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Folsom is a village in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 716 at the 2010 census. The town is named after the wife of Grover Cleveland, Frances Folsom. It is part of the New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Folsom is located along Louisiana Highway 25 approximately 12 miles north-northwest of Covington.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.3 km), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 525 people, 197 households, and 142 families in the village. The population density was 344.0 inhabitants per square mile (132.8/km2). There were 222 housing units at an average density of 145.4 per square mile (56.1/km). The racial makeup of the village was 72.95% White, 24.95% African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.38% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.43% of the population.
Of the 197 households 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 24.4% of households were one person and 10.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.18.
The age distribution was 27.2% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% 65 or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.
The median household income was $33,889 and the median family income was $42,500. Males had a median income of $24,167 versus $19,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,982. About 13.6% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.3% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.
St. Tammany Parish Public Schools serves Folsom residents. Folsom Elementary School in Folsom serves grades K-5.