Grambling, Louisiana

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Coordinates: 32°31′39″N 92°42′50″W / 32.52750°N 92.71389°W / 32.52750; -92.71389
Grambling, Louisiana
City
Grambling, LA, City Hall IMG 0085.JPG
Grambling City Hall
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Lincoln
Elevation 308 ft (93.9 m)
Coordinates 32°31′39″N 92°42′50″W / 32.52750°N 92.71389°W / 32.52750; -92.71389
Area 5.5 sq mi (14.2 km2)
 - land 5.5 sq mi (14 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 4,693 (2000)
Density 855.4 / sq mi (330.3 / km2)
Mayor Edward Jones (D)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 318
Location of Grambling in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Eddie G. Robinson Museum in Grambling
RWE Jones Drive, named for former Grambling State University President Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones, is one of the main thoroughfares in Grambling.
A glimpse of downtown Grambling shortly after sunrise near Grambling State University
Lewis Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church at 301 Main Street in Grambling; pastor Wendell M. Oldham, Jr., a native of Dayton, Ohio

Grambling is a small city in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 4,693 at the 2000 census. The city is home to Grambling State University and is part of the Ruston Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Grambling was designated a "City" in the early 1990s (either in 1992[1] or 1993[2]), but was erroneously considered a "Town" during the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Grambling is located at 32°31′39″N 92°42′50″W / 32.52750°N 92.71389°W / 32.52750; -92.71389 (32.527427, -92.713987).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.5 square miles (14 km2), of which, 5.5 square miles (14 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.36%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 4,693 people, 1,173 households, and 649 families residing in the town. The population density was 855.4 people per square mile (330.1/km²). There were 1,408 housing units at an average density of 256.6 per square mile (99.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 1.07% White, 97.10% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.53% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.98% of the population.

There were 1,173 households out of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 28.0% were married couples living together, 22.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.6% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.99.

The age distribution of the population is: 13.4% under the age of 18, 54.9% from 18 to 24, 12.8% from 25 to 44, 11.2% from 45 to 64, and 7.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. Both the age distribution and median age are typical of college towns. For every 100 females there are 84.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $19,331, and the median income for a family was $27,857. Males had a median income of $22,417 versus $20,842 for females. The per capita income for the town was $8,903. About 30.1% of families and 40.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 48.4% of those under age 18 and 13.6% of those age 65 or over.

Arts and culture[edit]

Grambling Memorial Gardens

Education[edit]

Public schools in Grambling are operated by the Lincoln Parish School Board. Zoned campuses include Alma J. Brown Elementary School (Grades K-5), Grambling Middle School (Grades 6-8), and Grambling High School (Grades 9-12).

The city is home to Grambling State University, a public, coeducational, and historically black university founded in 1901 & accredited in 1949.

Notable natives and residents[edit]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Grambling has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boundary Changes". Geographic Change Notes: Louisiana. Population Division, United States Census Bureau. 2006-05-19. Retrieved 2008-10-24. 
  2. ^ "The City of Grambling: Historical Information". Reginald Owens. Retrieved 2008-10-24. 
  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. 
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Grambling, Louisiana

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