Tickfaw was founded in 1852 and is a village in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 694 at the 2010 census and Tickfaw is part of the Hammond Micropolitan Statistical Area. It was originally inhabited by Italian-American immigrants and continues to have a distinct Italian-American heritage.
Tickfaw is an Indian name meaning "Rest Among the Pines." It derives from a contraction of the Choctaw words tiak "pine" and foha "rest" or "ease".
The Village was incorporated in 1957 under the leadership of Joe Greco, who later became the first Mayor. The governing body consists of the Mayor, Board of Aldermen and an elected Chief of Police.
Tickfaw is located at 30°34′35″N 90°29′14″W (30.576266, -90.487259).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 617 people, 241 households, and 166 families residing in the village. The population density was 389.7 inhabitants per square mile (150.8/km2). There were 261 housing units at an average density of 164.9 per square mile (63.8/km2).