Mooringsport, Louisiana

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Mooringsport is a village in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 833 at the 2000 census. It is part of the ShreveportBossier City Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Mooringsport is located at 32°41′13″N 93°57′42″W / 32.68694°N 93.96167°W / 32.68694; -93.96167 (32.687029, -93.961630)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.0 km²), of which, 1.2 square miles (3.0 km²) of it is land and 0.85% is water. It is situated on the southern bank of Caddo Lake.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 833 people, 334 households, and 228 families residing in the village. The population density was 716.6 people per square mile (277.3/km²). There were 397 housing units at an average density of 341.5/sq mi (132.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 80.19% White, 17.77% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.36% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.72% of the population.

There were 334 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 18.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 27.5% 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 2.49 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the village the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $32,177, and the median income for a family was $40,625. Males had a median income of $29,167 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,589. About 9.8% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.7% of those under age 18 and 14.2% of those age 65 or over.

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