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Madisonville, Louisiana

Madisonville is a town located in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 677.

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 History
3 Assorted Facts
4 Demographics


Madisonville is located at 30°24'26" North, 90°9'42" West (30.407179, -90.161716)1. Madisonville is on the banks of the Tchefuncte River, near where the river enters Lake Pontchartrain.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.3 km² (2.4 mi²). 6.3 km² (2.4 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


Madisonville was founded in 1800 as the town of Cocquille at the site of the Native American village of Chiconcte. In 1810 it was renamed in honor of President of the United States James Madison.

Assorted Facts

Madisonville hosts a wooden boat festival on the last weekend of each September. The zip code is 70447.


As of the census of 2000, there are 677 people, 302 households, and 186 families residing in the town. The population density is 107.1/km² (277.0/mi²). There are 346 housing units at an average density of 54.8/km² (141.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 85.67% White, 10.04% African American, 0.74% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.77% from other races, and 1.62% from two or more races. 2.51% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 302 households out of which 21.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% are married couples living together, 10.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 38.4% are non-families. 31.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.24 and the average family size is 2.81.

In the town the population is spread out with 19.2% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 103.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 100.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $50,625, and the median income for a family is $57,083. Males have a median income of $41,042 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the town is $25,114. 7.2% of the population and 4.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 1.3% are under the age of 18 and 17.8% are 65 or older.