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Village of Quitman
Village
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Jackson
Elevation 194 ft (59.1 m)
Coordinates 32°20′48″N 92°43′21″W / 32.34667°N 92.7225°W / 32.34667; -92.7225
Area 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 - land 0.9 sq mi (2 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 168 (2000)
Density 180.3 /sq mi (69.6 /km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 318
Location of Quitman in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States

Quitman is a village in Jackson Parish, Louisiana, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the village population was 168. Quitman is 15 miles south of Ruston on U.S. Highway 167, and 9 miles north of Jonesboro, the parish seat of Jackson Parish. It is also adjacent to the Jackson Bienville Wildlife Area.

Quitman is part of the Ruston Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Stuart David Toms (born 1941) is a former basketball player at the University of Louisiana at Monroe under coach Lenny Fant, who became a Baptist minister in Quitman.

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Geography

Quitman is located at 32°20′48″N 92°43′21″W / 32.34667°N 92.7225°W / 32.34667; -92.7225 (32.346643, -92.722548)[1]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.4 km² (0.9 mi²), all land.

Media

The only internet access available is dial-up or satellite service. DSL is available to a few residents.

Education

The Quitman High School is a public K-12 academic school. Classified by the LHSAA as a Class B school. The mascot is the Wolverine.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 168 people, 69 households, and 48 families residing in the village. The population density was 69.7/km² (180.3/mi²). There were 76 housing units at an average density of 31.6/km² (81.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.40% White and 0.60% African American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.19% of the population.

There were 69 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.3% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 84.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $39,167, and the median income for a family was $39,583. Males had a median income of $36,875 versus $17,000 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,182. About 11.8% of families and 12.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 6.5% of those sixty five or over.

References

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
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