Sorrento, Louisiana

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Sorrento, Louisiana
Town
Location of Sorrento in Ascension Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Sorrento in Ascension Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Coordinates: 30°10′49″N 90°51′58″W / 30.18028°N 90.86611°W / 30.18028; -90.86611Coordinates: 30°10′49″N 90°51′58″W / 30.18028°N 90.86611°W / 30.18028; -90.86611
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Ascension
Incorporated September 11, 1956
Government
 • Mayor Mike Lambert
Area[1]
 • Total 13.12 sq mi (33.97 km2)
 • Land 11.58 sq mi (30.00 km2)
 • Water 1.53 sq mi (3.97 km2)
Elevation 7 ft (2 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,401
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 1,615
 • Density 139.42/sq mi (53.83/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 225
FIPS code 22-71225

Sorrento is a town in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 1,227 at the 2000 census. By the 2010 census it had grown 14.2%, to 1,401 inhabitants. It is part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Sorrento is located at 30°10′49″N 90°51′58″W / 30.18028°N 90.86611°W / 30.18028; -90.86611 (30.180229, -90.866138).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.1 km²), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 1,151
1970 1,182 2.7%
1980 1,197 1.3%
1990 1,119 −6.5%
2000 1,227 9.7%
2010 1,401 14.2%
Est. 2016 1,615 [2] 15.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,227 people, 446 households, and 337 families residing in the town. The population density was 392.5 people per square mile (151.4/km²). There were 494 housing units at an average density of 158.0 per square mile (60.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 83.70% White, 14.83% African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.41% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.39% of the population.

There were 446 households out of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone who were 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the town, the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 103.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,234, and the median income for a family was $40,208. Males had a median income of $35,662 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,803. About 14.2% of families and 16.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.8% of those under age 18 and 20.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education and media[edit]

Sorrento Primary School (K-5)

Sorrento is home to River Parishes Community College, established in 1998.[6]

The official journal for the Town of Sorrento is The Gonzales Weekly Citizen.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 12, 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. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ http://www.rpcc.edu/aboutUs.cfm - History of the College; accessed 27 Oct 2015.
  7. ^ "Schexnayder Announces Candidacy". clayschexnayder.com. Retrieved May 16, 2012. 

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