Abita Springs, Louisiana

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Abita Springs is a town in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, United States. The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,112. It is part of the New OrleansMetairieKenner Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

Abita Springs was originally a Choctaw indian village taking its name from nearby medicinal springs. The Choctaw burial and execution grounds which were in use up until circa 1880, are located nearby.[1]

Geography

Abita Springs is located at 30°28′34″N 90°2′6″W / 30.47611°N 90.035°W / 30.47611; -90.035 (30.476233, -90.035138)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.1 square miles (10.7 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there are 1,957 people, 757 households, and 550 families residing in the town. The population density is 474.3 people per square mile (183.0/km²). There are 813 housing units at an average density of 197.1/sq mi (76.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town is 95.30% White, 3.01% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. 1.79% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 757 households out of which 37.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.0% are married couples living together, 12.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% are non-families. 22.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.59 and the average family size is 3.07.

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