is a town located in Evangeline Parish, Louisiana
. As of the 2000
census, the town had a total population of 3,566.
Geography\nMamou is located at 30°38'3" North, 92°25'8" West (30.634033, -92.418913)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 3.7 km²
). 3.7 km² (1.4 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 3,566 people, 1,426 households, and 902 families residing in the town. The population density
is 976.5/km² (2,525.0/mi²). There are 1,580 housing units at an average density of 432.7/km² (1,118.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 60.96% White, 37.75% African American
, 0.22% Native American
, 0.06% Asian
, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.06% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. 0.73% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 1,426 households out of which 32.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.6% are married couples living together, 20.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% are non-families. 33.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.39 and the average family size is 3.05.
In the town the population is spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 84.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 76.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $12,988, and the median income for a family is $17,295. Males have a median income of $21,250 versus $13,250 for females. The per capita income for the town is $9,046. 45.0% of the population and 37.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 50.6% are under the age of 18 and 37.5% are 65 or older.