The 10 Best Small Towns In Louisiana For 2022


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 15, here's a look at the 10 Best Small Towns To Live in Louisiana for 2022.

The 10 Best Small Towns To Live In Louisiana For 2022

  1. Bayou Country Club
  2. Paulina
  3. Lafourche Crossing
  4. Blanchard
  5. Milton
  6. Benton
  7. Gramercy
  8. Choudrant
  9. Bourg
  10. Brusly

What's the best small town in Louisiana? Bayou Country Club is the best small town in Louisiana based on the most recent Census data. 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:

The 15 Best Small Towns In Louisiana For 2022

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 1,363
Median Income: $89,555 (9th Best)
Median Home Value: $254,300 (6th Best)
More on Bayou Country Club: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 1,761
Median Income: $135,625 (1st Best)
Median Home Value: $319,100 (1st Best)
More on Paulina: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 1,982
Median Income: $101,786 (4th Best)
Median Home Value: $253,600 (7th Best)
More on Lafourche Crossing: Data | Homes For Sale

Blanchard, LA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 3,137
Median Income: $80,972 (14th Best)
Median Home Value: $168,100 (34th Best)
More on Blanchard: PhotosData | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 2,068
Median Income: $93,167 (7th Best)
Median Home Value: $229,600 (10th Best)
More on Milton: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 2,124
Median Income: $64,720 (26th Best)
Median Home Value: $149,200 (54th Best)
More on Benton: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 3,249
Median Income: $65,625 (24th Best)
Median Home Value: $163,300 (38th Best)
More on Gramercy: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 1,458
Median Income: $53,654 (45th Best)
Median Home Value: $207,000 (14th Best)
More on Choudrant: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 2,535
Median Income: $76,962 (16th Best)
Median Home Value: $164,100 (37th Best)
More on Bourg: Data | Homes For Sale

Brusly, LA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 2,690
Median Income: $69,327 (21st Best)
Median Home Value: $205,300 (17th Best)
More on Brusly: PhotosData | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 4,926
Median Income: $59,063 (33rd Best)
Median Home Value: $155,200 (48th Best)
More on Monticello: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 1,225
Median Income: $123,162 (2nd Best)
Median Home Value: $191,900 (20th Best)
More on Watson: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 1,830
Median Income: $58,929 (34th Best)
Median Home Value: $201,900 (18th Best)
More on Mathews: Data | Homes For Sale

Greenwood, LA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 3,155
Median Income: $55,034 (44th Best)
Median Home Value: $187,100 (24th Best)
More on Greenwood: PhotosData | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 2,993
Median Income: $68,048 (23rd Best)
Median Home Value: $166,000 (36th Best)
More on Norco: Data | Homes For Sale

Methodology: 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 2016-2020 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 - 162 to be exact.

We then ranked each place in each category with scores from 1 to 162, averaged them out, and the lowest scores went to our Best Small Towns in Louisiana. Top of that list -- Bayou Country Club. You can download the data here.

Keep reading to find out more about our top 15 best small towns in Louisiana.

Summary: 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 15 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. Vivian
  2. Merryville
  3. Ringgold

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, LA 1,363 $89,555.0 $254,300.0
2 Paulina, LA 1,761 $135,625.0 $319,100.0
3 Lafourche Crossing, LA 1,982 $101,786.0 $253,600.0
4 Blanchard, LA 3,137 $80,972.0 $168,100.0
5 Milton, LA 2,068 $93,167.0 $229,600.0
6 Benton, LA 2,124 $64,720.0 $149,200.0
7 Gramercy, LA 3,249 $65,625.0 $163,300.0
8 Choudrant, LA 1,458 $53,654.0 $207,000.0
9 Bourg, LA 2,535 $76,962.0 $164,100.0
10 Brusly, LA 2,690 $69,327.0 $205,300.0
11 Monticello, LA 4,926 $59,063.0 $155,200.0
12 Watson, LA 1,225 $123,162.0 $191,900.0
13 Mathews, LA 1,830 $58,929.0 $201,900.0
14 Greenwood, LA 3,155 $55,034.0 $187,100.0
15 Norco, LA 2,993 $68,048.0 $166,000.0
16 Ball, LA 3,972 $62,420.0 $158,600.0
17 Maurice, LA 2,186 $55,673.0 $197,100.0
18 Port Allen, LA 4,883 $55,219.0 $139,800.0
19 Bayou Gauche, LA 1,703 $97,043.0 $283,200.0
20 Eastwood, LA 3,866 $48,793.0 $216,000.0
21 Grand Point, LA 2,798 $88,542.0 $243,400.0
22 Stonewall, LA 2,376 $71,354.0 $206,200.0
23 Hackberry, LA 1,315 $47,969.0 $162,600.0
24 Madisonville, LA 1,263 $109,688.0 $296,300.0
25 Hahnville, LA 3,609 $64,883.0 $184,200.0
26 Dequincy, LA 3,087 $71,320.0 $163,300.0
27 Lakeshore, LA 2,800 $34,110.0 $125,200.0
28 Abita Springs, LA 2,571 $70,788.0 $190,800.0
29 Westminster, LA 2,713 $85,383.0 $191,400.0
30 Woodworth, LA 2,019 $90,833.0 $218,200.0
31 Montz, LA 2,037 $97,250.0 $260,200.0
32 Catahoula, LA 1,170 $62,328.0 $119,700.0
33 Haughton, LA 3,292 $48,854.0 $152,800.0
34 Iowa, LA 3,209 $51,506.0 $176,800.0
35 Livingston, LA 1,880 $63,438.0 $178,800.0
36 Lutcher, LA 3,229 $46,630.0 $152,300.0
37 South Vacherie, LA 3,240 $60,919.0 $152,100.0
38 Forest Hill, LA 1,143 $43,770.0 $268,000.0
39 Lockport Heights, LA 1,706 $84,524.0 $177,000.0
40 New Llano, LA 2,777 $42,738.0 $115,700.0
41 Westlake, LA 4,788 $55,963.0 $107,400.0
42 Clinton, LA 1,663 $49,722.0 $187,500.0
43 Sorrento, LA 1,567 $70,333.0 $173,100.0
44 Bayou Vista, LA 4,346 $37,581.0 $106,900.0
45 Vinton, LA 3,296 $45,057.0 $94,900.0
46 Erath, LA 2,286 $37,198.0 $114,400.0
47 Lakeview, LA 1,196 $37,500.0 $120,900.0
48 Belle Rose, LA 2,052 $42,371.0 $186,900.0
49 Paincourtville, LA 1,446 $63,889.0 $120,000.0
50 Arabi, LA 4,207 $48,621.0 $167,600.0
51 Sunset, LA 2,923 $37,398.0 $171,300.0
52 St. Francisville, LA 1,891 $35,857.0 $219,400.0
53 Garyville, LA 1,966 $44,965.0 $154,600.0
54 Lockport, LA 3,252 $44,167.0 $113,200.0
55 Sibley, LA 1,521 $34,219.0 $82,000.0
56 Livonia, LA 1,304 $49,583.0 $139,400.0
57 Cecilia, LA 1,323 $51,378.0 $125,400.0
58 Boutte, LA 2,944 $68,558.0 $231,300.0
59 Labadieville, LA 1,302 $57,045.0 $119,400.0
60 Barataria, LA 1,027 $49,648.0 $157,100.0
61 Ossun, LA 2,238 $51,736.0 $94,200.0
62 Paradis, LA 1,508 $52,131.0 $160,400.0
63 Elton, LA 1,322 $56,750.0 $83,100.0
64 Arcadia, LA 2,738 $32,758.0 $66,100.0
65 Ferriday, LA 3,247 $27,166.0 $69,200.0
66 Rosepine, LA 1,776 $49,901.0 $131,000.0
67 Welsh, LA 3,209 $44,911.0 $147,900.0
68 New Roads, LA 4,500 $37,313.0 $133,000.0
69 Leonville, LA 2,127 $45,179.0 $114,400.0
70 Sterlington, LA 2,753 $52,174.0 $127,200.0
71 Berwick, LA 4,478 $39,871.0 $138,700.0
72 Vidalia, LA 3,854 $40,390.0 $110,700.0
73 Bawcomville, LA 2,150 $33,365.0 $49,400.0
74 Jena, LA 3,400 $58,267.0 $146,800.0
75 Morse, LA 1,239 $82,609.0 $73,000.0
76 Lake Providence, LA 2,586 $18,941.0 $42,900.0
77 Golden Meadow, LA 1,918 $52,563.0 $106,600.0
78 Franklinton, LA 3,709 $28,420.0 $134,100.0
79 Winnsboro, LA 4,597 $19,675.0 $83,700.0
80 Kinder, LA 2,609 $62,639.0 $128,800.0
81 Cottonport, LA 1,792 $22,500.0 $93,100.0
82 Ama, LA 1,052 $45,000.0 $133,900.0
83 Pierre Part, LA 1,815 $37,319.0 $131,200.0
84 Boyce, LA 1,236 $24,853.0 $53,500.0
85 Wallace, LA 1,240 $77,656.0 $206,400.0
86 Delcambre, LA 2,079 $41,471.0 $87,300.0
87 Baldwin, LA 1,876 $28,689.0 $107,400.0
88 Winnfield, LA 4,418 $31,458.0 $67,000.0
89 Farmerville, LA 3,679 $31,988.0 $105,400.0
90 Avondale, LA 4,889 $49,773.0 $98,100.0
91 Bunkie, LA 3,903 $24,129.0 $83,600.0
92 Edgard, LA 1,788 $39,125.0 $161,600.0
93 Oak Grove, LA 1,733 $25,290.0 $74,200.0
94 Delhi, LA 2,809 $24,957.0 $112,100.0
95 Gueydan, LA 1,184 $32,639.0 $90,000.0
96 Des Allemands, LA 1,976 $55,613.0 $102,000.0
97 Jean Lafitte, LA 2,329 $52,083.0 $175,300.0
98 Moreauville, LA 1,130 $32,917.0 $125,500.0
99 Jonesville, LA 1,377 $30,536.0 $78,800.0
100 Kaplan, LA 4,463 $32,045.0 $77,300.0

This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. This is our ninth time ranking the best small places to live in Louisiana.

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

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