Dubberly, Louisiana

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Coordinates: 32°32′23″N 93°14′16″W / 32.53972°N 93.23778°W / 32.53972; -93.23778
Village of Dubberly
Village
U.S. Post Office, Dubberly, LA IMG 0368.JPG
U.S. Post Office in Dubberly
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Webster
Elevation 249 ft (75.9 m)
Coordinates 32°32′23″N 93°14′16″W / 32.53972°N 93.23778°W / 32.53972; -93.23778
Area 3.9 sq mi (10.1 km2)
 - land 3.9 sq mi (10 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 290 (2000)
Density 73.8 / sq mi (28.5 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 318
Location of Dubberly in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Dubberly, LA, welcome sign IMG 0367.JPG
Dubberly Town Hall
Dubberly General Store
Fellowship Baptist Church in Dubberly; Dr. Rick Wolfe pastor (2010)

Dubberly is a village in Webster Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 290 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Minden Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Former Governor Robert F. Kennon was born in Dubberly in 1902 but reared in Minden. James Burton, a rock and roll/Country music guitarist, was born in Dubberly in 1939.

Robert L. Frye, the Republican nominee for state education superintendent in 1972, was a former principal at Dubberly High School.[1]

Gene Reynolds, the current District 10 state representative, a Democrat, resides in Dubberly.

SGT Joshua Tomlinson Interchange[edit]

On September 11, 2013, the Joshua B. Tomlinson Interchange at Interstate 20 and Louisiana State Highway 531 between Minden and Dubberly was dedicated in honor of United States Army sergeant Joshua Tomlinson, who was killed in the line of duty in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Tomlinson (born c. 1986) perished in a suicide bomb attack on May 18, 2010, while serving as part of a Personal Security Detail Detachment. He was based out of Kaiserslautern Germany in the 5th Battalion 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment. Representative Gene Reynolds of Dubberly, who had been Tomlinson's principal at Lakeside High School, guided the bill through the Louisiana House of Representatives to honor the young soldier. "He will always be that student, with a smile and character that we would like from all our children. We now honor [him] ... with this tribute that keep his memory alive forever," said Reynolds.[2]

Another interchange to the west on Interstate 20 at the Minden-Sibley exit is named for Iraq War hero, Army Sgt. Joshua B. Madden (1985-2006).

Geography[edit]

Dubberly is located at 32°32′23″N 93°14′16″W / 32.53972°N 93.23778°W / 32.53972; -93.23778 (32.539634, -93.237753).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.9 square miles (10 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 290 people, 120 households, and 90 families residing in the village. The population density was 73.8 inhabitants per square mile (28.5/km²). There were 143 housing units at an average density of 36.4 per square mile (14.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 88.97% White, 10.00% African American, 0.34% Native American, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.41% of the population.

There were 120 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.5% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the village the population was spread out with 20.3% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 31.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $40,417, and the median income for a family was $48,000. Males had a median income of $26,985 versus $30,333 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,284. About 4.4% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 18.0% of those sixty five or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Robert L. Frye". Baton Rouge Morning Advocate, February 6, 2011. Retrieved February 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ Annie Andersen, "Freeway Interchange Dedicated to Fallen Soldier", KMSS-TV, September 11, 2013
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.