Woodworth, Louisiana

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Woodworth is a town in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is part of the Alexandria, Louisiana Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,080 at the 2000 census.

This small town is growing rapidly with a number of residential subdivisions under development. Woodworth is emerging as a bedroom community for nearby Alexandria, to the northeast. Louisiana State Senator Joe McPherson resides in Woodworth.

According to a 2007 report, Woodworth was named one of the 10 worst speed traps in the state of Louisiana. Woodworth made 61.32% of its revenue, an average of roughly $706 per capita population, from fines and forfeitures in the 2005 fiscal year.



Woodworth is located at 31°9′23″N 92°29′41″W / 31.15639°N 92.49472°W / 31.15639; -92.49472 (31.156270, -92.494650)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.9 square miles (12.8 km²).4.9 square miles (12.7 km²) of it is land and 0.20% is water.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,080 people, 385 households, and 299 families residing in the town. The population density was 219.5 people per square mile (84.8/km²). There were 408 housing units at an average density of 82.9/sq mi (32.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 87.96% White, 10.46% African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.28% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.13% of the population.

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