Mangham, Louisiana

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Mangham is a village in Richland Parish in northeastern Louisiana, United States. The population was 595 at the 2000 census. Mangham was established in 1890. It is named for Wyley P. Mangham (died 1896), the publisher of the Richland Beacon-News, a weekly newspaper in Rayville, the seat of Richland Parish.



Mangham is located at 32°18′30″N 91°46′34″W / 32.30833°N 91.77611°W / 32.30833; -91.77611 (32.308304, -91.776225)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.

The community straddles the border with Franklin Parish. Louisiana Highway 15 runs through Mangham.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 595 people, 247 households, and 170 families residing in the town. The population density was 590.0 people per square mile (227.5/km²). There were 268 housing units at an average density of 265.7/sq mi (102.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 59.66% White, 39.83% African American, 0.17% Asian, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.34% of the population.

There were 247 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.9% were married couples living together, 27.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 85.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.9 males.

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