Richard N. Lee, III (D) (elected April 5, 2014)
Port Allen is located at 30°27′13″N 91°12′36″W / 30.45361°N 91.21000°W / 30.45361; -91.21000 (30.453740, −91.209957).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.8 km²), of which 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²) is land and 0.5 square mile (1.3 km²) (19.39%) is water. The city is adjacent to the Mississippi River, which passes to the east side of the city.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,278 people, 2,012 households, and 1,416 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,486.3 people per square mile (961.2/km²). There were 2,158 housing units at an average density of 1,016.6 per square mile (393.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 45.04% White, 53.98% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.00% of the population.
There were 2,012 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.7% were married couples living together, 25.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.09.
In the city, the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $30,254, and the median income for a family was $36,762. Males had a median income of $31,029 versus $22,333 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,439. About 19.2% of families and 24.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.4% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.
Port Allen Louisiana neighborhoods include: Antonia, Avery Lakes, Erwinville, Esperanza, Hidden Oaks, Lafiton Lane, Lynndale, Port Allen, Poydras Bayou Estates, River Road, Riverside Estates, Roseland Trace, Silvery – Rebelle, Suggs Rd, Woodland’s