Loreauville, Louisiana

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Loreauville is a village in Iberia Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 938 at the 2000 census. It is part of the New Iberia Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

Initially called Fausse Pointe, then Dugasville for the Dugas family who opened a trading post at the site. The name was changed to Picouville when a Picou family member donated land to build a chapel.[1]

On April 15, 1871, the name was changed from Picouville to Loreauville for Ozaire Loreau, who had contributed the property for the old Catholic Church and cemetery, and had also aided in the agricultural, industrial and political growth of the village

Geography

Loreauville is located at 30°3′34″N 91°44′13″W / 30.05944°N 91.73694°W / 30.05944; -91.73694 (30.059388, -91.736830)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.3 km² (0.5 mi²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 938 people, 329 households, and 249 families residing in the village. The population density was 739.1/km² (1,903.0/mi²). There were 361 housing units at an average density of 284.5/km² (732.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 76.01% White, 23.67% African American, 0.11% Asian, and 0.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.64% of the population.

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