French Settlement, Louisiana

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Coordinates: 30°18′16″N 90°48′56″W / 30.30444°N 90.81556°W / 30.30444; -90.81556
Village of French Settlement
Village
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Livingston
Elevation 13 ft (4 m)
Coordinates 30°18′16″N 90°48′56″W / 30.30444°N 90.81556°W / 30.30444; -90.81556
Area 2.7 sq mi (7 km2)
 - land 2.7 sq mi (7 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 945 (2000)
Density 349.0 / sq mi (134.7 / km2)
Incorporated June 13, 1965
Mayor Toni Guitrau
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 70733
Area code 225
Location of French Settlement in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Website: http://frenchsettlement-la.gov/

French Settlement (historically French: La Côte-Française[1]) is a village in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 945 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

French Settlement was settled in 1800 via the Amite River by French, German and Italian immigrants. The area was a thriving center of commerce, including cypress sawmills, animal trappers, shingle-making, farms, and a steamboat port.[2]

Geography[edit]

French Settlement is located at 30°18′16″N 90°47′56″W / 30.30444°N 90.79889°W / 30.30444; -90.79889 (30.304395, -90.798881).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2). 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2) of it is land and 0.37% is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 945 people, 359 households, and 276 families residing in the village. The population density was 349.0 inhabitants per square mile (134.6/km²). There were 436 housing units at an average density of 161.0 per square mile (62.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.26% White, 0.21% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.90% of the population.

There were 359 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.2% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.1% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the village the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $38,563, and the median income for a family was $41,518. Males had a median income of $36,875 versus $18,500 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,660. About 5.6% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.9% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

French Settlement is within the Livingston Parish Public Schools system.

French Settlement is served by French Settlement Elementary School and French Settlement High School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.thecajuns.com/oldnew.htm
  2. ^ Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. "French Settlement Historical Marker". 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.