Delta, Louisiana

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Village of Delta
Village
Location of Delta in Madison Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Delta in Madison Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Coordinates: 32°19′17″N 90°56′12″W / 32.32139°N 90.93667°W / 32.32139; -90.93667Coordinates: 32°19′17″N 90°56′12″W / 32.32139°N 90.93667°W / 32.32139; -90.93667
CountryUnited States
StateLouisiana
ParishMadison
Government
Area
 • Total4.61 sq mi (11.93 km2)
 • Land4.44 sq mi (11.49 km2)
 • Water0.17 sq mi (0.43 km2)
Elevation
89 ft (27 m)
Population
 • Total284
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
257
 • Density57.92/sq mi (22.36/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)318
FIPS code22-20330

Delta is a village in Madison Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 239 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Tallulah Micropolitan Statistical Area.

As the birthplace of African-American entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker, the first American woman to become a millionaire by her own business achievements, it has been included as one of 26 featured sites on the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail.

Geography[edit]

Delta is located at 32°19′17″N 90°56′12″W / 32.32139°N 90.93667°W / 32.32139; -90.93667 (32.321342, -90.936544).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2), of which 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (4.81%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880399
1890320−19.8%
1940183
1950150−18.0%
1960111−26.0%
197015337.8%
198029592.8%
1990234−20.7%
20002392.1%
201028418.8%
Est. 2016257[2]−9.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 239 people, 101 households, and 62 families residing in the village. The population density was 80.2 inhabitants per square mile (31.0/km²). There were 111 housing units at an average density of 37.3 per square mile (14.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 94.98% White, 2.51% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.42% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.35% of the population.

There were 101 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.6% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the village, the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 12.6% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $29,750, and the median income for a family was $33,214. Males had a median income of $37,708 versus $18,929 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,346. About 9.6% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 38.9% of those sixty five or over.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Delta has a Humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[6]

Climate data for Delta, Louisiana
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 14
(58)
17
(63)
22
(71)
26
(78)
29
(84)
32
(90)
33
(92)
33
(92)
31
(87)
26
(79)
21
(69)
16
(61)
25
(77)
Average low °C (°F) 2
(35)
3
(38)
7
(45)
11
(52)
16
(60)
20
(68)
22
(71)
21
(70)
18
(65)
12
(54)
7
(45)
3
(38)
12
(53)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 150
(5.9)
120
(4.8)
160
(6.2)
140
(5.4)
130
(5.3)
100
(4)
100
(4.1)
81
(3.2)
89
(3.5)
100
(4)
120
(4.8)
160
(6.2)
1,460
(57.5)
Source: Weatherbase [7]

Notable person[edit]

Madam C.J. Walker, the African-American hair care entrepreneur, tycoon and philanthropist was born at Delta in 1867.[8]

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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Delta, Louisiana
  7. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013. Retrieved on September 21, 2013.
  8. ^ "Reading 1: Meet Madam C.J. Walker". National Park Service. Retrieved 16 March 2018.