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Iowa, Louisiana

Iowa is a town located in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 2,663.


\nIowa is located at 30°14'15" North, 93°0'51" West (30.237433, -93.014191)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 8.1 km² (3.1 mi²). 8.0 km² (3.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.64% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 2,663 people, 963 households, and 727 families residing in the town. The population density is 332.7/km² (863.1/mi²). There are 1,041 housing units at an average density of 130.1/km² (337.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 78.90% White, 18.59% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.60% from other races, and 1.46% from two or more races. 1.46% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 963 households out of which 39.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% are married couples living together, 16.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% are non-families. 21.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.0% 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 3.21. In the town the population is spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.4 males. The median income for a household in the town is $31,581, and the median income for a family is $37,102. Males have a median income of $33,929 versus $19,393 for females. The per capita income for the town is $14,652. 20.5% of the population and 17.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 27.2% are under the age of 18 and 19.2% are 65 or older.