Simsboro, Louisiana

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Simsboro, Louisiana
Village
J.R.'s Place in Simsboro, LA IMG 3643.JPG
JR's Place is the restaurant in Simsboro.
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Lincoln
Elevation 322 ft (98.1 m)
Coordinates 32°32′03″N 92°47′11″W / 32.53417°N 92.78639°W / 32.53417; -92.78639Coordinates: 32°32′03″N 92°47′11″W / 32.53417°N 92.78639°W / 32.53417; -92.78639
Area 3.5 sq mi (9.1 km2)
 - land 3.5 sq mi (9 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 843 (2010)
Mayor Willie Hendricks (D)[1][2]
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 318
Location of Simsboro in Louisiana
Map of USA LA.svg
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Simsboro welcome sign
Regan Madden Park in Simsboro is named for Ragan Madden (1910-1990), a former Lincoln Parish district attorney who served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1940 to 1949.[3] The village misspelled his first name on the park sign.
Simsboro Town Hall
Simsboro High School
Weyerhaeuser plant east of Simsboro

Simsboro is a village in western Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 684 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Ruston Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Two 20th century lawmakers who were natives of Simsboro are interred at Simsboro Cemetery: State Representatives L.D. "Buddy" Napper, who served from 1952 to 1964, and practiced law for a half-century in Ruston,[4] and Ragan Madden, who left the House in 1949 to become the five-term district attorney of the 3rd Judicial District. A 19th Century lawmaker who lived in Simsboro was Representative George M. Lomax, who in 1894 introduced the enabling legislation, Act 68, to establish the future Louisiana Tech University.[5]

Geography[edit]

Simsboro is located at 32°32′3″N 92°47′11″W / 32.53417°N 92.78639°W / 32.53417; -92.78639 (32.534169, -92.786417).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 248
1910 282
1920 290 2.8%
1960 363
1970 412 13.5%
1980 553 34.2%
1990 634 14.6%
2000 684 7.9%
2010 841 23.0%
Est. 2016 846 [7] 0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 684 people, 273 households, and 193 families residing in the village. The population density was 197.2 inhabitants per square mile (76.1/km²). There were 338 housing units at an average density of 97.4 per square mile (37.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 77.05% White, 21.49% African American, 0.73% Native American, 0.44% from other races, and 0.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.73% of the population.

There were 273 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the village, the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 13.6% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $31,324, and the median income for a family was $35,417. Males had a median income of $31,111 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,465. About 14.4% of families and 18.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.0% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mayor Willie Hendricks is listed among the state and local officials who have endorsed the reelection in 2014 of Democrat U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu.
  2. ^ "Landrieu’s GOP Endorsements Pale In Comparison To 2008 Election". thehayride.com. Retrieved September 12, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Membership of the Louisiana House of Representatives, 1812-2008" (PDF). house.louisiana.gov. Retrieved June 1, 2010. 
  4. ^ "L. D. Napper". tributes.com. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ S. D. Pearce (June 1, 1937). "Ruston Holds Long Record in Education: Establishment of Louisiana Tech Stabilizes Movement Started by Pioneers". Ruston Daily Leader. p. 19. Retrieved February 27, 2015. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.