About Charenton LA
Charenton (historically French: Lieu-des-Chetimachas) is a census-designated place (CDP) in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 1,903 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Morgan City Micropolitan Statistical Area. According to legend, the community received its name from one of the earliest settlers of the region, Alexandre Frere. Frere, a native of Paris, reportedly exclaimed on his deathbed that “anyone choosing to move to that part of Louisiana belonged in Charenton!” Charenton was the name of a notorious insane asylum outside of Paris.
Charenton is located at 29°53′01.47″N 91°31′37.78″W / 29.8837417°N 91.5271611°W / 29.8837417; -91.5271611 (29.88436373442272,-91.5274459771368).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.2 square miles (13.5 km), of which 5.0 square miles (12.9 km) is land and 0.23 square miles (0.6 km), or 4.79%, is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,944 people, 677 households, and 492 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 334.3 people per square mile (129.0/km²). There were 738 housing units at an average density of 126.9 per square mile (49.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 45.68% White, 36.21% African American, 16.36% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population.
There were 677 households out of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.42.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 30.7% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.3 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $27,837, and the median income for a family was $32,426. Males had a median income of $33,235 versus $20,517 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $12,828. About 26.8% of families and 27.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.1% of those under age 18 and 22.6% of those age 65 or o
Notable natives of Charenton
wife of United States Representative Patrick Thomson Caffery of St. Mary and Iberia Parish.
Charenton Louisiana neighborhoods include: Abbeville, Addis, Alexandria, Ama, Anacoco, Angie, Arnaudville, Avondale, Ball, Barataria, Barksdale Afb, Basile, Bastrop, Baton Rouge, Belcher, Bell City, Belle Chasse, Belmont, Benton, Bethany, Bogalusa, Bonita, Bossier City, Bourg, Boyce, Braithwaite, Branch, Breaux Bridge, Bridge City, Broussard, Bunkie, Buras, Calhoun, Carencro, Carville, Center Point, Chauvin, Cheneyville, Choudrant, Church Point, Clifton, Colfax, Collinston, Columbia, Converse, Cottonport, Cotton Valley, Coushatta, Covington, Crowley, Darrow, Dequincy, Deville, Donaldsonville, Downsville, Doyline, Dry Prong, Dulac, Duson, Effie, Egan, Elmer, Elm Grove, Erath, Eros, Eunice, Evangeline, Evergreen, Fisher, Flatwoods, Florien, Folsom, Forest Hill, Franklinton, Frierson, Geismar, Gibson, Gilliam, Glenmora, Gonzales, Grand Isle, Gray, Greenwood, Gretna, Grosse Tete, Harahan, Harvey, Haughton, Hessmer, Hineston, Hornbeck, Hosston, Houma, Ida, Iota, Iowa, Jackson, Jennings, Jones, Keatchie, Keithville, Kenner, Lafayette, Lafitte, Lake Charles, Lecompte, Leesville, Lena, Lockport, Madisonville, Mandeville, Mansura, Many, Maringouin, Marksville, Marrero, Marthaville, Maurepas, Maurice, Mer Rouge, Metairie, Monroe, Montegut, Mooringsport, Mora, Moreauville, Morgan City, Morrow, Morse, Moss Bluff, Mount Hermon, New Iberia, New Orleans, Noble, Oakdale, Oak Grove, Oak Ridge, Oil City, Otis, Parks, Pierre Part, Pineville, Pitkin, Plain Dealing, Plaquemine, Plaucheville, Pleasant Hill, Pollock, Port Allen, Port Sulphur, Prairieville, Princeton, Provencal, Ragley, Rayne, River Ridge, Robeline, Rodessa, Rosedale, Saint Amant, Saint Francisville, Saint Gabriel, Saint Martinville, Schriever, Scott, Shreveport, Sieper, Simmesport, Slidell, Sorrento, Springhill, Starks, Sterlington, Stonewall, Sulphur, Sunset, Sunshine, Terrytown, Theriot, Thibodaux, Varnado, Venice, Ville Platte, Vinton, Vivian, Westlake, West Monroe, Westwego, White Castle, Woodworth, Youngsville, Zachary, Zwolle
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