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Population (year 2000): 6,753. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,160 (-8.8% change)
Males: 3,308 (49.0%), Females: 3,445 (51.0%)

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Median resident age: 33.7 years
Median household income: $23,864 (year 2000)
Median house value: $59,800 (year 2000)

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Races in Leesville:

  • White Non-Hispanic (53.6%)
  • Black (35.3%)
  • Hispanic (4.9%)
  • Two or more races (2.8%)
  • American Indian (2.3%)
  • Other race (2.3%)
  • Korean (0.8%)
  • Filipino (0.6%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (11.4%), German (8.3%), Irish (6.2%), English (5.1%), French (3.0%), Italian (2.0%).

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Elevation: 254 feet

Land area: 5.5 square miles

Leesville,

For population 25 years and over in Leesville

  • High school or higher: 73.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 10.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Leesville city

  • Never married: 27.4%
  • Now married: 45.1%
  • Separated: 4.9%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

5.6% Foreign born (3.2% Asia, 1.7% Europe, 0.7% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -1,198 (-15.1%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charles, LA Lake (64.4 miles pop. 71,757).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: LA Shreveport, (97.8 miles pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (173.7 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Llano, LA (2.1 miles New Polk North, LA (7.6 miles Fort Polk South, LA (7.8 miles Fort LA (9.0 miles Anacoco, LA (15.3 miles Hornbeck, LA (15.5 miles Rosepine, LA (19.0 miles Simpson, Ridder, LA (20.2 miles De


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 2 buildings, average cost: $52,500
  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $76,200
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $50,800
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $50,800
  • 2002: 29 buildings, average cost: $23,300
  • 2003: 25 buildings, average cost: $24,100
  • 2004: 22 buildings, average cost: $22,700
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $84,100

Latitude: 31.14 N, Longitude: 93.27 W


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.8%), Retail trade (16.5%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (13.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,115 (+46.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,043 (41.2%)


 

Crime in Leesville by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 0 1 2
    per 100,000 14.8 0.0 14.8 29.6
Rapes 3 5 6 3
    per 100,000 44.4 74.0 88.8 44.4
Robberies 5 5 4 5
    per 100,000 74.0 74.0 59.2 74.0
Assaults 31 46 53 36
    per 100,000 459.1 681.2 784.8 533.1
Burglaries 79 53 50 57
    per 100,000 1169.9 784.8 740.4 844.1
Thefts 354 360 331 292
    per 100,000 5242.1 5331.0 4901.5 4324.0
Auto thefts 6 7 7 7
    per 100,000 88.8 103.7 103.7 103.7
445.3 464.5 481.3 416.6


Average climate in Leesville, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Leesville,

Leesville-area historical tornado activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 82% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/3/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.0 miles away from the Leesville city center killed 9 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 11/16/1957, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 30.8 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Keith Smith - 2005 NFL player (Detroit Lions, born: Mar 20, 1980), Eric Woods - College basketball player (Louisiana Tech Bulldogs).


Hospitals/medical centers in Leesville:
  • BYRD REGIONAL HOSPITAL (1020 FERTITTA BLVD)
  • TRI PARISH REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (8088 HAWKS ROAD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Leesville:
  • BEAUREGARD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; DERIDDER, LA)
  • SABINE MEDICAL CENTER (about 32 miles; MANY, LA)
  • SABINE COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 36 miles; HEMPHILL, TX)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Leesville:
  • POLK AAF (about 10 miles; FORT POLK, LA; ID: POE)
  • ALEXANDRIA INTL (about 53 miles; ALEXANDRIA, LA; ID: AEX)
  • CHENNAULT INTL (about 66 miles; LAKE CHARLES, LA; ID: CWF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Leesville:
  • LEESVILLE (about 5 miles; LEESVILLE, LA; ID: L39)
  • BEAUREGARD PARISH (about 23 miles; DE RIDDER, LA; ID: DRI)
  • HART (about 31 miles; MANY, LA; ID: 3R4)


Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3 $4,954 $19,816 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 28 $42,276 $18,118 1 $156
Firefighters 13 $22,174 $20,468 0 $0
Streets and Highways 14 $19,334 $16,572 1 $830
Airports 1 $1,822 $21,864 0 $0
Health 1 $1,278 $15,336 1 $996
Other Government Administration 2 $4,788 $28,728 7 $3,100
Judicial and Legal 0 $0   7 $4,450
Other and Unallocable 9 $14,446 $19,261 5 $4,384
Water Supply 8 $11,444 $17,166 3 $1,572
Sewerage 4 $7,642 $22,926 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 4 $5,240 $15,720 3 $2,676
Totals for Government 87 $135,398 $18,675 28 $18,164


College/University in Leesville:
  • LOUISIANA TECHNICAL COLLEGE-LAMAR SALTER CAMPUS (Full-time enrollment: 179; Location: 15014 LAKE CHARLES HWY; Public)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Leesville:
  • NORTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA (about 44 miles; NATCHITOCHES, LA; Full-time enrollment: 7,710)
  • MCNEESE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 61 miles; LAKE CHARLES, LA; FT enrollment: 6,460)
  • LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY-SHREVEPORT (about 87 miles; SHREVEPORT, LA; FT enrollment: 3,059)
  • LAMAR UNIVERSITY-BEAUMONT (about 98 miles; BEAUMONT, TX; FT enrollment: 8,888)
  • STEPHEN F AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 100 miles; NACOGDOCHES, TX; FT enrollment: 10,217)
  • BOSSIER PARISH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 102 miles; BOSSIER CITY, LA; FT enrollment: 2,743)
  • GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY (about 103 miles; GRAMBLING, LA; FT enrollment: 4,299)
Public high schools in Leesville:
  • LEESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 938; Location: 502 BERRY AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • PICKERING HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 509; Location: 180 LEBLEU ROAD; Grades: 07 - 12)
  • VERNON PARISH OPTIONAL SCHOOL (Students: 42; Location: 401 NOLAN TRACE; Grades: 07 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Leesville:
  • PICKERING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 879; Location: 116 LEBLEU ROAD; Grades: PK - 06)
  • SOUTH POLK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 641; Location: 1665 LOUISIANA AVENUE ENTRANCE; Grades: 02 - 04)
  • LEESVILLE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 621; Location: 480 BERRY AVENUE; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • VERNON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 616; Location: 1410 NONA STREET; Grades: 05 - 06)
  • EAST LEESVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 520; Location: 203 BELVIEW ROAD; Grades: KG - 02)
  • HICKS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 306; Location: 1296 HICKS SCHOOL ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • WEST LEESVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 291; Location: 1200 ABE ALLEN MEMORIAL DRIVE; Grades: 03 - 04)
  • WEST LEESVILLE PRESCHOOL (Students: 150; Location: 1100 ABE ALLEN MEMORIAL DRIVE; Grades: PK - PK)
  • LEESVILLE DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER (Students: 16; Location: 401 WEST TEXAS HIGHWAY; Grades: KG - 12)
Private primary/middle school in Leesville:
  • FIRST ASSEMBLY CHRISTIAN ACADE (Students: 166; Location: 1201 S 9TH ST; Grades: PK - 6)
Library in Leesville:
  • VERNON PARISH LIBRARY (Operating income: $742,622; Location: 1401 NOLAN TRACE; 113,087 books; 3,012 audio materials; 7,327 video materials; 282 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Leesville: Leesville Industrial Park (A), Vernon Parish Courthouse (B), Paul Lawrence Dunbar Public Library (C).

Shopping Center: Berrytown Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Leesville include: First Saint Paul Baptist Church (A), First Christian Church (B), First Assembly of God Church (C), Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church (D), Emanuel Baptist Church (E), Saint Michaels Catholic Church (F), Leonidas Polk Memorial Church (G), Leesville Church of the Nazarene (H).

Reservoir: Morris Lake (A).

Parks in Leesville include: Leesville Community Recreation Center (1), Magnolia Park (2), Myrtle Park (3), Gilbert Field (4).


Leesville compared to Louisiana state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Leesville:
  • KLLA (1570 AM; 1 kW; LEESVILLE, LA; Owner: PENE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDLA (1010 AM; 1 kW; DE RIDDER, LA; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KWDF (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; BALL, LA; Owner: BALL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KJMJ (580 AM; 5 kW; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTXJ (1350 AM; 5 kW; JASPER, TX; Owner: LASTING VALUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KLVI (560 AM; 5 kW; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • KLCL (1470 AM; 5 kW; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Leesville:
  • KJAE (93.5 FM; LEESVILLE, LA; Owner: PENE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KUMX (106.7 FM; NORTH FORT POLK, LA; Owner: WEST CENTRAL BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • KROK (95.7 FM; SOUTH FORT POLK, LA; Owner: WEST CENTRAL BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KVVP (105.7 FM; LEESVILLE, LA; Owner: STANNARD BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KNUF (92.1 FM; DE RIDDER, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAVK (89.3 FM; MANY, LA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Leesville:
  • K51FO (Channel 51; LEESVILLE, LA; Owner: WHITE KNIGHT B/CING. OF NATCHEZ LICENSE CORP.)
  • K61GO (Channel 61; HICKS, LA; Owner: WHITE KNIGHT B/CING. OF NATCHEZ LICENSE CORP.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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