is a town located in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana
. As of the 2000
census, the town had a total population of 1,944.
Geography\nCharenton is located at 29°52'23" North, 91°31'50" West (29.872940, -91.530561)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 15.5 km²
). 15.1 km² (5.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.4 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.84% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 1,944 people, 677 households, and 492 families residing in the town. The population density
is 129.0/km² (334.3/mi²). There are 738 housing units at an average density of 49.0/km² (126.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 45.68% White, 36.21% African American
, 16.36% Native American
, 0.36% Asian
, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. 1.18% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 677 households out of which 38.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% are married couples living together, 14.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% are non-families. 23.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.87 and the average family size is 3.42.
In the town the population is spread out with 30.7% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 105.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 101.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $27,837, and the median income for a family is $32,426. Males have a median income of $33,235 versus $20,517 for females. The per capita income for the town is $12,828. 27.6% of the population and 26.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 38.1% are under the age of 18 and 22.6% are 65 or older.