Mooringsport, Louisiana

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Mooringsport, Louisiana
Town
Town of Mooringsport
Location of Mooringsport in Caddo Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Mooringsport in Caddo Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Coordinates: 32°41′13″N 93°57′42″W / 32.68694°N 93.96167°W / 32.68694; -93.96167Coordinates: 32°41′13″N 93°57′42″W / 32.68694°N 93.96167°W / 32.68694; -93.96167
CountryUnited States
StateLouisiana
ParishCaddo
Government
 • MayorChester Coffman (R)
Area
 • Total1.17 sq mi (3.04 km2)
 • Land1.16 sq mi (3.01 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
226 ft (69 m)
Population
 • Total793
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
778
 • Density670.11/sq mi (258.62/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)318
FIPS code22-51830

Mooringsport is a town in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 793 at the 2010 census.[3] It is part of the ShreveportBossier City Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Caddo Lake Draw Bridge

Mooringsport is located in western Caddo Parish at 32°41′13″N 93°57′42″W / 32.68694°N 93.96167°W / 32.68694; -93.96167 (32.687029, -93.961630),[4] on the south shore of Caddo Lake. Louisiana Highway 1 bypasses the village 2 miles (3 km) to the east. Downtown Shreveport is 18 miles (29 km) to the southeast.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Mooringsport has a total area of 1.17 square miles (3.04 km2), of which 1.16 square miles (3.01 km2) is land and 0.012 square miles (0.03 km2), or 1.06%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920992
1930802−19.2%
1940748−6.7%
1950709−5.2%
196086421.9%
1970830−3.9%
19809119.8%
1990873−4.2%
2000833−4.6%
2010793−4.8%
Est. 2016778[2]−1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 833 people, 334 households, and 228 families residing in the town. The population density was 716.6 people per square mile (277.3/km²). There were 397 housing units at an average density of 341.5 per square mile (132.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 80.19% White, 17.77% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.36% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.72% of the population.

There were 334 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 18.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the town, the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $32,177, and the median income for a family was $40,625. Males had a median income of $29,167 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,589. About 9.8% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.7% of those under age 18 and 14.2% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

  • Lead Belly (Huddie William Ledbetter, 1888–1949), singer and guitarist born in Mooringsport
  • Sam Caldwell, mayor of Shreveport from 1934–1946, born and reared in Mooringsport[7]
  • Bill P. Keith, Texas author, lived in Mooringsport while he represented Caddo Parish in the Louisiana State Senate from 1980-1984

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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Mooringsport village, Louisiana". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "Index to Politicians: Caldwell". politicalgraveyard.com. Retrieved December 20, 2010.

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