is a town located in Grant Parish, Louisiana
. As of the 2000
census, the town had a total population of 1,659.
Geography\nColfax is located at 31°31'11" North, 92°42'30" West (31.519783, -92.708446)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 3.9 km²
). 3.9 km² (1.5 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 1,659 people, 600 households, and 408 families residing in the town. The population density
is 429.9/km² (1,111.3/mi²). There are 709 housing units at an average density of 183.7/km² (474.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 30.98% White, 67.81% African American
, 0.06% Native American
, 0.00% Asian
, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.06% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. 0.54% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 600 households out of which 33.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.3% are married couples living together, 32.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% are non-families. 30.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.55 and the average family size is 3.16.
In the town the population is spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 77.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 73.1 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $17,500, and the median income for a family is $20,000. Males have a median income of $25,313 versus $14,310 for females. The per capita income for the town is $10,155. 41.0% of the population and 36.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 59.0% are under the age of 18 and 25.3% are 65 or older.