Anacoco, Louisiana

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Anacoco, Louisiana
Village
Location of Anacoco in Vernon Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Anacoco in Vernon Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Coordinates: 31°15′10″N 93°20′38″W / 31.25278°N 93.34389°W / 31.25278; -93.34389Coordinates: 31°15′10″N 93°20′38″W / 31.25278°N 93.34389°W / 31.25278; -93.34389
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Vernon
Incorporated 1979
Government
Area[1]
 • Total 3.09 sq mi (8.00 km2)
 • Land 3.08 sq mi (7.98 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation 335 ft (102 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 869
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 841
 • Density 272.79/sq mi (105.33/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 337
FIPS code 22-01920

Anacoco is a village in Vernon Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 866 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Fort Polk South Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Anacoco was named after Bayou Anacoco and the Anacoco Prairie, all of the names most likely being ultimately derived from the Spanish "Llano Cuco" (Raincrow Plain). The French rendered this as "l'Anacoco," mistaking the initial letter as the French definite article, which English-speakers subsequently dropped as unnecessary.[3]

Geography[edit]

Anacoco is located at 31°15′10″N 93°20′38″W / 31.25278°N 93.34389°W / 31.25278; -93.34389 (31.252671, -93.343801).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2), all land.

Climate[edit]

This climatic region is typified by hot, humid summers and mild winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Anacoco has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[5]

Climate data for Anacoco, Louisiana
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 14
(57)
16
(61)
21
(69)
24
(76)
29
(84)
32
(89)
34
(93)
34
(93)
31
(87)
26
(78)
20
(68)
16
(60)
24
(76)
Average low °C (°F) 2
(36)
4
(39)
8
(46)
12
(53)
16
(61)
20
(68)
22
(71)
21
(70)
18
(65)
12
(54)
7
(45)
3
(38)
12
(54)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 135
(5.3)
117
(4.6)
124
(4.9)
91
(3.6)
122
(4.8)
142
(5.6)
91
(3.6)
86
(3.4)
91
(3.6)
112
(4.4)
140
(5.5)
142
(5.6)
1,400
(55)
Source: Weatherbase [6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 820
1990 823 0.4%
2000 866 5.2%
2010 869 0.3%
Est. 2016 841 [2] −3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 866 people, 346 households, and 255 families residing in the village. The population density was 280.5 inhabitants per square mile (108.2/km²). There were 376 housing units at an average density of 121.8 per square mile (47.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 93.65% White, 0.12% African American, 1.62% Native American, 1.04% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.92% from other races, and 2.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.42% of the population.

There were 346 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.0% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the village, the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $37,303, and the median income for a family was $41,875. Males had a median income of $37,500 versus $23,125 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,300. About 9.2% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.8% of those under age 18 and 14.4% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 2, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ Leeper, Clare D'Artois (19 October 2012). Louisiana Place Names: Popular, Unusual, and Forgotten Stories of Towns, Cities, Plantations, Bayous, and Even Some Cemeteries. LSU Press. p. 17. ISBN 978-0-8071-4740-5. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Anacoco, Louisiana
  6. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on October 8, 2013.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.