Wilson, Louisiana

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Wilson is a village in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 668 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Wilson is located at 30°55′15″N 91°6′57″W / 30.92083°N 91.11583°W / 30.92083; -91.11583 (30.920815, -91.115793)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 7.0 km² (2.7 mi²). 7.0 km² (2.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.37% is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 668 people, 228 households, and 162 families residing in the village. The population density was 95.9/km² (248.1/mi²). There were 263 housing units at an average density of 37.7/km² (97.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 19.31% White, 79.79% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.45% from other races, and 0.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.75% of the population.

There were 228 households out of which 39.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.5% were married couples living together, 25.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.59.

In the village the population was spread out with 34.0% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $16,544, and the median income for a family was $18,393. Males had a median income of $22,500 versus $14,625 for females. The per capita income for the village was $7,512. About 40.0% of families and 41.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 47.3% of those under age 18 and 62.2% of those age 65 or over.


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