Glenmora, Louisiana

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Coordinates: 30°58′36″N 92°35′07″W / 30.97667°N 92.58528°W / 30.97667; -92.58528
Glenmora, Louisiana
Town
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Rapides
Elevation 135 ft (41.1 m)
Coordinates 30°58′36″N 92°35′07″W / 30.97667°N 92.58528°W / 30.97667; -92.58528
Area 1.7 sq mi (4.4 km2)
 - land 1.7 sq mi (4 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 1,558 (2000)
Density 897.1 / sq mi (346.4 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 318
Location of Glenmora in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States

Glenmora is a town in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is part of the Alexandria, Louisiana Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,558 at the 2000 census.

Claude Kirkpatrick, a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from Jefferson Davis Parish from 1952–1960, a candidate for governor in 1963, and the instigator of Toledo Bend Reservoir was born in Glenmora but moved to Lake Charles when he was six years of age.

Virgil Orr, a former member of the Louisiana House from Ruston, the seat of Lincoln Parish, graduated from Glenmora High School in 1940. Lloyd George Teekell, a state representative from 1953 to 1960 and a 9th Judicial District Court judge from 1979 to 1990, was reared in Glenmora.

Joseph Tabarlet, later the mayor of Jonesboro, was in the bakery business in Glenmora with his father during the 1920s.[1]

Geography[edit]

Glenmora is located at 30°58′24″N 92°35′4″W / 30.97333°N 92.58444°W / 30.97333; -92.58444 (30.973390, -92.584309)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,558 people, 615 households, and 415 families residing in the town. The population density was 897.1 people per square mile (345.7/km²). There were 700 housing units at an average density of 403.1 per square mile (155.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 64.96% White, 30.87% African American, 1.60% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 1.09% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.44% of the population.

There were 615 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 19.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $21,736, and the median income for a family was $26,739. Males had a median income of $26,328 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,535. About 22.1% of families and 27.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.5% of those under age 18 and 20.8% of those age 65 or over.

About Glenmora[edit]

Though a quaint, small town, Glenmora is wonderful. Just about every major store is walking/biking distance. Though it doesn't have any fast food places or big shopping centers like Walmart, Target, or Kmart, we have small businesses, such as: Fuzzie's, a great restaurant with old-fashion hamburgers and scrumptious chicken strip baskets, Anne's Flea Market, where to get your own antiques for your home, and Jack's Videos, where to rent the newest movies when they come out on DVD. Even if Glenmora only has to offer two gas stations, a Dollar General store, an elementary and high school, a small apartment area, and a lot of empty buildings, it has friendly people and faces all around. It is also the home of Thunder Valley Speedway, a dirt track that hosts weekly events. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tabarlet, Joseph Odell". Louisiana Historical Association, A Dictionary of Louisiana Biography (lahistory.org). Retrieved December 28, 2010. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ www.ThunderValleySpeedwayLA.com