Rodessa, Louisiana

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Coordinates: 32°58′17″N 93°59′45″W / 32.97139°N 93.99583°W / 32.97139; -93.99583
Rodessa, Louisiana
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Caddo
Elevation 230 ft (70.1 m)
Coordinates 32°58′17″N 93°59′45″W / 32.97139°N 93.99583°W / 32.97139; -93.99583
Area 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 - land 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 270 (2010)
Density 219.9 / sq mi (84.9 / km2)
Mayor Paul W. Lockard (elected 2012)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 318
Location of Rodessa in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States

Rodessa is a village in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 270 at the 2010 census.[1] It is part of the ShreveportBossier City Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Rodessa is located in northwestern Caddo Parish at 32°58′17″N 93°59′45″W / 32.97139°N 93.99583°W / 32.97139; -93.99583 (32.971486, -93.995941).[2] It is the incorporated place in Louisiana closest to the state's northwest corner. Louisiana Highway 1 passes through the village, leading south 7 miles (11 km) to Vivian and northwest 15 miles (24 km) to Atlanta, Texas (as Texas State Highway 77).

According to the United States Census Bureau, Rodessa has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.2 km2), all land.[1]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 307 people, 119 households, and 81 families residing in the village. The population density was 367.7 inhabitants per square mile (142.8/km²). There were 131 housing units at an average density of 156.9 per square mile (60.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 70.36% White, 27.69% African American, 1.63% Native American, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.33% of the population.

There were 119 households out of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the village the population was spread out with 31.6% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 17.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 108.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $21,750, and the median income for a family was $28,125. Males had a median income of $31,750 versus $13,977 for females. The per capita income for the village was $10,693. About 22.0% of families and 24.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.8% of those under the age of eighteen and 11.6% of those sixty five or over.

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  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Rodessa village, Louisiana". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  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.