is a city located in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana
where the Bayou Teche
flows into the Lower Atchafalaya River. As of the 2000
census, the city had a total population of 5,130.
Geography\nPatterson is located at 29°41'33" North, 91°18'24" West (29.692466, -91.306569)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 6.4 km²
). 6.4 km² (2.5 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 5,130 people, 1,852 households, and 1,364 families residing in the city. The population density
is 805.2/km² (2,081.8/mi²). There are 2,061 housing units at an average density of 323.5/km² (836.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 53.55% White, 43.27% African American
, 0.70% Native American
, 0.58% Asian
, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.99% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. 1.93% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 1,852 households out of which 38.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% are married couples living together, 17.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% are non-families. 22.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.75 and the average family size is 3.22.
In the city the population is spread out with 30.9% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $23,725, and the median income for a family is $30,000. Males have a median income of $30,618 versus $19,286 for females. The per capita income for the city is $12,038. 30.9% of the population and 26.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 42.8% are under the age of 18 and 17.4% are 65 or older.