is a town located in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana
. As of the 2000
census, the town had a total population of 1,082.
Geography\nWashington is located at 30°36'52" North, 92°3'30" West (30.614428, -92.058363)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 2.3 km²
). 2.2 km² (0.9 mi²) of it is land and 1.15% is water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 1,082 people, 459 households, and 289 families residing in the town. The population density
is 485.8/km² (1,256.8/mi²). There are 535 housing units at an average density of 240.2/km² (621.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 43.07% White, 56.28% African American
, 0.00% Native American
, 0.00% Asian
, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. 1.02% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 459 households out of which 29.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.2% are married couples living together, 25.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% are non-families. 34.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.36 and the average family size is 3.05.
In the town the population is spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 80.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 74.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $12,177, and the median income for a family is $17,727. Males have a median income of $36,250 versus $14,479 for females. The per capita income for the town is $11,607. 48.4% of the population and 45.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 58.0% are under the age of 18 and 38.4% are 65 or older.