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Louisiana, Missouri
—  City  —
Location of Louisiana, Missouri
Coordinates: 39°26′45″N 91°3′24″W / 39.44583°N 91.05667°W / 39.44583; -91.05667
Country United States
State Missouri
County Pike
Area
 - Total 3.4 sq mi (8.9 km2)
 - Land 3.1 sq mi (8.1 km2)
 - Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation 486 ft (148 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 3,863
 - Density 1,234.4/sq mi (476.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 63353
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-44174[1]
GNIS feature ID 0729544[2]

Louisiana is a city in Pike County, Missouri, United States. The population was 3,863 at the 2000 census. Louisiana is located in northeast Missouri, on the Mississippi River south of Hannibal. An ammonia plant here was converted to study and produce synthetic fuels. Louisiana is home to the Louisiana Country Colorfest.

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History

Louisiana’s first settler John Bryson built the first residence in 1817 and 1818 sold some land to Samuel Caldwell and Joel Shaw, this area became the original plat of Louisiana which was mainly river-front property. Louisiana boasts nearly 4,000 residents, many whom are descendants of the early settlers.

Louisiana’s streets are lined with numerous beautiful antebellum homes revealing their architectural charm of years past, many which are listed on the National Historical Register of Historic Places. The State Department of Natural Resources has noted that Louisiana Missouri has "the most intact Victorian Streetscape in the state of Missouri". Downtown Louisiana commonly known as the Georgia Street Historical District is listed as well on the National Historical Register of Historic Places.

Louisiana is one of three communities forming the 50 Miles of Art corridor, linked by history, heritage & Route 79; Louisiana, Clarksville and Hannibal are home to many fine artists, crafts-persons and artisans where they use their skills to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces. Traveling Route 79 from Clarksville through Louisiana to Hannibal one may enjoy the breathtaking views of the Mississippi River, soaring rock cliffs, rolling hills and colorful landscape. The community was named for Louisiana Basye, daughter of local settlersand is the oldest town in Pike County.

Geography

Louisiana is located at 39°26′45″N 91°3′24″W / 39.44583°N 91.05667°W / 39.44583; -91.05667 (39.445833, -91.056584)[3]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.9 km²), of which, 3.1 square miles (8.1 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it (8.48%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,863 people, 1,590 households, and 1,006 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,234.4 people per square mile (476.5/km²). There were 1,843 housing units at an average density of 588.9/sq mi (227.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.27% White, 5.72% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 2.20% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.93% of the population.

There were 1,590 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 21.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,467, and the median income for a family was $37,939. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $19,167 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,623. About 15.6% of families and 20.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.7% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.

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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

LOUISIANA, a city of Pike county, Missouri, U.S.A., situated below the mouth of the Salt river, on the western bank of the Mississippi, about90 m. N. of St Louis. Pop. (1900) 5131, of whom 1075 were negroes and 161 were foreign-born; there is also a considerable suburban population. Louisiana is served by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy and the Chicago & Alton railways, and by several lines of river steamboats. The river is spanned here by a railway bridge. The city is laid out fairly regularly in the river valley and on bluffs along the river, and has attractive residential districts, commanding good views. It has very active and varied industries, and is a trade centre for a large grainand fruit-producing and stock-raising region, and has one of the largest nurseries in the United States. Louisiana was laid out in 1818, was the county-seat from that date until 1825, was incorporated as a town in 1845 and was chartered as a city in 1849.


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