Creola, Louisiana

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Village of Creola
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Grant
Elevation 194 ft (59.1 m)
Coordinates 31°25′43″N 92°28′53″W / 31.42861°N 92.48139°W / 31.42861; -92.48139Coordinates: 31°25′43″N 92°28′53″W / 31.42861°N 92.48139°W / 31.42861; -92.48139
Area 0.42 sq mi (1.1 km2)
 - land 0.41 sq mi (1 km2)
 - water 0.01 sq mi (0 km2), 2.38%
Population 213 (2010)
Density 541.67 / sq mi (209.1 / km2)
Incorporated 2002
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 71423
Area code 318
Location of Creola in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States

Creola is incorporated village[1] in Grant Parish, Louisiana, United States. It was incorporated on January 23, 2002, under the provisions of the Lawrason Act.[2] According to the 2010 census, it had an estimated population of 213.[3] An incorporation election was held in October 2000 with 36 people (97.3%) voting in favor of the measure and 1 (2.7%) voting against.[4]

Creola is located in the southern portion of Grant Parish. It is also part of the Alexandria Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Creola residents are zoned to Grant Parish School Board schools.


Jena Choctaw Pines Casino

Jena Choctaw Pines Casino[edit]

The Jena Choctaw Pines Casino opened on February 13, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. The casino, owned by the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians, sits on over 200 acres of land, 40 acres within Creola of which was donated by local businessman, Mike Wahlder,[5] to develop the casino. It will be a Class II casino under Indian Gaming laws. It is the first phase of the casino project that features 46,000 square feet of gaming space containing 700 slots and a poker room, and also featuring a sport bar and a buffet. The revenue collected from the casino will help the Jena Band of Choctaws fulfill unmet needs for housing, education, and health care. This will be the third casino in the central Louisiana area.

According to the casino's General Manager, John Neumann, future expansion of the casino is speculated within at least six months time. The next phase of the project is to include expanding the gaming area and restaurant nearly doubling the space, meeting spaces to the main building, and a hotel. Overall master plan is to also include a RV park, an entertainment venue, and a strip mall.[6]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 0
2010 213
Est. 2014 210 [7] −1.4%
Creola Census

As of 2010, the population of Creola was 213 with 80 households which 65% are owned, 30% are rented, and 5% are unoccupied. The median household income is $44,499. 62% of the population are married couples with 44% of them have children. Males make up 48% of the total population while females make up the other 52%. [8]



  1. ^ "Boundary Changes". Geographic Change Notes: Louisiana. Population Division, United States Census Bureau. 2006-05-19. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  2. ^ "Village of Creola" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  3. ^ "2010 Census". Retrieved 2012-10-25. 
  4. ^ Creola trivia – The Town Talk.
  5. ^ "Construction to start on new Choctaw casino". Associated Press. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  6. ^ "Jena Choctaw Pines Casino in Grant Parish has 'big plans' for growth". The Town Talk. 2013-02-13. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Creola Overview". Retrieved 2013-03-08.