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Encyclopedia > Cameron, Louisiana

Cameron is a census-designated place located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 1,965.

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History

In 1957, Cameron was nearly destroyed by Hurricane Audrey.


Geography

Cameron is located at 29°47'17" North, 93°18'42" West (29.788055, _93.311764)1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 76.1 km˛ (29.4 mi˛). 72.2 km˛ (27.9 mi˛) of it is land and 3.9 km˛ (1.5 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 5.17% water.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,965 people, 695 households, and 510 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 27.2/km˛ (70.5/mi˛). There are 800 housing units at an average density of 11.1/km˛ (28.7/mi˛). The racial makeup of the CDP is 82.49% White, 11.86% African American, 0.56% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 3.36% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. 5.55% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 695 households out of which 37.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% are married couples living together, 14.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% are non-families. 21.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.77 and the average family size is 3.17.


In the CDP the population is spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 102.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 104.2 males.


The median income for a household in the CDP is $30,370, and the median income for a family is $33,661. Males have a median income of $24,762 versus $26,406 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $13,499. 19.4% of the population and 17.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 18.1% of those under the age of 18 and 13.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=29.788055&longitude=-93.311764&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=29.788055&lon=-93.311764&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-93.311764&lat=29.788055&w=750&h=500)



  Results from FactBites:
 
Cameron, Louisiana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (464 words)
Cameron is a census-designated place located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.
Cameron is on the Creole Nature Trail, one of the National Scenic Byways.
In 1957, Cameron was nearly destroyed by Hurricane Audrey.
Cameron Parish, Louisiana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (367 words)
Cameron Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana.
The parish seat is Cameron and as of 2000, the population is 9,991.
Organized in 1870, the Parish is named for Simon Cameron.
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