White Castle is a town in Iberville Parish, Louisiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 1,883.
White Castle is located in southeastern Iberville Parish at 30°10′7″N 91°8′48″W / 30.16861°N 91.14667°W / 30.16861; -91.14667 (30.168503, −91.146708), on the south bank of the Mississippi River. Louisiana Highway 1 passes through the town, leading northwest 10 miles (16 km) to Plaquemine, the Iberville Parish seat and southeast the same distance to Donaldsonville, the seat of Ascension Parish.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town of White Castle has a total area of 0.73 square miles (1.9 km), of which 1.9 acres (7,876 m), or 0.41%, are water.
White Castle is part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,946 people, 699 households, and 513 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,592.0 people per square mile (1,001.8/km²). There were 762 housing units at an average density of 1,014.9 per square mile (392.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 76.82% African American, 22.56% White, 0.21% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.44% of the population.
There were 699 households out of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.6% were married couples living together, 30.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.34.
In the town, the population was spread out with 31.7% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $19,435, and the median income for a family was $24,236. Males had a median income of $25,170 versus $15,885 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,246. About 25.4% of families and 31.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 43.0% of those under age 18 and 18.8% of those age 65 or over.