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Edgard, Louisiana

Edgard is a town located in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 2,637.


\nEdgard is located at 30°2'2" North, 90°33'14" West (30.033974, -90.553802)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 46.3 km² (17.9 mi²). 40.2 km² (15.5 mi²) of it is land and 6.1 km² (2.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 13.09% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 2,637 people, 857 households, and 695 families residing in the town. The population density is 65.5/km² (169.7/mi²). There are 905 housing units at an average density of 22.5/km² (58.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 4.59% White, 94.84% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 0.27% from two or more races. 0.15% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 857 households out of which 36.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.4% are married couples living together, 30.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 18.9% are non-families. 17.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.08 and the average family size is 3.51. In the town the population is spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 86.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83.8 males. The median income for a household in the town is $24,865, and the median income for a family is $29,706. Males have a median income of $31,029 versus $22,688 for females. The per capita income for the town is $10,635. 29.5% of the population and 25.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 31.3% are under the age of 18 and 34.5% are 65 or older.