is a city located in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana
. As of the 2000
census, the city had a total population of 5,537.
Geography\nMarksville is located at 31°7'36" North, 92°3'58" West (31.126595, -92.066073)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 10.6 km²
). 10.6 km² (4.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.24% is water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 5,537 people, 2,036 households, and 1,400 families residing in the city. The population density
is 524.0/km² (1,358.0/mi²). There are 2,198 housing units at an average density of 208.0/km² (539.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 56.98% White, 38.59% African American
, 2.80% Native American
, 0.27% Asian
, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. 0.65% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 2,036 households out of which 36.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.0% are married couples living together, 22.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% are non-families. 27.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.57 and the average family size is 3.15.
In the city the population is spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 79.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 72.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $20,750, and the median income for a family is $25,681. Males have a median income of $24,896 versus $15,865 for females. The per capita income for the city is $11,546. 34.8% of the population and 32.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 50.1% are under the age of 18 and 25.4% are 65 or older.