Delta, Louisiana

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Delta is a village in Madison Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 239 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Tallulah Micropolitan Statistical Area.

As the birthplace of Madam C.J. Walker, the first African-American woman to become a millionaire by her own business achievements, it has been included as one of 26 featured sites on the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail.



Delta is located at 32°19′17″N 90°56′12″W / 32.32139°N 90.93667°W / 32.32139; -90.93667 (32.321342, -90.936544)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 8.1 km² (3.1 mi²). 7.7 km² (3.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.4 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (4.81%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 239 people, 101 households, and 62 families residing in the village. The population density was 31.0/km² (80.2/mi²). There were 111 housing units at an average density of 14.4/km² (37.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 94.98% White, 2.51% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.42% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.35% of the population.

There were 101 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.6% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the village the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 12.6% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 82.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.3 males.

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