Powhatan, Louisiana

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Coordinates: 31°52′26″N 93°12′00″W / 31.87389°N 93.20000°W / 31.87389; -93.20000
Village of Powhatan
Village
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Natchitoches
Elevation 121 ft (36.9 m)
Coordinates 31°52′26″N 93°12′00″W / 31.87389°N 93.20000°W / 31.87389; -93.20000
Area 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 - land 0.5 sq mi (1 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 141 (2000)
Density 258.8 / sq mi (99.9 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 318
Location of Powhatan in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States

Powhatan is a village in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 141 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Natchitoches Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Powhatan is located at 31°52′26″N 93°12′0″W / 31.87389°N 93.20000°W / 31.87389; -93.20000 (31.874012, -93.200083).[1] It is about ten miles west of the city of Natchitoches, along the Red River

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 141 people, 55 households, and 36 families residing in the village. The population density was 258.8 inhabitants per square mile (100.8/km²). There were 81 housing units at an average density of 148.7 per square mile (57.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 14.89% White, 78.72% African American, 0.71% Asian, 0.71% from other races, and 4.96% from two or more races.

There were 55 households out of which 18.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.9% were married couples living together, 25.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.8% 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 3.36.

In the village the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 14.2% from 18 to 24, 14.2% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $16,667, and the median income for a family was $17,250. Males had a median income of $12,500 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $9,488. There were 29.7% of families and 40.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including 64.0% of under eighteens and 17.4% of those over 64.

Climate[edit]

Climate is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfa". (Humid Subtropical Climate).[3]

Climate data for Powhatan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 61
(16)
64
(18)
71
(22)
77
(25)
84
(29)
89
(32)
91
(33)
91
(33)
87
(31)
80
(27)
71
(22)
63
(17)
77.4
(25.4)
Average low °C (°F) 41
(5)
44
(7)
51
(11)
57
(14)
66
(19)
72
(22)
74
(23)
74
(23)
69
(21)
59
(15)
50
(10)
43
(6)
58.3
(14.7)
Precipitation mm (inches) 5.5
(140)
3.3
(84)
3.5
(89)
3.6
(91)
6.1
(155)
6.1
(155)
5.1
(130)
4.8
(122)
6.0
(152)
3.9
(99)
4.6
(117)
4.6
(117)
57.2
(1,453)
Source: Weatherbase [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Climate Summary for closest city on record
  4. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on May 30, 2013.