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Simmesport, Louisiana

Simmesport is a town located in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 2,239.


\nSimmesport is located at 30°59'1" North, 91°48'45" West (30.983485, -91.812590)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.1 km² (2.3 mi²). 5.6 km² (2.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.5 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 8.09% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 2,239 people, 751 households, and 510 families residing in the town. The population density is 400.2/km² (1,036.5/mi²). There are 830 housing units at an average density of 148.4/km² (384.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 52.08% White, 46.67% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. 0.76% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 751 households out of which 37.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.1% are married couples living together, 23.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% are non-families. 29.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.58 and the average family size is 3.18. In the town the population is spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 70.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 59.4 males. The median income for a household in the town is $15,455, and the median income for a family is $19,115. Males have a median income of $22,153 versus $15,938 for females. The per capita income for the town is $8,061. 35.8% of the population and 33.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 41.5% are under the age of 18 and 28.6% are 65 or older.