These Are The 10 Most Boring Places In Louisiana


We used data and science to identify which places in Louisiana are total snoozefests.

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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 LA are so lucky.

Just like in all U.S. States, there are definitely some boring places within Louisiana’s borders. You know the places: the ones 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 Central, for instance. In our latest analysis, we found that this city was the most boring city in all of Louisiana. But don’t feel bad if you’re a resident of Central. 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:

  1. Central
  2. Mandeville
  3. Franklin
  4. Springhill
  5. Minden
  6. Slidell
  7. Zachary
  8. Oakdale
  9. Covington
  10. Denham Springs

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.

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How we determined the boring cities in the Pelican State

To figure out how boring a place is, we rely on a complex algorithm that factors in things we generally think make people exciting, and then we figure out which cities have the least number of those exciting people. Here are some of the things people tend to think of as making a city’s population boring:

  • % of Population Over 35 (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)
  • % of Households with People Over 65 (higher is more boring)
  • Population density (lower is more boring)

Then, our algorithm generates several lists of the cities that have plenty of residents with high rankings in all of these categories. After a crunching of the numbers, a list of all of the cities magically appears listing them from most boring to most exciting.

For this list, we used every Louisiana city that qualified for our rankings based on having a population of 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.

1. Central

Boring Louisiana

Source: Public Domain

Population: 27,224
Average Age: 41.2
Married Households: 57.8%
Households With Kids: 32.9%

2. Mandeville

Boring Louisiana

Source: wikipedia

Population: 11,961
Average Age: 44.0
Married Households: 49.9%
Households With Kids: 31.9%

3. Franklin

Boring Louisiana

Source: wikipedia

Population: 7,564
Average Age: 38.9
Married Households: 38.3%
Households With Kids: 38.3%

4. Springhill

Boring Louisiana

Source: wikipedia

Population: 5,260
Average Age: 41.0
Married Households: 37.8%
Households With Kids: 25.3%

5. Minden

Boring Louisiana

Source: wikipedia

Population: 13,035
Average Age: 38.7
Married Households: 36.4%
Households With Kids: 34.6%

6. Slidell

Boring Louisiana

Source: wikipedia

Population: 27,257
Average Age: 39.0
Married Households: 48.2%
Households With Kids: 32.4%

7. Zachary

Boring Louisiana

Source: wikipedia

Population: 15,256
Average Age: 33.7
Married Households: 50.8%
Households With Kids: 47.3%

8. Oakdale

Boring Louisiana

Source: Public Domain

Population: 7,742
Average Age: 39.5
Married Households: 33.6%
Households With Kids: 33.8%

9. Covington

Boring Louisiana

Source: wikipedia

Population: 8,981
Average Age: 40.6
Married Households: 39.9%
Households With Kids: 25.6%

10. Denham Springs

Boring Louisiana

Source: wikipedia

Population: 10,192
Average Age: 38.2
Married Households: 46.4%
Households With Kids: 31.3%

Now That You’re Asleep

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

Just not these places.

Detailed List Of Boring Cities In Louisiana

City Rank Population Average Age Married Households Households With Kids
Central 1 27,224 41.2 57.8% 32.9%
Mandeville 2 11,961 44.0 49.9% 31.9%
Franklin 3 7,564 38.9 38.3% 38.3%
Springhill 4 5,260 41.0 37.8% 25.3%
Minden 5 13,035 38.7 36.4% 34.6%
Slidell 6 27,257 39.0 48.2% 32.4%
Zachary 7 15,256 33.7 50.8% 47.3%
Oakdale 8 7,742 39.5 33.6% 33.8%
Covington 9 8,981 40.6 39.9% 25.6%
Denham Springs 10 10,192 38.2 46.4% 31.3%
Harahan 11 9,294 46.1 45.5% 25.0%
Bogalusa 12 12,186 38.5 36.3% 33.6%
Youngsville 13 8,695 34.0 62.6% 51.6%
Scott 14 8,659 38.0 51.7% 31.1%
Jennings 15 10,311 34.1 39.8% 35.9%
Rayne 16 7,978 39.5 38.9% 31.6%
Sulphur 17 20,279 35.7 50.2% 37.2%
St. Gabriel 18 6,721 38.9 27.1% 35.1%
Broussard 19 8,559 33.3 49.4% 39.1%
Ville Platte 20 7,394 36.3 37.0% 34.1%
Gonzales 21 9,978 36.8 40.8% 35.2%
Morgan City 22 12,246 38.8 42.9% 30.8%
Walker 23 6,152 33.4 46.9% 38.2%
Marksville 24 5,663 36.1 32.8% 33.1%
Kenner 25 66,820 38.6 46.6% 31.0%
St. Martinville 26 6,128 42.5 30.2% 31.0%
Ponchatoula 27 6,671 31.5 42.6% 43.2%
Baker 28 13,869 34.5 39.2% 35.9%
Westwego 29 8,561 42.7 38.7% 28.5%
Carencro 30 7,885 35.1 41.9% 35.6%
DeRidder 31 10,690 32.9 45.3% 37.9%
Port Allen 32 5,148 40.3 40.2% 28.9%
New Iberia 33 30,752 35.8 40.9% 34.6%
Mansfield 34 5,030 36.1 31.9% 35.4%
Bastrop 35 11,216 35.8 30.5% 35.4%
Crowley 36 13,249 34.2 37.9% 39.0%
Houma 37 33,788 35.3 43.6% 33.9%
Breaux Bridge 38 8,202 30.4 39.2% 44.3%
Jeanerette 39 5,546 32.9 35.6% 44.5%
Alexandria 40 47,938 35.3 32.1% 33.0%
Pineville 41 14,498 35.7 36.0% 32.0%
Eunice 42 10,359 36.1 37.4% 28.4%
Gretna 43 17,757 36.5 34.8% 32.6%
Donaldsonville 44 7,476 33.4 33.6% 43.7%
Opelousas 45 16,679 32.6 30.8% 38.6%
Patterson 46 6,083 33.1 43.2% 41.0%
Plaquemine 47 7,094 34.5 37.1% 33.9%
Bossier City 48 63,606 32.9 44.6% 35.2%
Lake Charles 49 72,826 35.1 37.0% 30.8%
Abbeville 50 12,293 32.4 43.2% 37.8%
West Monroe 51 13,093 33.9 39.0% 29.5%
Leesville 52 6,646 31.8 40.9% 32.4%
Natchitoches 53 18,336 28.7 30.9% 32.6%
Shreveport 54 200,715 34.6 35.5% 30.8%
Thibodaux 55 14,576 33.8 36.3% 28.9%
Lafayette 56 122,009 34.2 39.0% 28.3%
New Orleans 57 357,013 35.0 31.1% 26.9%
Monroe 58 49,398 31.2 28.5% 32.7%
Tallulah 59 7,299 31.8 27.1% 32.5%
Hammond 60 20,107 28.8 31.1% 29.4%
Ruston 61 22,033 24.1 29.2% 28.2%
Baton Rouge 62 229,400 30.6 30.6% 27.5%

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5 thoughts on “These Are The 10 Most Boring Places In Louisiana

  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…..

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