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Maringouin, Louisiana
Town
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Location of Maringouin in Iberville Parish, Louisiana
Location of Maringouin in Iberville Parish, Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Iberville
Area
 • Total 0.74 sq mi (1.91 km2)
 • Land 0.74 sq mi (1.91 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
20 ft (6 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,098
 • Estimate 
(2020)
966
 • Density 1,346.88/sq mi (519.88/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 225
FIPS code 22-48610

Maringouin is a town in Iberville Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 1,098 at the 2010 census, down from 1,262 at the 2000 census. At the 2020 population estimates program, its population was 966. It is part of the Baton Rouge metropolitan statistical area.

Geography

Maringouin is located at 30°29′27″N 91°31′8″W / 30.49083°N 91.51889°W / 30.49083; -91.51889 (30.490911, -91.519023).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 447
1920 399 −10.7%
1930 518 29.8%
1940 708 36.7%
1950 898 26.8%
1960 1,168 30.1%
1970 1,365 16.9%
1980 1,291 −5.4%
1990 1,149 −11.0%
2000 1,262 9.8%
2010 1,098 −13.0%
2020 (est.) 966 −12.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

The 2020 population estimates program determined 966 people lived in the town. The racial and ethnic makeup of the town was 87.2% Black and African American and 12.8% non-Hispanic white. The median household income was $40,701 and 24.2% of the population lived at or below the poverty line. Males had a median income of $55,724 and $44,792 at the 2019 American Community Survey.

At the 2000 United States census, there were 1,262 people, 421 households, and 327 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,691.3 people per square mile (649.7/km2). There were 458 housing units at an average density of 613.8 per square mile (235.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 20.13% White, 79.40% African American, 0.08% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.08% of the population.

There were 421 households, out of which 40.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 27.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.1% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.43.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 33.1% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 80.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,816, and the median income for a family was $28,359. Males had a median income of $27,917 versus $19,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,817. About 27.5% of families and 31.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.2% of those under age 18 and 22.1% of those age 65 or over.

Other information

The name, which is Cajun French in origin and means "mosquito", is pronounced mah-ring-gwin.

Notable people

  • Rick Ward III, state senator from District 17 since 2012
  • Oliver Eric Guerin, (October 23, 1924 – March 21, 1993) an American Hall of Fame jockey
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