Folsom, Louisiana

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Folsom is a village in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 525 at the 2000 census. The town is named after the wife of Grover Cleveland, Frances Folsom.[1] It is part of the New OrleansMetairieKenner Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Folsom is located at 30°37′48″N 90°11′24″W / 30.63°N 90.19°W / 30.63; -90.19 (30.629985, -90.190042)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.0 km² (1.5 mi²), all land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 525 people, 197 households, and 142 families residing in the village. The population density was 132.5/km² (344.0/mi²). There were 222 housing units at an average density of 56.0/km² (145.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 72.95% White, 24.95% African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.38% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.43% of the population.

There were 197 households out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the village the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.

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