Bienville Parish, LouisianaBienville Parish is a parish located in the U.S. State of Louisiana. As of 2000, the population is 15,752.
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Geography\nThe parish has a total area of 2,128 km2 (822 mi2). 2,100 km2 (811 mi2) of it is land and 29 km2 (11 mi2) of it is water. The total area is 1.35% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census2 of 2000, there are 15,752 people, 6,108 households, and 4,214 families residing in the parish. The population density is 8/km2 (19/mi2). There are 7,830 housing units at an average density of 4/km2 (10/mi2). The racial makeup of the parish is 54.92% White, 43.78% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. 0.95% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 6,108 households out of which 31.00% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.70% are married couples living together, 17.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.00% are non-families. 28.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.10% 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 3.09.
In the parish the population is spread out with 27.30% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 24.60% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 17.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 91.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.80 males.
The median income for a household in the parish is $23,663, and the median income for a family is $30,241. Males have a median income of $28,022 versus $18,682 for females. The per capita income for the parish is $12,471. 26.10% of the population and 21.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 34.00% are under the age of 18 and 23.20% are 65 or older.
Cities and towns\n*Arcadia\n*Bienville\n*Bryceland\n*Castor\n*Gibsland\n*Jamestown\n*Lucky\n*Mount Lebanon\n*Ringgold\n*Saline