Youngsville, Louisiana

Youngsville, Louisiana

Geobox City
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state = Louisiana
region = Lafayette
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Youngsville is a city in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 5,289 as of the 2005 Census Bureau estimates. [] It is part of the Lafayette Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Youngsville today still reflects its history in its people, culture, traditions, and architecture. It was settled in the early 1800’s by French Acadian farmers. Prior to 1839, George Roy and his son, Desire, laid out the area and named the community “Royville.” The settlement had grown by 1859 large enough to establish one of the oldest Catholic Churches in Lafayette Parish; St. Anne Catholic Church, and had named its oldest street, Church Street. In 1908, the community had grown to village status and the U.S. Post Office requested that the community’s name be changed. The village was named “Youngsville,” meaning young village, and incorporated. It chose a democratic government, an elected Mayor and three Aldermen, to govern its people.

The Village continued to develop and on January 20, 1983, Louisiana Governor David C. Treen declared the village a town. The town chose as its governing body, a Mayor and five Aldermen to accommodate its population.

Youngsville has been the fastest growing town in Louisiana from 1990 to 2005. Its population has increased by over 300 percent. Because of its growth, Youngsville was declared a city by Governor Kathleen Blanco.

Although the city has extended its boundaries and expanded its services, Youngsville has remained a rural city surrounded by sugarcane farms which enjoy the unique atmosphere of an urban area of the City of Lafayette, Louisiana. []

Youngsville was the home of Patrick LeBlanc (1954-2008), a prominent Lafayette businessman who was president of LCS Correctional Services, Inc., and a leader in the Lafayette Parish Republican Party.


The creaters of the River Ranch development in Lafayette, Louisiana have started a new mixed use planned community in Youngsville. Called [ Sugar Mill Pond] , it will be home to over 2,000 housing units, a school, and town center with commercial establishments.

The construction of the Youngsville Parkway Project is to begin in the spring of 2007. The Parkway will begin near the Baker Hughes Complex in Broussard, Louisiana and end at the intersection of HWY 92 and Chemin Metarie. A section of the project will pass thru the Sugar Mill Pond development and a new shopping complex will be anchored by Lafayette Parish's first Rouse's Grocery Store along the Parkway. []


Youngsville is located at coor dms|30|6|2|N|91|59|27|W|city (30.100595, -91.990707)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.7 square miles (17.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 3,992 people, 1,386 households, and 1,089 families residing in the town. The population density was 597.3 people per square mile (230.7/km²). There were 1,507 housing units at an average density of 225.5/sq mi (87.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 88.00% White, 10.05% African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.25% Pacific Islander, 0.50% from other races, and 0.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.68% of the population.

There were 1,386 households out of which 47.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.4% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.4% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the town the population was spread out with 32.1% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 37.3% from 25 to 44, 16.6% from 45 to 64, and 6.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 102.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $47,303, and the median income for a family was $55,689. Males had a median income of $41,700 versus $30,710 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,480. About 10.5% of families and 12.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.9% of those under age 18 and 17.6% of those age 65 or over.


External links

* [ City of Youngsville]
* [ Sugar Mill Pond Development]
* [ Youngsville Parkway Project Presentation]

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