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Location of Elton in Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States
|• Total||1.66 sq mi (4.30 km2)|
|• Land||1.66 sq mi (4.30 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||49 ft (15 m)|
|• Density||597.23/sq mi (230.60/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
Elton is a town in Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 1,128 at the 2010 census, down from 1,261 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Jennings Micropolitan Statistical Area.
The wife of pioneer settler J. M. Henderson is said to have chosen the name Elton for her home town from a book in which she read of an English town named Elton. That was probably the town on the northwest coast of England in County Durham near Middlesbrough. Elton was incorporated as a village in 1911.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||369||37.2%|
|Hispanic or Latino||26||2.62%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 992 people, 504 households, and 291 families residing in the town.
Jefferson Davis Parish Public Schools operates public schools in Elton. Schools serving Elton, within Elton, include Elton Elementary School (PK-5) and Elton High School (6-12).
Jefferson Davis Parish Library operates the Elton Branch at 813 Main Street.
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