Lafayette County Courthouse in Lewisville
Location in Lafayette County and the state of Arkansas
|• Total||2.2 sq mi (5.7 km2)|
|• Land||2.2 sq mi (5.7 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||292 ft (89 m)|
|• Density||584.1/sq mi (225.4/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0077484|
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,285 people, 518 households, and 349 families residing in the town. The population density was 583.7 people per square mile (225.5/km²). There were 577 housing units at an average density of 262.1/sq mi (101.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 49.34% White, 49.34% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.70% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. 2.10% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 518 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $26,719, and the median income for a family was $34,712. Males had a median income of $24,408 versus $16,850 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,733. About 17.2% of families and 21.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.3% of those under age 18 and 16.1% of those age 65 or over.
Public education for elementary and secondary students is provided by the Lafayette County School District.
- W. W. Carloss, member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, 1874-1878; fought in Siege of Port Hudson, 1863; lived in Lafayette County after 1878
- Charles McClendon, former LSU football coach