19 Hahnville 3,442 $72,630.0 $187,000.0
20 Albany 1,321 $46,528.0 $150,600.0
21 Abita Springs 2,487 $58,264.0 $193,800.0
22 Ama 1,361 $72,955.0 $154,000.0
23 Maurice 1,501 $73,529.0 $162,500.0
24 Woodworth 1,168 $59,464.0 $175,500.0
25 Lockport Heights 1,481 $56,417.0 $158,200.0
26 Norco 3,144 $66,763.0 $157,500.0
27 Ball 4,007 $42,539.0 $137,200.0
28 Montz 2,140 $76,328.0 $233,500.0
29 Lutcher 3,345 $49,926.0 $126,000.0
30 Stonewall 2,359 $55,000.0 $187,100.0
31 Greenwood 3,222 $58,750.0 $115,000.0
32 Start 1,101 $73,750.0 $125,900.0
33 Arabi 4,319 $44,030.0 $139,600.0
34 Livingston 1,942 $56,576.0 $149,500.0
35 Swartz 4,839 $42,083.0 $132,900.0
36 Paradis 1,616 $75,441.0 $155,500.0
37 South Vacherie 3,554 $54,231.0 $121,900.0
38 Sunset 2,955 $34,722.0 $147,600.0
39 Pierre Part 2,376 $82,646.0 $114,700.0
40 Haughton 3,436 $57,431.0 $128,500.0
41 Lafourche Crossing 2,007 $77,857.0 $209,800.0
42 Lockport 2,678 $54,583.0 $104,300.0
43 Berwick 4,741 $42,378.0 $108,700.0
44 Westlake 4,592 $53,417.0 $109,000.0
45 Rosepine 2,235 $46,319.0 $141,100.0
46 Sterlington 2,331 $40,259.0 $106,500.0
47 Paincourtville 1,070 $90,129.0 $129,700.0
48 Iota 1,780 $43,542.0 $115,200.0
49 Erwinville 2,427 $69,327.0 $167,900.0
50 Lawtell 1,951 $42,500.0 $101,300.0
51 Bourg 2,866 $61,563.0 $161,800.0
52 Erath 2,034 $37,400.0 $82,000.0
53 Sorrento 1,885 $46,667.0 $133,900.0
54 Livonia 1,428 $63,651.0 $132,200.0
55 Lakeview 1,414 $35,720.0 $107,200.0
56 Dequincy 3,145 $49,215.0 $81,000.0
57 Labadieville 2,092 $56,750.0 $135,500.0
58 New Roads 4,668 $35,117.0 $158,300.0
59 Slaughter 1,068 $62,083.0 $144,600.0
60 Gramercy 3,450 $48,871.0 $144,800.0
61 Kinder 3,011 $42,696.0 $78,800.0
62 Killian 1,209 $52,717.0 $168,600.0
63 French Settlement 1,400 $55,446.0 $153,000.0
64 Jean Lafitte 1,839 $54,896.0 $144,100.0
65 Anacoco 1,096 $61,000.0 $127,700.0
66 Vienna Bend 1,324 $32,390.0 $102,600.0
67 Clinton 1,383 $36,510.0 $142,100.0
68 Charenton 1,789 $37,470.0 $90,000.0
69 Port Barre 1,871 $23,938.0 $77,800.0
70 Vidalia 4,088 $37,951.0 $84,900.0
71 Iowa 3,218 $42,038.0 $112,400.0
72 Gueydan 1,436 $38,277.0 $78,300.0
73 Simsboro 1,094 $42,500.0 $75,900.0
74 Amite City 4,342 $44,484.0 $152,800.0
75 Reddell 1,060 $38,316.0 $113,300.0
76 Arnaudville 1,482 $36,731.0 $85,500.0
77 Kaplan 4,575 $35,677.0 $90,200.0
78 Delhi 2,910 $32,670.0 $80,200.0
79 Hackberry 1,298 $45,789.0 $123,900.0
80 Golden Meadow 1,912 $53,466.0 $90,800.0
81 Delcambre 2,022 $43,750.0 $77,900.0
82 Boutte 2,695 $36,250.0 $153,700.0
83 Benton 2,005 $34,453.0 $107,400.0
84 Pearl River 2,543 $53,359.0 $153,900.0
85 Belle Rose 1,837 $32,404.0 $135,000.0
86 Sibley 1,421 $29,118.0 $83,700.0
87 Deville 1,766 $61,635.0 $92,600.0
88 Des Allemands 1,462 $41,176.0 $115,300.0
89 Colfax 2,151 $25,321.0 $69,200.0
90 Cecilia 1,902 $51,350.0 $102,100.0
91 North Vacherie 2,135 $51,765.0 $150,000.0
92 Many 2,771 $26,458.0 $97,600.0
93 Winnfield 4,557 $21,493.0 $62,800.0
94 Vinton 3,372 $36,234.0 $85,100.0
95 Lake Providence 3,724 $18,713.0 $46,300.0
96 Dubach 1,091 $31,118.0 $107,700.0
97 Boyce 1,538 $27,917.0 $73,800.0
98 Jackson 4,984 $40,481.0 $71,700.0
99 Olla 1,570 $34,375.0 $61,300.0
100 Welsh 3,225 $32,679.0 $109,600.0

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