Donaldsonville is a city which lies on the west bank of the Mississippi River in Louisiana. It is located at the starting point of Bayou Lafourche which stretches down through southern Louisiana and reaches the Gulf of Mexico. The total length of Bayou Lafourche is 104 miles, from the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico, and joins the city of Donaldsonville with Houma and Thibodaux.
The city covers a total area of 2.5 sq miles and has a population of 7,605 inhabitants as per the 2000 census. There are more of African Americans as compared to Whites in the city. Though small in size, the city has numerous historic places to visit. Donaldsonville is more than 200 years old and is the oldest cities of Louisiana with some of the homes and buildings more than a hundred years old. The city has an elevation of 26 feet above sea level with excellent drainage.
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