Folsom, Louisiana

Folsom is a village in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 716 at the 2010 census.[5] The town is named after the wife of Grover Cleveland, Frances Folsom.[6] It is part of the New OrleansMetairieKenner Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Folsom, Louisiana
Village
Location of Folsom in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Folsom in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Coordinates: 30°37′50″N 90°11′41″W / 30.63056°N 90.19472°W / 30.63056; -90.19472Coordinates: 30°37′50″N 90°11′41″W / 30.63056°N 90.19472°W / 30.63056; -90.19472[1]
CountryUnited States
StateLouisiana
ParishSt. Tammany
Government
 • MayorLance Willie (R)[2]
Area
 • Total1.67 sq mi (4.33 km2)
 • Land1.66 sq mi (4.31 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation157 ft (48 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total716
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
862
 • Density518.03/sq mi (199.97/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)985
FIPS code22-26140
GNIS feature ID2407456 [1]
Websitewww.villageoffolsom.com

GeographyEdit

Folsom is located along Louisiana Highway 25 approximately 12 miles north-northwest of Covington.[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.3 km2), all land.

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950166
196022535.5%
197024910.7%
198031928.1%
199046947.0%
200052511.9%
201071636.4%
2019 (est.)862[4]20.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 525 people, 197 households, and 142 families in the village. The population density was 344.0 inhabitants per square mile (132.5/km2). There were 222 housing units at an average density of 145.4 per square mile (56.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 72.95% White, 24.95% African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.38% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.43% of the population.

Of the 197 households 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 24.4% of households were one person and 10.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.18.

The age distribution was 27.2% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% 65 or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.

The median household income was $33,889 and the median family income was $42,500. Males had a median income of $24,167 versus $19,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,982. About 13.6% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.3% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.

EducationEdit

St. Tammany Parish Public Schools serves Folsom residents. Folsom Elementary School in Folsom serves grades K-5.[10]

Notable PeopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Village of Folsom, Louisiana
  2. ^ "Election Returns: St. Tammany Parish:". Louisiana Secretary of State. November 6, 2018. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  3. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  5. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Folsom village, Louisiana". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 21, 2012.
  6. ^ "Welcome to Folsom, Louisiana Online!". Folsom Government Website. Archived from the original on May 10, 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-31.
  7. ^ Louisiana Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 3rd ed., 2010, p. 47 ISBN 0899332862
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-06-16.
  10. ^ Folsom Elementary School Boundary. St. Tammany Parish Public Schools
  11. ^ Hendrix, John (November 14, 2014). "New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Ravens Connections". Whodatdish.

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