Independence, Louisiana

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Independence, originally known as Uncle Sam,[1] is a town in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 1,724 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Hammond Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Independence is located at 30°38′7″N 90°30′14″W / 30.63528°N 90.50389°W / 30.63528; -90.50389 (30.635293, -90.504005)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,724 people, 663 households, and 446 families residing in the town. The population density was 772.4 people per square mile (298.5/km²). There were 735 housing units at an average density of 329.3/sq mi (127.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 60.90% White, 36.25% African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.75% Asian, 0.58% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.39% of the population. Italian-Americans make up 30.7% of the population [1]

There were 663 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.1% were married couples living together, 21.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 85.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.0 males.

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