Lawtell, Louisiana

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Lawtell, Louisiana
Unincorporated community
Lawtell, Louisiana is located in Louisiana
Lawtell, Louisiana
Lawtell, Louisiana
Lawtell, Louisiana is located in the US
Lawtell, Louisiana
Lawtell, Louisiana
Coordinates: 30°31′07″N 92°11′05″W / 30.51861°N 92.18472°W / 30.51861; -92.18472Coordinates: 30°31′07″N 92°11′05″W / 30.51861°N 92.18472°W / 30.51861; -92.18472
CountryUnited States
ParishSt. Landry
 • Total4.145 sq mi (10.74 km2)
 • Land4.145 sq mi (10.74 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation59 ft (18 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total1,198
 • Density290/sq mi (110/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)337
GNIS feature ID1627458[2]

Lawtell is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, United States. The name is a portmanteau of the names of its two founders: Lawler and Littell.[3]

State Representative Dustin Miller is a native of and a businessman in Lawtell.[4]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the community has an area of 4.145 square miles (10.74 km2), all land.[1] U.S. Route 190 passes through the community.


As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,198 people residing in the CDP. The racial makeup of the CDP was 49.6% Black, 45.1% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 1.2% from some other race and 1.4% from two or more races. 2.4% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.


  1. ^ a b c "2010 Census Gazetteer Files - Places: Louisiana". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 14, 2017.
  2. ^ "Lawtell". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ D'Artois Leeper, Clare (2012). Louisiana Place Names: Popular, Unusual, and Forgotten Stories of Towns, Cities, Plantations, Bayous, and Even Some Cemeteries. LSU Press. ISBN 9780807147382.
  4. ^ Cheryl Devall (April 12, 2015). "Dustin Miller makes it four candidates for District 40". The Opelousas Daily World. Retrieved April 2, 2016.