Leonville, Louisiana

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Leonville is a town in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 1,007 at the 2000 census. It is part of the OpelousasEunice Micropolitan Statistical Area.


Leonville is located at 30°28′12″N 91°58′57″W / 30.47°N 91.9825°W / 30.47; -91.9825 (30.470031, -91.982407)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.7 square miles (6.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,007 people, 365 households, and 281 families residing in the town. The population density was 376.9 people per square mile (145.6/km²). There were 389 housing units at an average density of 145.6/sq mi (56.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 65.34% White, 33.37% African American, 0.50% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.89% of the population.

There were 365 households out of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.1% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.0% were non-families. 19.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,982, and the median income for a family was $30,673. Males had a median income of $29,554 versus $15,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,839. About 17.1% of families and 19.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.5% of those under age 18 and 34.7% of those age 65 or over.


Eunice‡ | Opelousas

Arnaudville‡ | Grand Coteau | Krotz Springs | Leonville | Melville | Port Barre | Sunset | Washington

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