Many, Louisiana

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Many, Louisiana
Town
Downtown Many facing west (2013)
Downtown Many facing west (2013)
Location of Many in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Many in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Coordinates: 31°37′04″N 93°28′40″W / 31.61778°N 93.47778°W / 31.61778; -93.47778Coordinates: 31°37′04″N 93°28′40″W / 31.61778°N 93.47778°W / 31.61778; -93.47778
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Sabine
Government
 • Type Kenneth Freeman (D)[1][2]
Area[3]
 • Total 3.48 sq mi (9.01 km2)
 • Land 3.48 sq mi (9.01 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation 276 ft (84 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,853
 • Estimate (2016)[4] 2,790
 • Density 801.95/sq mi (309.59/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 318
FIPS code 22-48470

Many is a town and the parish seat of Sabine Parish in western Louisiana, United States. The population was 2,706 at the 2010 census, a decrease of 183 or 6 percent from 2000.

History[edit]

The community has the name of one Colonel Many, an officer stationed at nearby Fort Jesup.[5]

Geography[edit]

Many is located at 31°34′4″N 93°28′40″W / 31.56778°N 93.47778°W / 31.56778; -93.47778 (31.567769, -93.477721).[6] According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2), all land.

Climate[edit]

Climate is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Many has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[7]

Climate data for Many, Louisiana
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 14
(58)
17
(62)
21
(69)
25
(77)
29
(84)
32
(90)
34
(93)
34
(93)
31
(88)
26
(79)
20
(68)
16
(61)
25
(77)
Average low °C (°F) 1
(34)
3
(38)
7
(44)
11
(52)
16
(61)
19
(67)
21
(70)
21
(69)
18
(64)
11
(51)
6
(43)
2
(36)
11
(52)
Average precipitation cm (inches) 13
(5)
11.7
(4.6)
11.7
(4.6)
10.4
(4.1)
13
(5)
11.4
(4.5)
10
(4)
9.4
(3.7)
9.1
(3.6)
9.9
(3.9)
11.2
(4.4)
14
(5.5)
135
(53)
Source: Weatherbase [8]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880143
1890133−7.0%
1900354166.2%
191068392.9%
1920668−2.2%
19301,23985.5%
19401,47419.0%
19501,68114.0%
19603,16488.2%
19703,112−1.6%
19803,98828.1%
19903,112−22.0%
20002,889−7.2%
20102,853−1.2%
Est. 20162,790[4]−2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 2,853 people residing in the town. The racial makeup of the town was 48.1% Black, 44.3% White, 1.5% Native American, 0.7% Asian and 2.6% from two or more races. 2.8% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

923.4 people per square mile (356.4/km²). There were 1,272 housing units at an average density of 406.5 per square mile (156.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 48.18% White, 47.42% African American, 1.70% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 1.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.70% of the population.

There were 1,073 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.6% were married couples living together, 23.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.3% were non-families. 34.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $20,000, and the median income for a family was $24,329. Males had a median income of $28,500 versus $15,870 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,153. About 28.4% of families and 35.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 46.7% of those under age 18 and 26.3% of those age 65 or over.

Culture[edit]

Education[edit]

Public schools in Sabine Parish are operated by the Sabine Parish School Board. The town of Many is zoned to Many Elementary School (Grades PK-3), Many Junior High School (Grades 4-8), and Many High School (Grades 9-12).

Many also has a Sabine Valley Vocational-Technical School.

Notable people[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ More Than 500 Elected Officials Across Louisiana Say 'I'm With Mary,' And Endorse Landrieu For Reelection; marylandrieu.com Archived 2014-09-13 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Q&A with Kenneth Freeman; thetowntalk.com Archived 2014-09-13 at Archive.is
  3. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 2, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 82.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ Climate Summary for Many, Louisiana
  8. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013. Retrieved on August 3, 2013.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "Clifton R. "Cliff" Ammons". findagrave.com. Retrieved December 24, 2010.
  11. ^ "Cole, Frank Estes". A Dictionary of Louisiana Biography (lahistory.org). Archived from the original on February 25, 2012. Retrieved December 19, 2010.
  12. ^ "Charlie Joiner". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 27 May 2011.
  13. ^ "Honorable John S. Pickett, Sr., Honorable John S. Pickett, Jr., and Honorable Elizabeth A. Pickett, acknowledging three generation of service by the Pickett family". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on June 15, 2009. Retrieved October 30, 2014.
  14. ^ "John S. Pickett, Jr". warrenmeadows.com. February 6, 2014. Retrieved October 30, 2014.
  15. ^ "Milam Judson Teekell". findagrave.com. Retrieved October 18, 2014.

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