Sarepta, Louisiana

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Sarepta is a town in Webster Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 925 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Minden Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Sarepta was named for the town's first church's benefactor, Sarepta Carter. Local history tells that Mrs. Carter donated a Bible to the community church on the premise that it be named for her. Years later the church split, and the original name became Old Sarepta. The new congregation became New Sarepta.



Sarepta is located at 32°53′51″N 93°26′58″W / 32.8975°N 93.44944°W / 32.8975; -93.44944 (32.897373, -93.449382)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 925 people, 369 households, and 271 families residing in the town. The population density was 576.1 people per square mile (221.8/km²). There were 411 housing units at an average density of 256.0/sq mi (98.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.65% White, 2.05% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.86% from other races, and 0.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.62% of the population.

There were 369 households out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.3 males.

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