Richwood, Louisiana

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Town of Richwood
Town
Location of Richwood in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Richwood in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Coordinates: 32°27′35″N 92°04′31″W / 32.45972°N 92.07528°W / 32.45972; -92.07528Coordinates: 32°27′35″N 92°04′31″W / 32.45972°N 92.07528°W / 32.45972; -92.07528
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Ouachita
Government
 • Mayor Gerald Brown, Sr. (D)
Area[1]
 • Total 2.52 sq mi (6.52 km2)
 • Land 2.52 sq mi (6.52 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation 69 ft (21 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,392
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 3,446
 • Density 1,368.00/sq mi (528.24/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 318
FIPS code 22-64660

Richwood is a town in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 2,115 in 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Richwood is located at 32°27′35″N 92°4′31″W / 32.45972°N 92.07528°W / 32.45972; -92.07528 (32.459587, -92.075184).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 1,223
1990 1,253 2.5%
2000 2,115 68.8%
2010 3,392 60.4%
Est. 2016 3,446 [2] 1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 2,115 people, 558 households, and 410 families residing in the town. The population density was 918.3 people per square mile (355.0/km²). There were 627 housing units at an average density of 272.2 per square mile (105.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 10.87% White, 88.23% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.57% Asian, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.80% of the population.

There were 558 households out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.7% were married couples living together, 36.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.40.

In the town, the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 14.7% from 18 to 24, 33.8% from 25 to 44, 16.3% from 45 to 64, and 6.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 126.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 137.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $16,790, and the median income for a family was $17,661. Males had a median income of $17,284 versus $16,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,190. About 41.7% of families and 42.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 54.2% of those under age 18 and 44.1% of those age 65 or over.

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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 11, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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