Cut Off (historically named
La Coupe) is a census-designated
place (CDP) on the Bayou
Lafourche in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, United
The population was 5,635 at the 2000 census
. It is part of the
Cut Off's ZIP code is 70345, the Area
Code is 985 and local telephone prefixes are 325, 632, 693.
Cut Off is located at (29.515201, -90.333839).
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the CDP has a total area of
14.9 square miles (38.5 km²), of which, 14.8 square
miles (38.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles
(0.3 km²) of it (0.74%) is water.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 5,635
people, 2,033 households, and 1,608 families residing in the CDP.
The population density
people per square mile (147.4/km²). There were 2,136 housing units
at an average density of 144.7/sq mi (55.9/km²). The racial
makeup of the CDP was 91.41% White
, 1.12% African American
, 0.04% Pacific Islander
, 1.10% from
, and 1.30%
from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 2.13% of the
There were 2,033 households out of which 39.2% had children under
the age of 18 living with them, 66.0% were married couples
living together, 8.6% had a female
householder with no husband present, and 20.9% were non-families.
18.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had
someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average
household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.12.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age
of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to
64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was
35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.7 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.1 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $38,077, and the
median income for a family was $42,986. Males had a median income
of $35,994 versus $19,225 for females. The per capita income
for the CDP was $16,353.
About 7.3% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the
, including 9.6% of those
under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over.
Notable natives and residents
- A particular section of the town is known as Côte Blanche,
French for "White Coast" because of a statistically abnormal number
of white painted homes that lined Bayou Lafourche for much of the
early and mid 1900's.