Wilson, Louisiana

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Wilson, Louisiana
Village
Location of Wilson in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Wilson in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Coordinates: 30°55′15″N 91°06′57″W / 30.92083°N 91.11583°W / 30.92083; -91.11583Coordinates: 30°55′15″N 91°06′57″W / 30.92083°N 91.11583°W / 30.92083; -91.11583
CountryUnited States
StateLouisiana
ParishEast Feliciana
Area
 • Total2.72 sq mi (7.05 km2)
 • Land2.71 sq mi (7.02 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
256 ft (78 m)
Population
 • Total595
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
574
 • Density211.73/sq mi (81.76/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)225
FIPS code22-82215

Wilson is a village in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 595 at the 2010 census,[3] down from 668 in 2000. It is part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Wilson is located in northwestern East Feliciana Parish at 30°55′15″N 91°6′57″W / 30.92083°N 91.11583°W / 30.92083; -91.11583.[4] Louisiana Highway 19 passes through the village, leading north 3.5 miles (5.6 km) to Norwood and south 35 miles (56 km) to Baton Rouge. Clinton, the East Feliciana Parish seat, is 8 miles (13 km) to the southeast.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Wilson has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2), of which 0.01 square miles (0.02 km2), or 0.42%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890281
190047067.3%
191076262.1%
1920470−38.3%
1930354−24.7%
1970606
19806568.3%
19907077.8%
2000668−5.5%
2010595−10.9%
Est. 2016574[2]−3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 668 people, 228 households, and 162 families residing in the village. The population density was 248.1 inhabitants per square mile (95.9/km²). There were 263 housing units at an average density of 97.7 per square mile (37.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 19.31% White, 79.79% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.45% from other races, and 0.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.75% of the population.

There were 228 households out of which 39.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.5% were married couples living together, 25.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 27.2% 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 2.93 and the average family size was 3.59.

In the village, the population was spread out with 34.0% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $16,544, and the median income for a family was $18,393. Males had a median income of $22,500 versus $14,625 for females. The per capita income for the village was $7,512. About 40.0% of families and 41.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 47.3% of those under age 18 and 62.2% 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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Wilson village, Louisiana". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
  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.