Grambling, Louisiana

Grambling, Louisiana

Geobox Town
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state = Louisiana
region = Lincoln
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Grambling is a town in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 4,693 at the 2000 census. The town is home to Grambling State University.

Grambling is part of the Ruston Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Grambling is located at coor dms|32|31|39|N|92|42|50|W|city (32.527427, -92.713987)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.5 square miles (14.3 km²), of which, 5.5 square miles (14.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.36%) is water.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 4,693 people, 1,173 households, and 649 families residing in the town. The population density was 855.4 people per square mile (330.1/km²). There were 1,408 housing units at an average density of 256.6/sq mi (99.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 1.07% White, 97.10% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.53% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.98% of the population.

There were 1,173 households out of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 28.0% were married couples living together, 22.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.6% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.99.

The age distribution of the population is: 13.4% under the age of 18, 54.9% from 18 to 24, 12.8% from 25 to 44, 11.2% from 45 to 64, and 7.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. Both the age distribution and median age are typical of college towns. For every 100 females there are 84.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $19,331, and the median income for a family was $27,857. Males had a median income of $22,417 versus $20,842 for females. The per capita income for the town was $8,903. About 30.1% of families and 40.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 48.4% of those under age 18 and 13.6% of those age 65 or over.

Arts and culture

Grambling Memorial Gardens

Education

Grambling State University

Notable natives and residents

* Coach Eddie Robinson, Legendary football coach

* Faith M. Hunter, First Runner Up to Miss Louisiana (2 years in a row). Owner of Shakti Mind Body Studio in Washington, DC (yoga).

References


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