|Town of Dubach|
Dubach: Dogtrot Capital of the World
|Elevation||164 ft (50 m)|
|Area||1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)|
|- land||1.4 sq mi (4 km2)|
|- water||0.1 sq mi (0 km2), 6.67%|
|Density||561.6 / sq mi (216.8 / km2)|
|- summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
Dubach is a town in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 800 at the 2000 census. Dubach High School, located centrally in the town, is noted for fielding good athletic teams in basketball and often defeats teams from much larger towns and cities. Dubach is also known as the "Dogtrot Capital of the World" because of the presence of numerous nearby dogtrot houses.
Dubach also had a semiprofessional baseball team, part of the North Louisiana "Big 8", during the 1940s and 1950s. Despite its small size, the team had no trouble recruiting players.
In the fall of 2005, Dubach voters defeated a bond issue that would have funded renovations to Hico Elementary and Dubach High schools. Despite a well-spoken campaign by high school principal Donna Doss, voters killed the issue by a wide margin. Local media speculated that the economic effects of Hurricane Katrina may have swayed voters to err on the side of caution with regards to new taxation.
Dubach is located at (32.699768, -92.657286).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), of which, 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (2.72%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 800 people, 341 households, and 240 families residing in the town. The population density was 561.6 people per square mile (217.5/km²). There were 390 housing units at an average density of 273.8 per square mile (106.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 64.62% White, 34.88% African American, 0.38% from other races, and 0.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.00% of the population.
There were 341 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.7% were married couples living together, 22.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.83.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 75.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $24,531, and the median income for a family was $30,000. Males had a median income of $32,353 versus $16,538 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,306. About 17.3% of families and 20.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.5% of those under age 18 and 16.5% of those age 65 or over.
Arts and culture
The Autrey house (and museum) just west of town is the oldest home in the area and is an excellent example of the early and rare form of frontier architecture.
Dubach is also home to the Louisiana Chicken Festival, held in late September.
Parks and recreation
Fishing and hunting in the area are among the best in the south. The area woods teem with wildlife, including: squirrel, deer, bobcat, raccoons—even bear and panther. Fishing is available on Bayou D'Arbonne.
Notable natives and residents
- C.E. "Cap" Barham, Louisiana Lieutenant Governor who served from 1952–1956, was born in Dubach, but practiced law in Ruston.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.