Lisbon, Louisiana

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Lisbon is a village in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 162 at the 2000 census. Lisbon is located east of the parish seat of Homer.

In the late 19th century Lisbon was the location of the former Lisbon Academy, attended for a brief time by T. H. Harris, state superintendent of education from 1908-1940.

Louisiana educator E. R. Minchew was an assistant principal and coach at the former Lisbon High School from 1930–1932, when he began a 32-year stint as principal of Castor High School in Castor, a village in Bienville Parish.[1]

Geography

Lisbon is located at 32°47′48″N 92°52′30″W / 32.79667°N 92.875°W / 32.79667; -92.875 (32.796769, -92.874984)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 34.1 km² (13.1 mi²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 162 people, 69 households, and 48 families residing in the village. The population density was 4.8/km² (12.3/mi²). There were 87 housing units at an average density of 2.6/km² (6.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 65.43% White, 32.72% African American, 0.62% Pacific Islander, and 1.23% from two or more races.

There were 69 households out of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.1% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the village the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 34.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 105.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $41,667, and the median income for a family was $50,417. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,943. About 3.6% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 9.1% of those sixty five or over.

References

Haynesville | Homer

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