Fisher, Louisiana

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Coordinates: 31°29′28″N 93°27′38″W / 31.49111°N 93.46056°W / 31.49111; -93.46056
Village of Fisher
Village
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Sabine
Elevation 344 ft (104.9 m)
Coordinates 31°29′28″N 93°27′38″W / 31.49111°N 93.46056°W / 31.49111; -93.46056
Area 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
 - land 0.6 sq mi (2 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 268 (2000)
Density 446.8 / sq mi (172.5 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 318
Location of Fisher in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States

Fisher is a village in Sabine Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 268 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

Fisher was named for Oliver Williams Fisher and built between 1899 and 1901 by the Louisiana Long Leaf Lumber Company. It remained a company-owned sawmill town until it was sold to Boise Cascade Corporation in 1966.[1]

Former Louisiana State Representative Cliff Ammons was the principal of Fisher High School in the late 1940s.[2]

Geography[edit]

Fisher is located at 31°29′28″N 93°27′38″W / 31.49111°N 93.46056°W / 31.49111; -93.46056 (31.491157, -93.460599).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 268 people, 101 households, and 72 families residing in the village. The population density was 446.8 inhabitants per square mile (172.5/km²). There were 107 housing units at an average density of 178.4 per square mile (68.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 65.67% White, 31.34% African American, 0.75% Native American, 1.87% from other races, and 0.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.24% of the population.

There were 101 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the village the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 116.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $27,708, and the median income for a family was $34,250. Males had a median income of $31,500 versus $11,875 for females. The per capita income for the village was $11,998. About 8.0% of families and 15.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 10.5% of those sixty five or over.

Education[edit]

Public schools in Sabine Parish are operated by the Sabine Parish School Board. The village of Fisher is zoned to Many Elementary School (Grades PK-3), Many Junior High School (Grades 4-8), and Many High School [1] (Grades 9-12).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. "Fisher Historical Marker". 
  2. ^ "Clifton R. "Cliff" Ammons". findagrave.com. Retrieved December 24, 2010. 
  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. 

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