Grosse Tête, Louisiana

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Village of Grosse Tête
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Iberville
Elevation 16 ft (4.9 m)
Coordinates 30°24′53″N 91°26′07″W / 30.41472°N 91.43528°W / 30.41472; -91.43528Coordinates: 30°24′53″N 91°26′07″W / 30.41472°N 91.43528°W / 30.41472; -91.43528
Area 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 - land 1.2 sq mi (3 km2)
 - water 0.04 sq mi (0 km2), 3.33%
Population 670 (2000)
Density 554.4 / sq mi (214.1 / km2)
Mayor Michael D. Chauffe, Sr. (elected 2012)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 225
Location of Grosse Tête in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States

Grosse Tête is a village in Iberville Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 670 at the 2000 census. Its name is French for "Big Head."[1] Its local pronunciation is "gross tate."

Grosse Tête is part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Louisiana State Senator Robert M. Marionneaux resides on a cattle farm in Grosse Tete but practices law in Baton Rouge.[citation needed]


Grosse Tête is located at 30°24′53″N 91°26′7″W / 30.41472°N 91.43528°W / 30.41472; -91.43528 (30.414587, -91.435265).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2). 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (1.63%) is water.[citation needed]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 670 people, 261 households, and 182 families residing in the village. The population density was 554.4 inhabitants per square mile (213.8/km²). There were 294 housing units at an average density of 243.3 per square mile (93.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 55.52% White, 42.84% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.75% Asian, 0.30% from other races, and 0.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.45% of the population.[citation needed]

There were 261 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 19.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.06.[citation needed]

In the village the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 82.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $27,734, and the median income for a family was $32,188. Males had a median income of $25,417 versus $20,781 for females. The per capita income for the village was $12,840. About 16.7% of families and 23.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.5% of those under age 18 and 27.6% of those age 65 or over.

Grosse Tete has become known for the Tiger Truck Stop [1] where a live tiger is displayed in an enclosure a few hundred feet from the parking lot.


  1. ^ Hook, J. N. (10 June 2014). All Those Wonderful Names. Open Road Media. p. 252. ISBN 978-1-4976-1186-3. 
  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.