is a town located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana
. As of the 2000
census, the town had a total population of 1,965.
Geography\nCameron is located at 29°47'17" North, 93°18'42" West (29.788055, -93.311764)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 76.1 km²
). 72.2 km² (27.9 mi²) of it is land and 3.9 km² (1.5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 5.17% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 1,965 people, 695 households, and 510 families residing in the town. The population density
is 27.2/km² (70.5/mi²). There are 800 housing units at an average density of 11.1/km² (28.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 82.49% White, 11.86% African American
, 0.56% Native American
, 0.31% Asian
, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 3.36% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. 5.55% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 695 households out of which 37.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% are married couples living together, 14.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% are non-families. 21.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.77 and the average family size is 3.17.
In the town the population is spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 102.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 104.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $30,370, and the median income for a family is $33,661. Males have a median income of $24,762 versus $26,406 for females. The per capita income for the town is $13,499. 19.4% of the population and 17.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 18.1% are under the age of 18 and 13.6% are 65 or older.