Demographics of Harrisonburg
As of the census of 2000, there were 746 people, 142 households, and 91 families residing in the village. The population density was 792.5 inhabitants per square mile (306.4/km²). There were 157 housing units at an average density of 166.8 per square mile (64.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 43.43% White, 54.83% African American, 1.47% Asian, and 0.27% from two or more races.
There were 142 households out of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.3% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.24.
In the village the population was spread out with 13.4% under the age of 18, 22.4% from 18 to 24, 42.5% from 25 to 44, 12.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 273.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 316.8 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $21,786, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $15,000 versus $14,167 for females. The per capita income for the village was $6,242, making it the poorest census-designated place in the state. About 17.1% of families and 27.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.2% of those under age 18 and 25.7% of those age 65 or over.
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Town of Harrisonburg
108 Sicily Street
Harrisonburg, LA 71340
Telephone: (318) 744-5794