Morehouse Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Bastrop and as of 2000, the population is 31,021.
The parish has a total area of 2,085 km2 (805 mi2). 2,057 km2 (794 mi2) of it is land and 28 km2 (11 mi2) of it is water. The total area is 1.36% water.
- Union County, Arkansas (northwest)
- Ashley County, Arkansas (north)
- Chicot County, Arkansas (northeast)
- West Carroll Parish (east)
- Richland Parish (southeast)
- Ouachita Parish (southwest)
- Union Parish (west)
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 31,021 people, 11,382 households, and 8,320 families residing in the parish. The population density is 15/km2 (39/mi2). There are 12,711 housing units at an average density of 6/km2 (16/mi2). The racial makeup of the parish is 55.76% White, 43.36% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. 0.74% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 11,382 households out of which 33.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.10% are married couples living together, 19.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.90% are non-families. 24.40% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.64 and the average family size is 3.14.
In the parish the population is spread out with 27.50% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, and 15.10% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 91.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.10 males.
The median income for a household in the parish is $25,124, and the median income for a family is $31,358. Males have a median income of $31,385 versus $18,474 for females. The per capita income for the parish is $13,197. 26.80% of the population and 21.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 35.90% of those under the age of 18 and 23.80% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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