Slaughter is a village in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 1,011 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The name of the city figures in the title of Michael Ondaatje
's novel about legendary jazz player Buddy Bolden
: Coming Through Slaughter
Slaughter is located at (30.716484, -91.144506).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 14.2 km² (5.5 mi²). 14.2 km² (5.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.18% is water.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 1,011 people, 359 households, and 286 families residing in the village. The population density
was 71.2/km² (184.3/mi²). There were 376 housing units at an average density of 26.5/km² (68.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 94.56% White
, 3.56% African American
, 0.99% Native American
, 0.10% Asian
, 0.40% from other races
, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 0.79% of the population.
There were 359 households out of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.6% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.1% were non-families. 16.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.17.
In the village the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 101.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.3 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $44,896, and the median income for a family was $46,932. Males had a median income of $34,375 versus $21,141 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,457. About 3.4% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.
East Feliciana Parish School Board
serves Slaughter. Slaughter Elementary School
is located in Slaughter.