Grambling, Louisiana

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Grambling, Louisiana
City
City of Grambling
Grambling City Hall
Grambling City Hall
Grambling, Louisiana is located in Louisiana
Grambling, Louisiana
Grambling, Louisiana
Coordinates: 32°31′39″N 92°42′50″W / 32.52750°N 92.71389°W / 32.52750; -92.71389Coordinates: 32°31′39″N 92°42′50″W / 32.52750°N 92.71389°W / 32.52750; -92.71389
Country  United States
State  Louisiana
Parish Lincoln
Incorporated (city) 1992
Government
 • Mayor Edward Jones (Democratic Party (United States))
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,949
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 5,217
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 71245
Area code 318
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Grambling is a small city in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 4,693 at the 2000 census. The city is home to Grambling State University and is part of the Ruston Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Grambling was designated a "City" in the early 1990s (either in 1992[2] or 1993[3]), but was erroneously considered a "Town" during the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Grambling is located at 32°31′39″N 92°42′50″W / 32.52750°N 92.71389°W / 32.52750; -92.71389 (32.527427, -92.713987).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.5 square miles (14 km2), of which, 5.5 square miles (14 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.36%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 3,144
1970 4,407 40.2%
1980 4,226 −4.1%
1990 5,484 29.8%
2000 4,693 −14.4%
2010 4,949 5.5%
Est. 2016 5,217 [1] 5.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 4,693 people, 1,173 households, and 649 families residing in the town. The population density was 855.4 people per square mile (330.1/km²). There were 1,408 housing units at an average density of 256.6 per square mile (99.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 1.07% White, 97.10% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.53% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.98% of the population.

There were 1,173 households out of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 28.0% were married couples living together, 22.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.6% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.99.

The age distribution of the population is: 13.4% under the age of 18, 54.9% from 18 to 24, 12.8% from 25 to 44, 11.2% from 45 to 64, and 7.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. Both the age distribution and median age are typical of college towns. For every 100 females there are 84.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $19,331, and the median income for a family was $27,857. Males had a median income of $22,417 versus $20,842 for females. The per capita income for the town was $8,903. About 30.1% of families and 40.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 48.4% of those under age 18 and 13.6% of those age 65 or over.

Arts and culture[edit]

Eddie G. Robinson Museum in Grambling

Grambling Memorial Gardens

Education[edit]

Lincoln Preparatory School is a charter school located in Grambling that serves (Grades K-12).

The city is home to Grambling State University, a public, coeducational, and historically black university founded in 1901 & accredited in 1949.

Notable natives and residents[edit]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Grambling has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Boundary Changes". Geographic Change Notes: Louisiana. Population Division, United States Census Bureau. 2006-05-19. Archived from the original on 2010-08-06. Retrieved 2008-10-24. 
  3. ^ "The City of Grambling: Historical Information". Reginald Owens. Retrieved 2008-10-24. 
  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. 
  7. ^ Climate Summary for Grambling, Louisiana

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