South Vacherie, LouisianaSouth Vacherie
is a town located in St. James Parish, Louisiana
. As of the 2000
census, the town had a total population of 3,543.
Geography\nSouth Vacherie is located at 29°56'12" North, 90°41'39" West (29.936670, -90.694230)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 40.2 km²
). 40.2 km² (15.5 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 3,543 people, 1,233 households, and 976 families residing in the town. The population density
is 88.1/km² (228.1/mi²). There are 1,312 housing units at an average density of 32.6/km² (84.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 67.94% White, 31.64% African American
, 0.00% Native American
, 0.03% Asian
, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.25% from two or more races. 0.25% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 1,233 households out of which 38.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.5% are married couples living together, 11.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 20.8% are non-families. 18.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.87 and the average family size is 3.28.
In the town the population is spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $41,490, and the median income for a family is $53,053. Males have a median income of $37,857 versus $21,724 for females. The per capita income for the town is $17,241. 14.3% of the population and 11.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 18.0% are under the age of 18 and 14.6% are 65 or older.