Martin, Louisiana

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The historic Martin Baptist Church
The historic Martin Baptist Church
Location of Martin in Red River Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Martin in Red River Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Coordinates: 32°05′57″N 93°13′07″W / 32.09917°N 93.21861°W / 32.09917; -93.21861Coordinates: 32°05′57″N 93°13′07″W / 32.09917°N 93.21861°W / 32.09917; -93.21861
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Red River
 • Total 11.59 sq mi (30.02 km2)
 • Land 11.55 sq mi (29.91 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation 233 ft (71 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 594
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 560
 • Density 48.48/sq mi (18.72/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 318
FIPS code 22-48925
Closed Martin High School

Martin is a village in Red River Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 625 at the 2000 census.


The Reverend John Dupree (1806–1899) organized sixteen Baptist churches in Louisiana east of the Red River. where his work began in 1862. Earlier, he had organized congregations in Georgia. He traveled great distances on horseback and baptized hundreds of converts. A historical marker honoring Dupree's accomplishments has been placed at the Martin Baptist Church.[3] The church is located across the road from the small Martin Cemetery.


Martin is located at 32°5′57″N 93°13′7″W / 32.09917°N 93.21861°W / 32.09917; -93.21861 (32.099290, -93.218495).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 11.6 square miles (30 km2). 11.6 square miles (30 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.34%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 584
1990 545 −6.7%
2000 625 14.7%
2010 594 −5.0%
Est. 2016 560 [2] −5.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 625 people, 221 households, and 177 families residing in the village. The population density was 54.0 inhabitants per square mile (20.9/km²). There were 249 housing units at an average density of 21.5 per square mile (8.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.92% White, 1.12% African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.16% from other races, and 0.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.48% of the population.

There were 221 households out of which 45.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.1% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.5% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the village, the population was spread out with 32.0% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $33,542, and the median income for a family was $40,714. Males had a median income of $29,000 versus $21,563 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,184. About 9.3% of families and 12.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.8% of those under age 18 and 16.9% of those age 65 or over.


Martin and all of Red River Parish are served by the Red River Parish School District. Zoned campuses include Red River Elementary School (Grades PK-5), Red River Junior High School (Grades 6-8), and Red River Senior High School (Grades 9-12).

Riverdale Academy, the only K-12 private school in Red River Parish, is located in the hamlet of East Point.

Notable people[edit]

Mark Donnell Johnson, Retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant, War Veteran serving two tours in Iraqi and awarded the Bronze Star and the Meritorious Service Medal. Graduated from Martin High School, 1983 and played basketball and baseball.


  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. ^ Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism, historical marker, Martin Baptist Church, Martin, Louisiana
  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". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "H. M. "Mutt" Fowler". The Shreveport Times. Retrieved September 20, 2014.