Lake Arthur, Louisiana

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Lake Arthur is a town in Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 3,007 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Jennings Micropolitan Statistical Area. The current mayor is Robbie Bertrand.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.3 km²), of which, 1.9 square miles (4.8 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²) of it (23.46%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,007 people, 1,192 households, and 803 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,621.0 people per square mile (627.6/km²). There were 1,365 housing units at an average density of 735.8/sq mi (284.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 88.19% White, 10.87% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, and 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.73% of the population.

Major ancestry groups [1] reported by Lake Arthur residents include:

· French Canadian - 22% · French (except Basque) - 15% · Acadian/Cajun - 14% · Black or African American - 11% · German - 6% · English - 2% · Irish - 1% · Italian - 1% · Canadian - 1% · Scotch-Irish - 1%

There were 1,192 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 15.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $24,898, and the median income for a family was $32,800. Males had a median income of $25,294 versus $19,219 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,663. About 16.7% of families and 18.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.5% of those under age 18 and 14.3% of those age 65 or over.

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