Bogalusa is a city in Washington Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 12,232 at the 2010 census. It is the principal city of the Bogalusa Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Washington Parish and is also part of the larger New Orleans–Metairie–Bogalusa Combined Statistical Area.
Bogalusa has an elevation of 100 feet (30.5 m).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.5 square miles (24.6 km), of which 9.5 square miles (24.6 km) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km) (0.52%) is covered by water.
As of the census of 2000, 13,365 people, 5,431 households, and 3,497 families resided in the city. The population density was 1,407.6 people per square mile (543.8/km²). The 6,300 housing units averaged 663.5 per square mile (256.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 57.18% White, 41.21% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 0.75% of the population.
Of the 5,431 households, 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.1% were married couples living together, 23.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.6% were not families. About 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the city, the population was distributed as 27.4% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $19,261, and for a family was $24,947. Males had a median income of $26,716 versus $17,992 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,476. About 26.1% of families and 32.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 45.1% of those under age 18 and 22.0% of those age 65 or over.
Bogalusa Louisiana neighborhoods include: Choctaw Road, A Plainview, Cumberland St/Superior Ave, Hwy 16, Hwy 439/Mount Pleasant Rd, Old River Estates, Pleasant Hill, Sun, La