Stonewall, Louisiana

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Town of Stonewall
North De Soto High School in Stonewall, LA IMG 0929.JPG
North DeSoto High School in Stonewall
Motto: "A great place to live"
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish DeSoto
Elevation 213 ft (64.9 m)
Coordinates 32°16′02″N 93°49′25″W / 32.26722°N 93.82361°W / 32.26722; -93.82361Coordinates: 32°16′02″N 93°49′25″W / 32.26722°N 93.82361°W / 32.26722; -93.82361
Area 7.4 sq mi (19.2 km2)
 - land 7.4 sq mi (19 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 1,668 (2000)
Density 224.3 / sq mi (86.6 / km2)
Mayor Charles Waldon (D)

Police Chief: Tommy Dufrene, Jr,

Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 318
Location in DeSoto Parish and the state of Louisiana.
Entrance to Garland Scout Ranch of the Boy Scouts of America is located in Stonewall.

Stonewall is a town in northern DeSoto Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 1,668 at the 2000 census. It is part of the ShreveportBossier City Metropolitan Statistical Area.

North DeSoto High School and the Garland Scout Ranch of the Boy Scouts of America are located in Stonewall.


Stonewall is located at 32°16′2″N 93°49′25″W / 32.26722°N 93.82361°W / 32.26722; -93.82361 (32.267345, -93.823589).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 7.4 square miles (19.3 km²), of which, 7.4 square miles (19.3 km²) of it is land and 0.13% is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 1,175
1990 1,266 7.7%
2000 1,668 31.8%
2010 1,814 8.8%
Est. 2014 2,019 [2] 11.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,668 people, 642 households, and 489 families residing in the town. The population density was 224.3 people per square mile (86.6/km²). There were 710 housing units at an average density of 95.5 per square mile (36.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 89.03% White, 6.83% African American, 1.68% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 1.32% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.28% of the population.

There were 642 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 21.5% 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 2.60 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $39,375, and the median income for a family was $46,620. Males had a median income of $34,205 versus $25,263 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,434. About 8.5% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.0% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

  • Richard Burford is the Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from District 7, which includes DeSoto Parish and the adjacent southern portion of Caddo Parish. Burford has served on the DeSoto Parish Police Jury since 1996.
  • Curtis McCune was the first elected mayor of Stonewall. He served as road commissioner from 1972, when the town was incorporated as a village, until 1974. In 1974, he was elected mayor and served as mayor until 2010, when he decided not to seek re-election. From 2010 to 2014 he served as a town alderman.