Fenton, Louisiana

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Coordinates: 30°21′51″N 92°55′03″W / 30.36417°N 92.91750°W / 30.36417; -92.91750
Village of Fenton
Village
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Jefferson Davis
Elevation 33 ft (10.1 m)
Coordinates 30°21′51″N 92°55′03″W / 30.36417°N 92.91750°W / 30.36417; -92.91750
Area 0.4 sq mi (1 km2)
 - land 0.4 sq mi (1 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 380 (2000)
Density 921.6 / sq mi (355.8 / km2)
Mayor Eddie Alfred (D)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 337
Location of Fenton in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States

Fenton is a village in Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 380 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Jennings Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Thomas A. "Tom" Greene, a former state senator from Iberville Parish, graduated in 1966 from Fenton High School.[1]

Geography[edit]

Fenton is located at 30°21′51″N 92°55′3″W / 30.36417°N 92.91750°W / 30.36417; -92.91750 (30.364271, -92.917514).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 380 people, 141 households, and 101 families residing in the village. The population density was 921.6 inhabitants per square mile (357.9/km²). There were 153 housing units at an average density of 371.1 per square mile (144.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 45.26% White, 52.37% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.53% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.11% of the population.

There were 141 households out of which 41.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 17.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the village the population was spread out with 32.9% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $21,125, and the median income for a family was $25,625. Males had a median income of $25,417 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $9,958. About 29.1% of families and 33.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 45.1% of those under age 18 and 19.4% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senate District 17". enlou.com. Retrieved November 1, 2009. [dead link]
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.