Epps, Louisiana

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Village of Epps
Location of Epps in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Epps in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Coordinates: 32°36′10″N 91°28′37″W / 32.60278°N 91.47694°W / 32.60278; -91.47694Coordinates: 32°36′10″N 91°28′37″W / 32.60278°N 91.47694°W / 32.60278; -91.47694
CountryUnited States
ParishWest Carroll
 • MayorJosh Jones (I)[1]
 • Total0.97 sq mi (2.50 km2)
 • Land0.97 sq mi (2.50 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
98 ft (30 m)
 • Total854
 • Estimate 
 • Density858.18/sq mi (331.50/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)318
FIPS code22-24145

Epps is a village in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 1,153 at the 2000 census, but it declined by 27 percent to 843 in 2010.

The Poverty Point National Monument, the most complex earthworks site built by a late Archaic culture, is located to the east of Epps.


Epps is located at 32°36′10″N 91°28′37″W / 32.60278°N 91.47694°W / 32.60278; -91.47694 (32.602656, -91.476990).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016829[3]−2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,153 people, 209 households, and 156 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,188.6 inhabitants per square mile (458.9/km²). There were 237 housing units at an average density of 244.3 per square mile (94.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 36.17% White, 63.05% African American, 0.09% Asian, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.30% of the population.

There were 209 households out of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 21.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.9% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.41.

In the village, the population was spread out with 17.4% under the age of 18, 22.3% from 18 to 24, 40.5% from 25 to 44, 14.0% from 45 to 64, and 5.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 268.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 338.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $20,956, and the median income for a family was $23,125. Males had a median income of $20,000 versus $15,804 for females. The per capita income for the village was $6,486. About 29.7% of families and 38.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 50.8% of those under age 18 and 48.5% of those age 65 or over.

Epps Baptist Church


Public schools are operated by the West Carroll Parish School Board. The village of Epps is zoned to Epps High School (Gra des PK-12).

Notable people[edit]

  • Henry L. Yelverton, Louisiana state trial and appellate judge, was reared on a farm near Epps.
  • Jake Jones, a major league baseball player from 1941 to 1948, was born in Epps.


  1. ^ "Election Returns: West Carroll Parish". Louisiana Secretary of State. November 6, 2018. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  2. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 2, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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