The 10 Most Boring Places In Louisiana For 2023

The most boring places in Louisiana are Youngsville and Zachary for 2023 based on Saturday Night Science.

There’s no denying it: there are plenty of places in Louisiana that are downright beautiful and full of excitement.

Unfortunately, not all towns and cities in Pelican State are so lucky.

Just like in all U.S. States, there are definitely some boring places within Louisiana’s’ borders. You know the places where everyone has an AARP card and the most exciting thing they do all day is post a picture of their grandchild on Facebook.

Like Youngsville, for instance. In our latest analysis, we found that this city was the most boring city in all of Oklahoma according to Saturday Night Science. But don’t feel bad if you’re a resident of Youngsville. There are plenty of other boring, lackluster places in Louisiana as well.

Here they are. Try not to jump out of your seat with excitement.

Don’t freak out, in fact, believe it not, a boring city is actually one a lot of people would like to call home.

Before you get all upset if your city’s name is on the list, rest assured that we didn’t use personal opinion when it comes to what classifies a city or town as “boring” or “exciting”. We crunched actual numbers to figure out which towns are statistically more boring.

Showing this data to you is the kind of thing that a real estate agent knows, but would never share.

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Table Of Contents: Top Ten | Methodology | Summary | Table

The 10 Most Boring Places In Louisiana For 2023

Youngsville, LA

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Overall SnackAbility

Population: 15,167
Average Age: 32.7
% Married: 54.0%
More on Youngsville:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Zachary, LA

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Overall SnackAbility

Population: 19,278
Average Age: 34.0
% Married: 46.0%
More on Zachary:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Broussard, LA

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Overall SnackAbility

Population: 12,960
Average Age: 33.0
% Married: 40.0%
More on Broussard:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Overall SnackAbility

Population: 6,503
Average Age: 30.2
% Married: 46.0%
More on Addis:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Donaldsonville, LA

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Overall SnackAbility

Population: 6,834
Average Age: 29.4
% Married: 29.0%
More on Donaldsonville:  Cost Of Living

Carencro, LA

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Overall SnackAbility

Population: 9,531
Average Age: 32.9
% Married: 35.0%
More on Carencro:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Jennings, LA

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Overall SnackAbility

Population: 9,836
Average Age: 36.5
% Married: 36.0%
More on Jennings:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Central, LA

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Overall SnackAbility

Population: 29,746
Average Age: 38.5
% Married: 43.0%
More on Central:  Cost Of Living

Bastrop, LA

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Overall SnackAbility

Population: 9,879
Average Age: 32.8
% Married: 22.0%
More on Bastrop:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Pineville, LA

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Overall SnackAbility

Population: 14,653
Average Age: 34.8
% Married: 24.0%
More on Pineville:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Methodology: How we determined the boring cities in the Pelican State

You would present the following case to your friends if you were argueing with them at a bar about the most boring place to live in Louisiana. And that’s why we call it Saturday Night Science.

Because our data speaks more truth than feelings.

To figure out how boring a place is, we factored in things we generally think make people exciting, and then we figure out which cities have the least number of those exciting people.

We used the U.S. American Community Census data to gather the information presented here. HSome of the things people tend to think of as making a city’s population boring include:

  • % of Population Over 25 (higher is more boring)
  • % of Married Household (higher is more boring)
  • Average Age (higher is more boring)
  • % of Households With Kids (higher is more boring)
  • Population density (lower is more boring)

Then, our algorithm generates a ranking for each place in these categories. After crunching the numbers, all of the cities ranked from most boring to most exciting.

For this ranking, we used every Louisiana city with at least 5,000 residents. This keeps us from prejudicing our rankings by including very small pockets of retired people.

Grab your rocker and hold on.

We updated this article for 2023, and it’s our tenth time ranking the most boring cities in Louisiana.

There You Have It – Now That You’re Asleep

On a ranking like this, there are usually no winners, but since Louisiana isn’t necessarily the most boring state in the United States, the cities on this ranking can at least take solace that there are, in fact, more boring cities in the country.

If you’re also curious enough, here are the most exciting places in Louisiana, according to science:

  1. Gretna
  2. Westwego
  3. Harahan

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Detailed List Of The Most Boring Cities In Louisiana For 2023

Rank City Population Average Age
1 Youngsville, LA 15,167 32.7
2 Zachary, LA 19,278 34.0
3 Broussard, LA 12,960 33.0
4 Addis, LA 6,503 30.2
5 Donaldsonville, LA 6,834 29.4
6 Carencro, LA 9,531 32.9
7 Jennings, LA 9,836 36.5
8 Central, LA 29,746 38.5
9 Bastrop, LA 9,879 32.8
10 Pineville, LA 14,653 34.8
11 Grambling, LA 5,127 22.6
12 Walker, LA 6,322 35.7
13 Patterson, LA 5,928 33.5
14 Rayne, LA 7,332 34.3
15 Natchitoches, LA 18,105 25.9
16 Eunice, LA 9,589 34.7
17 Hammond, LA 19,374 27.4
18 Covington, LA 11,155 38.1
19 New Iberia, LA 28,844 34.4
20 Opelousas, LA 15,884 34.5
21 Baker, LA 12,736 33.5
22 Ruston, LA 22,286 24.1
23 Plaquemine, LA 6,187 39.8
24 Breaux Bridge, LA 7,711 40.8
25 Thibodaux, LA 15,242 33.9
26 Houma, LA 33,461 36.3
27 Bogalusa, LA 10,921 37.6
28 St. Gabriel, LA 7,046 34.8
29 Monroe, LA 48,105 34.3
30 Franklin, LA 6,811 38.0
31 Crowley, LA 11,916 37.0
32 Abbeville, LA 11,313 35.1
33 Slidell, LA 28,537 38.0
34 Minden, LA 12,145 39.0
35 Scott, LA 8,200 44.2
36 Leesville, LA 5,666 34.4
37 Lake Charles, LA 83,444 35.6
38 Baton Rouge, LA 225,539 32.1
39 Marksville, LA 5,118 40.2
40 Gonzales, LA 12,080 39.4
41 Ville Platte, LA 6,488 37.3
42 Denham Springs, LA 9,389 36.4
43 Tallulah, LA 6,357 33.6
44 Alexandria, LA 45,736 37.3
45 Deridder, LA 10,060 36.8
46 Shreveport, LA 189,374 36.4
47 Mandeville, LA 12,985 45.1
48 Sulphur, LA 21,490 38.6
49 Lafayette, LA 122,469 36.3
50 Ponchatoula, LA 7,729 44.3
51 West Monroe, LA 13,103 38.9
52 Kenner, LA 66,411 37.8
53 Oakdale, LA 7,092 44.5
54 St. Martinville, LA 5,602 42.4
55 New Orleans, LA 383,974 37.7
56 Harahan, LA 9,137 47.3
57 Westwego, LA 8,538 43.3
58 Gretna, LA 17,836 40.2
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.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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11 thoughts on “The 10 Most Boring Places In Louisiana For 2023

  1. The author of this article assumes that older age equals boring and that children are a great source of entertainment. My definition for boring is uninteresting. I have met some older people who are much more interesting than some younger people and I do not find that to be a general rule in life. I suspect that the author is young and has not spent much time around older people. Boring might be uneducated, melancholy, unsociable, unresourceful or no activity but it has little to do with age in my opinion.

  2. I myself like “boring” places because of the peace and quiet and would love to live in a “boring” town! I guess I’m “boring”.

  3. I grew up in Central and can assure you it really is boring. It’s all church or church related activities at the snobbiest, ultra religious and uber hypocritical churches in the state. Or it’s Central High or Central Private football, which include lots of after game drinking by the players, cheerleaders and rich kids. These are rarely busted by the police. There are a few parades each year. That’s about it. Though Ms. V’s snowball stand holds the title of the best snowballs in the nation.

  4. Places like Mandeville and Denham Springs are entertainment mecca compared to where I live (Pineville) or how about Winnsboro or Jonesboro? Those towns have no bars, nothing but fast food, no clubs- zero adult entertainment! But there’s a church on most every block- if that gets your heart pumping…..

  5. I am in Alexandria, and I go EVERYWHERE with my dad; in LA, of course, and I have to say, Alexandria is more boring than these places… AL is just so… Dystopian.

  6. As for me, I go to just about everyplace in LA with my dad, and I have to say. I live in Alexandria, and it’s much more boring than those places because there are hotels everywhere, but no attractions. And, given that, THOSE places are much more interesting than that of Alexandria. AL is so… dystopian. Go downtown and you will find some futureless drughead any 3 blocks you move. And, No one else is as happy as my family. They all seem like they want to kill on sight. No KID is interesting because they ALL are o their phones AT ALL TIMES! And I talk too much sorry.

  7. I agree, Alexandria is so annoyingly mundane. There’s literally nothing to do for someone my age and my peers. I definitely will not be staying down here for college. And locals wonder why you people leave all the time.

  8. ….no SHEEET…allllla these places are BEYOND ‘boring’/mundane…as a person who has lived ALL over the US,& was ‘sentenced’to a year in Denham, may I reiterate that it is,indeed, BEYOND ‘boring’, except if you crave fatty fast-food ‘restaurants’, the ‘high culture’ of a Wal-Mart, and nothing else beyond that…NEVER again…!

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