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Gardere, Louisiana

Gardere is a town located in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 8,992.


\nGardere is located at 30°21'7" North, 91°7'44" West (30.351836, -91.128945)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 8.7 km² (3.3 mi²). 8.7 km² (3.3 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 8,992 people, 3,216 households, and 2,010 families residing in the town. The population density is 1,039.5/km² (2,689.1/mi²). There are 3,601 housing units at an average density of 416.3/km² (1,076.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 22.83% White, 70.96% African American, 0.14% Native American, 2.15% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 2.21% from other races, and 1.63% from two or more races. 5.71% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 3,216 households out of which 43.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 29.7% are married couples living together, 26.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% are non-families. 21.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 0.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.79 and the average family size is 3.34. In the town the population is spread out with 33.7% under the age of 18, 20.0% from 18 to 24, 34.8% from 25 to 44, 10.3% from 45 to 64, and 1.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 24 years. For every 100 females there are 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.9 males. The median income for a household in the town is $26,223, and the median income for a family is $27,550. Males have a median income of $27,219 versus $20,735 for females. The per capita income for the town is $11,448. 27.8% of the population and 22.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 34.3% are under the age of 18 and 15.1% are 65 or older.