Bonita, Louisiana

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Bonita, Louisiana
Village
Location of Bonita in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Bonita in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Coordinates: 32°55′18″N 91°40′26″W / 32.92167°N 91.67389°W / 32.92167; -91.67389Coordinates: 32°55′18″N 91°40′26″W / 32.92167°N 91.67389°W / 32.92167; -91.67389
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Morehouse
Area[1]
 • Total 1.35 sq mi (3.49 km2)
 • Land 1.35 sq mi (3.49 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation 105 ft (32 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 284
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 262
 • Density 194.22/sq mi (74.99/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 318
FIPS code 22-08535

Bonita is a village in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 335 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Bastrop Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Bonita was founded in the early 1890s when the railroad was extended to that point.[3] A post office has been in operation in Bonita since 1890.[4]

Geography[edit]

Bonita is located at 32°55′18″N 91°40′26″W / 32.92167°N 91.67389°W / 32.92167; -91.67389 (32.921780, -91.673838).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 273
1920 310 13.6%
1930 507 63.5%
1940 422 −16.8%
1950 504 19.4%
1960 574 13.9%
1970 533 −7.1%
1980 503 −5.6%
1990 265 −47.3%
2000 335 26.4%
2010 284 −15.2%
Est. 2016 262 [2] −7.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 335 people, 122 households, and 87 families residing in the village. The population density was 247.0 inhabitants per square mile (95.1/km²). There were 143 housing units at an average density of 105.4 per square mile (40.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 42.69% White, 55.52% African American, 0.30% Asian, 1.49% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.49% of the population.

There were 122 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 16.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.35.

In the village, the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $22,727, and the median income for a family was $25,227. Males had a median income of $19,167 versus $19,688 for females. The per capita income for the village was $25,029. About 25.0% of families and 30.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.6% of those under age 18 and 27.0% 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. 43. ISBN 978-0-8071-4740-5. 
  4. ^ "Morehouse Parish". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 26 February 2015. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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