Florien, Louisiana

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Village of Florien
Village
Location of Florien in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Florien in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Coordinates: 31°26′35″N 93°27′29″W / 31.44306°N 93.45806°W / 31.44306; -93.45806Coordinates: 31°26′35″N 93°27′29″W / 31.44306°N 93.45806°W / 31.44306; -93.45806
CountryUnited States
StateLouisiana
ParishSabine
Area[1]
 • Total2.23 sq mi (5.78 km2)
 • Land2.23 sq mi (5.78 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation272 ft (83 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total633
 • Estimate (2016)[2]618
 • Density276.76/sq mi (106.86/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)318
FIPS code22-25860

Florien is a village in Sabine Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 633 at the 2010 census, down from 692 at the 2000 census. The village has a reputation for setting speed traps on Highway 171 as a revenue source for their village police department. Rep. Frank Howard, R-Many, said he supported the bill that would likely label the Toledo Bend area in his district a speed trap, adding: "It needs to be about 16-by-24 (feet) in a bright color so it shines like a diamond in a you-know-what."

Geography[edit]

Florien is located at 31°26′35″N 93°27′29″W / 31.44306°N 93.45806°W / 31.44306; -93.45806 (31.443145, -93.457999).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960496
197063928.8%
198096450.9%
1990626−35.1%
200069210.5%
2010633−8.5%
Est. 2016618[2]−2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 692 people, 258 households, and 190 families residing in the village. The population density was 311.5 inhabitants per square mile (120.4/km²). There were 312 housing units at an average density of 140.4 per square mile (54.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 71.24% White, 27.02% African American, 0.87% Native American, 0.14% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.02% of the population.

There were 258 households out of which 41.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 15.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the village, the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $22,153, and the median income for a family was $25,833. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $16,354 for females. The per capita income for the village was $10,855. About 21.4% of families and 24.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.1% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public schools in Sabine Parish are operated by the Sabine Parish School Board. The village of Florien is zoned to Florien High School (Grades PK-12). The school has an enrollment of 582. The mascot is the Black Cat with school colors of black and yellow. [1]

Climate[edit]

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Florien has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[6]

Notable People[edit]

Candice Richardson - Actress

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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