Grand Cane is a village in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 242 at the 2010 census, up from 191 in 2000. It is part of the Shreveport–Bossier City Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is the hometown of women’s basketball pioneer Linda Gamble.
Grand Cane is located in central Desoto Parish at 32°5′1″N 93°48′33″W / 32.08361°N 93.80917°W / 32.08361; -93.80917 (32.083747, -93.809170). U.S. Route 171 passes through the center of town, leading southeast 7 miles (11 km) to Mansfield, the parish seat, and north 14 miles (23 km) to Stonewall.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village of Grand Cane has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.0 km), of which 0.02 square miles (0.05 km), or 1.82%, is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 191 people, 87 households, and 54 families residing in the village. The population density was 189.9 inhabitants per square mile (73.0/km²). There were 107 housing units at an average density of 106.4 per square mile (40.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 55.86% White, 40.99% African American, 2.09% Native American, 0.52% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.14% of the population.
There were 87 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.8% were non-families. 32.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.82.
In the village, the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.5 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $31,429, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $29,500 versus $23,125 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,461. About 15.7% of families and 16.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.2% of those under the age of eighteen and 21.6% of those sixty five or over.