# Madison Parish, Louisiana

**Madison Parish** is a

parish located in the

U.S. State of

Louisiana. As of

2000, the population is 13,728.

\nThe parish has a total area of 1,685 km^{2} (651

mi^{2}). 1,616 km

^{2} (624 mi

^{2}) of it is land and 69 km

^{2} (26 mi

^{2}) of it is water. The total area is 4.07% water.

## Demographics

\nAs of the census^{2} of

2000, there are 13,728 people, 4,469 households, and 3,141 families residing in the parish. The

population density is 8/km

^{2} (22/mi

^{2}). There are 4,979 housing units at an average density of 3/km

^{2} (8/mi

^{2}). The racial makeup of the parish is 37.86%

White, 60.34%

Black or

African American, 0.15%

Native American, 0.16%

Asian, 0.01%

Pacific Islander, 0.35% from

other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. 2.10% of the population are

Hispanic or

Latino of any race.
There are 4,469 households out of which 35.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.20% are married couples living together, 24.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% are non-families. 26.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.74 and the average family size is 3.35.
In the parish the population is spread out with 32.60% under the age of 18, 11.20% from 18 to 24, 25.50% from 25 to 44, 19.10% from 45 to 64, and 11.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 30 years. For every 100 females there are 103.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.60 males.
The median income for a household in the parish is $20,509, and the median income for a family is $23,589. Males have a median income of $26,394 versus $16,141 for females. The per capita income for the parish is $10,114. 36.70% of the population and 29.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 51.60% are under the age of 18 and 22.00% are 65 or older.

## Cities and towns

\n*Delta\n*

Mound\n*

Richmond\n*

Tallulah