- Shongaloo, Louisiana
name = Village of Shongaloo
category = Village
country = United States
state = Louisiana
region = Webster
region_type = Parish
area_imperial = 7.9
area_land_imperial = 7.9
area_water_imperial = 0.0
area_water_percentage = auto
area_percentage_round = 2
area_round = 1
lat_d = 32
lat_m = 56
lat_s = 17
lat_NS = N
long_d = 93
long_m = 17
long_s = 54
long_EW = W
elevation_imperial = 256
elevation_round = 1
population_as_of = 2000
population = 162
population_density_imperial = 20.5
population_density_round = 1
timezone = CST
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
area_code = 318
map_caption = Location of Shongaloo in Louisiana
map_locator = Louisiana
map1 = Map of USA LA.svg
map1_caption = Location of Louisiana in the United States
Shongaloo is located at coor dms|32|56|17|N|93|17|54|W|city (32.938129, -93.298369)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 20.6 km²(7.9 mi²). 20.5 km² (7.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.38%) is water.
Shongaloo has one school and one corner store, and is located 12 miles from a grocery store. Shongaloo is a small village but has one of the largest city limits in Louisiana.
Six highways run through Shongaloo. They are LA 159, LA 2, ALT LA 2, LA 615, LA 157, And LA 808.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 162 people, 65 households, and 47 families residing in the village. The population densitywas 7.9/km² (20.5/mi²). There were 77 housing units at an average density of 3.8/km² (9.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.15% White, 0.62% Native American, and 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.62% of the population.
There were 65 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.2% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.83.
In the village the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 22.8% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 21.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 105.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.8 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $41,250, and the median income for a family was $48,750. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $22,500 for females. The
per capita incomefor the village was $20,809. About 5.0% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 18.8% of those sixty five or over.
Shongaloo has 1 school located on ALT 2 in Downtown.It is Shongaloo High School.Its school colors are orange and black.
Notable natives and residents
* Daniel Branton, Parey Branton's son, mayor of Shongaloo
* Parey Pershing Branton, Sr., former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, the Webster Parish
School Board, and mayor of Shongaloo
Talmadge L. Heflin, born in Shongaloo, is a former Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives.
* Franklin Sims, son of Samuel "Sammy" and Sheila Sims, noted reptile expert of the
* [http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?country=US&address=&city=Shongaloo&state=LA Mapquest for Shongaloo]
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