Hodge, Louisiana

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Hodge is a village in Jackson Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 492 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Ruston Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Hodge is located at 32°16′19″N 92°43′36″W / 32.27194°N 92.72667°W / 32.27194; -92.72667 (32.272082, -92.726557)[1]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.5 km² (1.4 mi²). 2.5 km² (1.0 mi²) of it is land and 1.1 km² (0.4 mi²) of it (29.93%) is water.


It is on U.S. Highway 167, about two miles north of Jonesboro, the parish seat, and immediately adjacent to two other small villages: North Hodge and East Hodge. SR 147 intersects Highway 167 immediately north of Hodge.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 492 people, 238 households, and 135 families residing in the village. The population density was 197.9/km² (513.6/mi²). There were 273 housing units at an average density of 109.8/km² (285.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 76.83% White, 22.15% African American, 0.20% Asian, 0.41% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races.

There were 238 households out of which 21.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.3% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.9% were non-families. 41.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the village the population was spread out with 20.5% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 21.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 89.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.

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