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Population (year 2000): 8,145. Estimated population in July 2005: 8,250 (+1.3% change)
Males: 3,753 (46.1%), Females: 4,392 (53.9%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 34.4 years
Median household income: $12,917 (year 2000)
Median house value: $48,500 (year 2000)

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Races in Ville Platte:

  • Black (58.7%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (40.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)

Ancestries: French (12.7%), United States (7.4%), French Canadian (6.3%), Irish (1.7%), English (1.6%), German (1.6%).

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Elevation: 72 feet

Land area: 3.1 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Ville Platte

  • High school or higher: 49.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 15.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ville Platte city

  • Never married: 31.1%
  • Now married: 44.4%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

0.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -1,044 (-11.4%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: LA Lafayette, (37.0 miles pop. 110,257).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rouge, LA Baton (79.8 miles pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (222.8 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: LA (8.7 miles Chataignier, LA Mamou, (10.4 miles Prairie, LA Pine (11.8 miles LA Washington, (15.9 miles Creek, LA (16.0 miles Turkey LA Eunice, (16.6 miles LA (17.3 miles Opelousas, LA (19.4 miles Bunkie,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 7 buildings, average cost: $38,500
  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $103,700
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $103,700
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $86,500
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $86,500
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $73,900
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $73,900
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $276,000
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $73,000
  • 2005: 21 buildings, average cost: $74,700

Latitude: 30.69 N, Longitude: 92.28 W

Area code: 337


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (33.7%), Retail trade (14.3%), Manufacturing (10.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,641 (+20.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,074 (56.4%)

Average climate in Ville Platte, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Ville Platte-area historical tornado activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 108% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/9/1983, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.5 miles away from the Ville Platte city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 1/31/1983, a category 3 tornado 18.2 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Danny Ardoin - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Colorado Rockies, born: Jul 8, 1974).


Main business address for: CITIZENS BANCSHARES INC /LA/ (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).


Hospital/medical center in Ville Platte:
  • VILLE PLATTE MEDICAL CENTER (800 E MAIN)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Ville Platte:
  • SAVOY MEDICAL CENTER (about 12 miles; MAMOU, LA)
  • ST LANDRY EXTENDED CARE HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; OPELOUSAS, LA)
  • EUNICE COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER (about 17 miles; EUNICE, LA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Ville Platte:
  • LAFAYETTE REGIONAL (about 40 miles; LAFAYETTE, LA; ID: LFT)
  • ALEXANDRIA INTL (about 47 miles; ALEXANDRIA, LA; ID: AEX)
  • ACADIANA REGIONAL (about 53 miles; NEW IBERIA, LA; ID: ARA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Ville Platte:
  • ST LANDRY PARISH-AHART FIELD (about 17 miles; OPELOUSAS, LA; ID: OPL)
  • BUNKIE MUNICIPAL (about 19 miles; BUNKIE, LA; ID: 2R6)
  • EUNICE (about 20 miles; EUNICE, LA; ID: 4R7)

Local government website:
College/University in Ville Platte:
  • LOUISIANA TECHNICAL COLLEGE-CHARLES B COREIL (Full-time enrollment: 160; Location: 1124 VOCATIONAL DR; Public)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ville Platte:
  • UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE (about 39 miles; LAFAYETTE, LA; Full-time enrollment: 13,673)
  • SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY AND A & M COLLEGE (about 76 miles; BATON ROUGE, LA; FT enrollment: 8,399)
  • LOUISIANA STATE UNIV & AG & MECH & HEBERT LAWS CTR (about 78 miles; BATON ROUGE, LA; FT enrollment: 28,696)
  • MCNEESE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 79 miles; LAKE CHARLES, LA; FT enrollment: 6,460)
  • NORTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA (about 92 miles; NATCHITOCHES, LA; FT enrollment: 7,710)
  • ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 114 miles; ALCORN STATE, MS; FT enrollment: 2,594)
  • NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 118 miles; THIBODAUX, LA; FT enrollment: 6,244)
Public high school in Ville Platte:
  • VILLE PLATTE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 693; Location: 210 WEST COTTON STREET; Grades: 07 - 12)
Private high school in Ville Platte:
  • SACRED HEART HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 290; Location: 114 TROJAN LANE; Grades: 9 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Ville Platte:
  • VIDRINE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 609; Location: 5094 VIDRINE ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • JAMES STEPHENS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 604; Location: 1500 MARTIN LUTHER KING DRIVE; Grades: 03 - 06)
  • VILLE PLATTE LOWER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 522; Location: 708 HIGH SCHOOL DRIVE; Grades: PK - 02)
  • BAYOU CHICOT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 484; Location: 4576 US HIGHWAY 167 NORTH; Grades: 04 - 12)
  • HESTER HEATH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 277; Location: 4810 US HIGHWAY 167 NORTH; Grades: PK - 03)
  • EVANGELINE CENTRAL SCHOOL (Location: 4587 VIDRINE ROAD; Grades: N - N )
Private primary/middle schools in Ville Platte:
  • SACRED HEART ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 570; Location: 532 EAST MAIN STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 94; Location: 607 PROSPER ST; Grades: PK - 6)
Library in Ville Platte:
  • EVANGELINE PARISH LIBRARY (Operating income: $394,605; Location: 242 WEST MAIN STREET; 83,436 books; 443 audio materials; 2,906 video materials; 101 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Ville Platte: Maison De Sante Nursing Home (A), Evangeline Parish Courthouse (B), Evangeline Parish Library (C), Northside Community Center (D), Ville Platte City Hall (E).

Shopping Centers: Parkview Shopping Center (1), Highland Shopping Center (2).

Churches in Ville Platte include: Sacred Heart Catholic Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), New Life Assembly of God Church (C), Saint Joseph Catholic Church (D), Agape Christian Fellowship Church (E), Refuge Temple Church (F), Saint Paul Baptist Church (G), Ville Platte Church of Christ (H).

Park in Ville Platte: Southside City Park (1).

Post office: (A).  


Ville Platte compared to Louisiana state average:
  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Ville Platte:
  • KVPI (1050 AM; 0 kW; VILLE PLATTE, LA; Owner: VILLE PLATTE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KDYS (1520 AM; 10 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJMJ (580 AM; 5 kW; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • KWDF (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; BALL, LA; Owner: BALL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KVOL (1330 AM; 5 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSLO (1230 AM; 1 kW; OPELOUSAS, LA; Owner: KSLO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KEUN (1490 AM; 1 kW; EUNICE, LA; Owner: TRI-PARISH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ville Platte:
  • KVPI-FM (92.5 FM; VILLE PLATTE, LA; Owner: VILLE PLATTE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KZMZ (96.9 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSMB (94.5 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJJB (105.5 FM; EUNICE, LA; Owner: TRI-PARISH BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KRVS (88.7 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE)
  • KBON (101.1 FM; MAMOU, LA; Owner: ROSE ANN MARX)
  • KKST (98.7 FM; OAKDALE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRRV-FM (100.3 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAJN-FM (102.9 FM; CROWLEY, LA; Owner: RICE CAPITAL BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KRXE (105.9 FM; OPELOUSAS, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBXG (99.5 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQIS (102.1 FM; BASILE, LA; Owner: THIRD PARTNER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNEK-FM (104.7 FM; WASHINGTON, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KEZP (104.3 FM; BUNKIE, LA; Owner: OWENSVILLE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KBEB-FM (106.7 FM; RAYNE, LA; Owner: BROADCAST PARTNERS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ville Platte:
  • KLFY-TV (Channel 10; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KLFY, L.P.)
  • KLPB-TV (Channel 24; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KATC (Channel 3; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KATC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KADN (Channel 15; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KADN-15, INC.)
  • K50FI (Channel 50; OPELOUSAS, LA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • K69HD (Channel 69; CHURCH POINT, LA; Owner: GULF MANAGEMENT II, L.L.C.)
  • KALB-TV (Channel 5; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KPLC (Channel 7; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • K60GE (Channel 60; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KDCG-LP (Channel 22; OPELOUSAS, LA; Owner: ACADIANA CABLE ADVERTISING, INC.)
  • KAGN-LP (Channel 65; CROWLEY, LA; Owner: RICE CAPITAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KLAF-LP (Channel 62; OPELOUSAS, LA; Owner: WNTZ-48, INC.)
  • K67GL (Channel 67; BUNKIE, LA; Owner: WHITE KNIGHT B/CING. OF NATCHEZ LICENSE CORP.)

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