Richwood, Louisiana

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Richwood is a town in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 2,115 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Monroe Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Richwood is located at 32°27′35″N 92°4′31″W / 32.45972°N 92.07528°W / 32.45972; -92.07528 (32.459587, -92.075184)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,115 people, 558 households, and 410 families residing in the town. The population density was 918.3 people per square mile (355.0/km²). There were 627 housing units at an average density of 272.2/sq mi (105.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 10.87% White, 88.23% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.57% Asian, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.80% of the population.

There were 558 households out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.7% were married couples living together, 36.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.40.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 14.7% from 18 to 24, 33.8% from 25 to 44, 16.3% from 45 to 64, and 6.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 126.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 137.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $16,790, and the median income for a family was $17,661. Males had a median income of $17,284 versus $16,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,190. About 41.7% of families and 42.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 54.2% of those under age 18 and 44.1% of those age 65 or over.

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