Slaughter, Louisiana

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Slaughter is a town in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 1,011 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Slaughter was designated a town in 2002.[1]



The name of the city figures in the title of Michael Ondaatje's novel about legendary jazz player Buddy Bolden: Coming Through Slaughter.


Slaughter is located at 30°42′59″N 91°8′40″W / 30.71639°N 91.14444°W / 30.71639; -91.14444 (30.716484, -91.144506).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 14.2 km² (5.5 mi²). 14.2 km² (5.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.18% is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,011 people, 359 households, and 286 families residing in the village. The population density was 71.2/km² (184.3/mi²). There were 376 housing units at an average density of 26.5/km² (68.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 94.56% White, 3.56% African American, 0.99% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.40% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% of the population.

There were 359 households out of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.6% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.1% were non-families. 16.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.17.

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