Luling, Louisiana

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Coordinates: 29°54′48″N 90°21′50″W / 29.91333°N 90.36389°W / 29.91333; -90.36389
Luling
Census-designated place
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish St. Charles
Elevation 7 ft (2.1 m)
Coordinates 29°54′48″N 90°21′50″W / 29.91333°N 90.36389°W / 29.91333; -90.36389
Area 19.5 sq mi (50.5 km2)
 - land 18.5 sq mi (48 km2)
 - water 1.1 sq mi (3 km2), 5.64%
Population 11,512 (2000)
Density 622.7 / sq mi (240.4 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 70070
Area code 985
Location of Luling in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States

Luling is a census-designated place (CDP) in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 11,512 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Luling is located at 29°54′48″N 90°21′50″W / 29.91333°N 90.36389°W / 29.91333; -90.36389 (29.913260, -90.364008)[1] and has an elevation of 7 feet (2.1 m)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 19.5 square miles (51 km2), of which, 18.5 square miles (48 km2) of it is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) of it (5.42%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 11,512 people, 3,899 households, and 3,224 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 622.7 people per square mile (240.4/km²). There were 4,101 housing units at an average density of 221.8 per square mile (85.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 81.98% White, 15.50% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.63% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.69% of the population.

There were 3,899 households out of which 44.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.6% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.3% were non-families. 14.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $56,114, and the median income for a family was $60,625. Males had a median income of $47,862 versus $26,869 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $20,439. About 7.0% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 12.4% of those age 65 or over.

Subdivisions[edit]

Luling is made up of many subdivisions and Luling surrounds Boutte from the north and east. Some of the subdivisions include:

  • Ashton Plantation
  • Willowdale
  • Lone Star
  • Lagatutta Estates
  • Mimosa Park
  • Lakewood West
  • Davis Plantation
  • Old Luling
  • Willowridge
  • Coronado Park

George Prince tragedy[edit]

Before the Destrehan-Luling Bridge was completed in 1983, connecting the communities of Destrehan and Luling, automobile ferries connected the towns. On October 20, 1976, one of these ferries, the George Prince was struck by a tanker and capsized as it crossed the Mississippi River. Seventy-eight passengers and crew died.

Events and Traditions[edit]

Since 1978, Luling has held an annual Krewe of Lul parade on the weekend before Mardi Gras.[4]

The Rotary Club of St. Charles Parish, Louisiana has held an annual Alligator Festival every September since 1980.[5]

The United Way of St. Charles s hosts an annual 5K/10K race over the Hale Boggs Mississippi River Bridge each Spring. This year's event will be held on March 31, 2012. United Way also holds their annual "Battle For The Paddle", a jambalaya & gumbo cook-off, in the Fall.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Krewe of Lul celebrates 25 year anniversary". St. Charles Herald-Guide. Retrieved 2007-02-23. 
  5. ^ "Alligator Festival". Archived from the original on 2007-05-27. Retrieved 2007-02-23.