West Ferriday, LouisianaWest Ferriday
is a town located in Concordia Parish, Louisiana
. As of the 2000
census, the town had a total population of 1,541.
Geography\nWest Ferriday is located at 31°38'10" North, 91°34'12" West (31.636089, -91.570005)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 34.9 km²
). 34.7 km² (13.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.45% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 1,541 people, 612 households, and 411 families residing in the town. The population density
is 44.4/km² (114.9/mi²). There are 669 housing units at an average density of 19.3/km² (49.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 40.95% White, 57.56% African American
, 0.06% Native American
, 0.06% Asian
, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. 1.49% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 612 households out of which 30.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.5% are married couples living together, 22.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% are non-families. 29.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.52 and the average family size is 3.14.
In the town the population is spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $14,821, and the median income for a family is $20,714. Males have a median income of $18,611 versus $20,536 for females. The per capita income for the town is $9,089. 43.8% of the population and 34.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 58.3% are under the age of 18 and 42.0% are 65 or older.