Moss Bluff, Louisiana

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Moss Bluff is a census-designated place (CDP) in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 10,535 at the 2000 census. Located just north of the city of Lake Charles, it is considered a suburb of that city. Moss Bluff is a burgeoning community, and is one of the communities in Calcasieu Parish besides Lake Charles experiencing growth. Several efforts have been made to incorporate Moss Bluff, but at current time the community is unincorporated.

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Geography

Moss Bluff is located at 30°18′36″N 93°12′17″W / 30.31°N 93.20472°W / 30.31; -93.20472 (30.310003, -93.204753)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 15.8 square miles (41.0 km²), of which, 15.2 square miles (39.4 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²) of it (3.98%) is water.

Moss Bluff is intersected by U.S. Highway 171 and Louisiana Highway 378.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 10,535 people, 3,711 households, and 3,017 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 692.6 people per square mile (267.4/km²). There were 3,984 housing units at an average density of 261.9/sq mi (101.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.04% White, 5.89% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.60% of the population.

There were 3,711 households out of which 44.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.0% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.7% were non-families. 15.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.16.

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