Bogalusa, Louisiana

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Population in 2017: 11,789 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: -11.8%
 
Males: 5,085  (43.1%)
Females: 6,704  (56.9%)
Median resident age:

36.1 years
Louisiana median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 70427.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $24,302 (it was $19,261 in 2000)
Bogalusa:

$24,302
LA:

$46,145

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $15,425 (it was $11,476 in 2000)

Bogalusa city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $73,120 (it was $43,700 in 2000)
Bogalusa:

$73,120
LA:

$162,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $106,771; detached houses: $108,007; mobile homes: $37,199

Median gross rent in 2017: $565.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bogalusa: 77.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 36.3%
(24.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.8% for Black residents, 38.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 46.2% for American Indian residents, 56.8% for other race residents, 37.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Bogalusa, LA (2017)
    • 6,31053.0%Black alone
    • 4,86140.8%White alone
    • 5214.4%Hispanic
    • 1721.4%Two or more races
    • 350.3%Asian alone
    • 230.2%American Indian alone

Races in Bogalusa detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists, there were 102 registered sex offenders living in Bogalusa, Louisiana as of October 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bogalusa is 118 to 1.


Crime rates in Bogalusa by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(15.5)
4
(32.6)
3
(23.2)
5
(39.7)
3
(23.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(16.2)
4
(32.5)
1
(8.3)
4
(33.4)
3
(25.3)
1
(8.4)
1
(8.4)
1
(8.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
10
(77.3)
19
(154.6)
11
(85.1)
13
(103.1)
9
(71.8)
12
(95.4)
7
(56.7)
10
(81.3)
6
(50.0)
12
(100.3)
11
(92.8)
10
(84.2)
12
(101.1)
6
(51.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
24
(185.6)
37
(301.1)
35
(270.8)
40
(317.3)
44
(351.1)
40
(317.9)
30
(243.0)
32
(260.2)
25
(208.4)
17
(142.1)
23
(193.9)
24
(202.0)
24
(202.3)
14
(119.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
125
(966.7)
108
(878.9)
152
(1,176)
89
(706.0)
114
(909.7)
130
(1,033)
101
(818.2)
76
(618.1)
74
(616.8)
73
(610.4)
121
(1,020)
122
(1,027)
117
(986.1)
103
(878.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
232
(1,794)
271
(2,205)
259
(2,004)
281
(2,229)
322
(2,570)
301
(2,392)
341
(2,762)
250
(2,033)
199
(1,659)
199
(1,664)
184
(1,552)
194
(1,633)
198
(1,669)
175
(1,492)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
364
(2,815)
548
(4,460)
550
(4,255)
457
(3,625)
472
(3,767)
486
(3,863)
520
(4,213)
425
(3,456)
361
(3,009)
430
(3,595)
531
(4,478)
424
(3,568)
385
(3,245)
377
(3,214)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
49
(379.0)
77
(626.6)
79
(611.1)
51
(404.5)
39
(311.2)
51
(405.4)
40
(324.0)
34
(276.5)
32
(266.7)
43
(359.5)
29
(244.5)
44
(370.3)
36
(303.4)
32
(272.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
6
(46.4)
5
(40.7)
4
(30.9)
4
(31.7)
5
(39.9)
8
(63.6)
3
(24.3)
2
(16.3)
2
(16.7)
0
(0.0)
3
(25.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.4)
1
(8.5)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)610.4837.8790.2731.6748.1732.8702.1634.5500.3600.9694.3636.8626.5524.2

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City-data.com crime index in Bogalusa, LA

Crime rate in Bogalusa detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 53 (35 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.98
Louisiana average:

3.01
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Ancestries: English (7.5%), American (4.9%), Irish (2.3%), Italian (1.6%), German (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/04/1914

Elevation: 101 feet

Land area: 9.49 square miles.

Population density: 1,242 people per square mile   (low).

Bogalusa, Louisiana map

215 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.8%
Louisiana:

4.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $297 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $263 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gulfport, MS (53.7 miles , pop. 71,127).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: New Orleans, LA (57.1 miles , pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (337.1 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Varnado, LA (2.9 miles ),
Sun, LA (3.0 miles ),
Angie, LA (3.6 miles ),
Franklinton, LA (4.2 miles ),
Hide-A-Way Lake, MS (4.4 miles ),
Poplarville, MS (4.5 miles ),
Picayune, MS (4.5 miles ),
Folsom, LA (4.7 miles )

Latitude: 30.78 N, Longitude: 89.86 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,308 (+11.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,887 (51.6%)

Area code: 985

Distribution of median household income in Bogalusa, LA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bogalusa, LA in 2017
Bogalusa satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $74,800
  • 1998: 12 buildings, average cost: $61,000
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $80,300
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $62,500
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $35,000
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $42,000
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $109,100
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $55,200
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $76,000
  • 2006: 13 buildings, average cost: $77,600
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $77,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Bogalusa, LA residents
Average permit cost in Bogalusa, LA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.8%
Louisiana:

3.8%
Historical population in Bogalusa, LA
Historical housing units in Bogalusa, LA
Most common industries in Bogalusa, LA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.4%)
  • Educational services (7.9%)
  • Public administration (7.1%)
  • Paper (6.7%)
  • Construction (6.1%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.0%)
  • Paper (10.1%)
  • Public administration (8.4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (7.1%)
  • Health care (5.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.3%)
  • Educational services (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (14.8%)
  • Educational services (11.7%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.0%)
  • Social assistance (4.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Bogalusa, LA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.0%)
  • Cashiers (4.0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (7.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)

Average climate in Bogalusa, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bogalusa-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 93% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/20/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.4 miles away from the Bogalusa city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 1/10/1975, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 48.2 miles away from the city center killed 9 people and injured 210 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bogalusa-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 205.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 155.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 369.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 237.3 miles away from Bogalusa center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 172.1 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2000 at 06:46:09, a magnitude 4.3 (4.2 MB, 4.3 MS, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 191.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washington Parish (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tropical Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bogalusa topographic map

Hospitals in Bogalusa:

  • BOB WHITE COMMUNITY HOME (14425 HIGHWAY 21 SOUTH)
  • BOGALUSA COMMUNITY REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (433 PLAZA STREET)
  • ENON COMMUNITY HOME (59415 HIGHWAY 60)
  • GULF STATES LTAC OF WASHINGTON/STTAMMANY (433 PLAZA)
  • MAGNOLIA BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, LLC ("1640 S COLUMBIA STREET, SUITE B")
  • SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA HOSPICE INC (1406 B AVENUE F)
  • WASHINGTON ST TAMMANY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Government - State, 433 PLAZA ST)

Nursing Homes in Bogalusa:

  • BOGALUSA COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER (433 PLAZA STREET)
  • REST HAVEN NURSING HOME (1301 HARRISON)
  • RESTHAVEN LIVING CENTER (1301 HARRISON STREET)

Dialysis Facilities in Bogalusa:

  • DAVITA - BOGALUSA KIDNEY CARE (2108 S AVE F)

Home Health Centers in Bogalusa:

  • CAMELLIA HOME HEALTH (1616 S COLUMBIA STREET, SUITES C & D)
  • FAMILY HOME HEALTH AGENCY (520 WILLIS AVENUE)

Airports and heliports located in Bogalusa:

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College/University in Bogalusa:

  • Northshore Technical Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,673; Location: 1710 Sullivan Dr; Public; Website: northshorecollege.edu/)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bogalusa:

  • Pearl River Community College (about 20 miles; Poplarville, MS; Full-time enrollment: 3,074)
  • Southeastern Louisiana University (about 41 miles; Hammond, LA; FT enrollment: 12,713)
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (about 43 miles; Perkinston, MS; FT enrollment: 8,320)
  • University of Southern Mississippi (about 50 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 14,294)
  • William Carey University (about 50 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 3,510)
  • University of New Orleans (about 54 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 8,201)
  • Delgado Community College (about 57 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 12,843)

Public high schools in Bogalusa:

  • BOGALUSA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 396, Location: 100 M.J. ISRAEL DRIVE, Grades: 6-12)
  • NORTHSHORE CHARTER SCHOOL (Location: 111 WALKER STREET, Grades: KG-10, Charter school)

Private high school in Bogalusa:

  • BENS FORD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 473, Location: 59253 MOUNT PLEASANT RD 2, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Bogalusa:

  • BYRD AVENUE PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 272, Location: 1600 BYRD AVENUE, Grades: KG-2)
  • CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 420 SPARTAN'S AVENUE, Grades: 3-5)

Private elementary/middle school in Bogalusa:

  • ANNUNCIATION CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 151, Location: 511 AVENUE C, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Bogalusa

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Bogalusa: Bogalusa Wastewater Treatment Plant (A), Bogalusa Country Club (B), Washington Parish Sheriff's Office (C), Bogalusa City Hall (D), Rest Haven Nursing Home (E), Bogalusa Public Library (F), Washington Parish Office (G), Bogalusa Marshal's Office (H), Nellie Byers Training Center (I), Bogalusa Senior Center (J), Bogalusa Fire Department Station 1 (K), Bogalusa Fire Department Station 3 (L), Bogalusa Fire Department Station 2 (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bogalusa include: Zion Church (A), Westside Emmanuel Baptist Church (B), Warren Street Church of God (C), Union Avenue Missionary Baptist Church (D), Thirkield United Methodist Church (E), Terrace Missionary Baptist Church (F), Sweet Beulah Baptist Church (G), Superior Avenue Baptist Church (H), Shiloh Faithway Missionary Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Ponemah Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Adams Creek (A), Ice Water Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Bogalusa include: Cassidy Park (1), Lumberjack Stadium (2), Goodyear Park (3), Avenue B Baseball Park (4), Lake Vista Nature Preserve (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Money Saver (547 Atlanta Street), Del Mar Motel (1107 South Columbia Street), Sportsman Inn Motel (15130 Highway 21 South), Cottage Guest House (547 Atlanta Street), Lafloridian Inn Motel (516 Austin Street), Timbers Restaurant (1730 Sullivan Drive), Traveler's Rest Motel (1730 Sullivan Drive), Choctaw Motel (1313 South Columbia Street), Milltown Manor (1640 South Columbia Street).

Birthplace of: Professor Longhair - Musician, Chicago Bob Nelson - Blues musician, Henry "Tank" Powell - Politician, Kenderick Allen - 2005 NFL player (New York Giants, born: Sep 14, 1978), Ronald Fields - 2005 NFL player (San Francisco 49ers, born: Sep 13, 1981), Hulon B. Whittington - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Brandon Taylor - Football player, Charlie Spikes - Baseball player, Curtis Taylor - Football player, John McGeever - Football player.

Washington Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bogalusa and their reported violations in the past:

CITY OF BOGALUSA WATER SYSTEM (Address: 202 ARKANSAS ST , Population served: 14,000, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - In APR-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-09-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-09-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-24-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - In APR-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-09-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-09-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-24-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-08-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-08-2011), St Public Notif received (FEB-02-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (FEB-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-22-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (FEB-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-22-2014)
S AND P TRUCK STOP (Address: 63298 HWY 10 , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In JAN-05-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bogalusa that have no violations reported:

  • SHANES QUICK STOP (Address: 14483 Hwy 21 South , Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Louisiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.1%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.8%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Bogalusa in 2010:

  • 108 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 50 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 39 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Bogalusa in 2000:

  • 176 people in nursing homes
  • 38 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 27 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 11 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Bogalusa (2011 data):

  • Capital One, National Association: Columbia Street Branch, Columbia Street Drive-Up(Limited), North Side Branch. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
  • Citizens Savings Bank: at 1725 Sullivan Drive, branch established on 1945/01/01; Bogalusa Branch at 201 Cumberland Street, branch established on 1997/12/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $229.3 mil, Deposits: $192.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices
  • The First, A National Banking Association: Parish Branch at 600 Columbia Street, branch established on 1968/01/25; Columbia Street Branch at 600 Columbia Street, branch established on 2011/09/12. Info updated 2011/10/07: Bank assets: $679.9 mil, Deposits: $567.3 mil, headquarters in Hattiesburg, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancshares, Inc., The
  • Resource Bank: Bogalusa Branch at 402 Avenue B, branch established on 1999/09/07. Info updated 2009/06/22: Bank assets: $430.8 mil, Deposits: $371.8 mil, headquarters in Covington, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Resource Bankshares, Inc.
  • First NBC Bank: Bogalusa Branch at 200 Richmond Street, branch established on 1999/02/08. Info updated 2011/11/21: Bank assets: $2,218.7 mil, Deposits: $1,904.1 mil, headquarters in New Orleans, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 33 total offices, Holding Company: First Nbc Bank Holding Company
  • Whitney Bank: Austin Street at 300 Austin Street, branch established on 1914/01/01. Info updated 2011/06/14: Bank assets: $14,882.3 mil, Deposits: $11,630.0 mil, headquarters in New Orleans, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 189 total offices, Holding Company: Hancock Holding Company

For population 15 years and over in Bogalusa:

Marital status in Bogalusa, LA
  • Never married: 35.9%
  • Now married: 32.5%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 11.8%
  • Divorced: 16.1%

For population 25 years and over in Bogalusa:

  • High school or higher: 78.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 11.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Louisiana average:

11.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Bogalusa
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Religion statistics for Bogalusa, LA (based on Washington Parish data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant20,14373
Black Protestant2,58317
Catholic2,0992
Mainline Protestant1,97514
Other4733
None19,895-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
Washington Parish:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Washington Parish:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Here:

4.00 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
This county:

4.67 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Washington Parish:

13.2%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

32.0%
State:

29.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bogalusa:

46.6%
Louisiana:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bogalusa:

41.0%
State:

46.6%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.3
Louisiana:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.7%
Louisiana:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

14.1%
Louisiana:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Bogalusa:

34.8%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
Bogalusa:

50.3%
Louisiana:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Bogalusa:

77.0%
Louisiana:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bogalusa, LA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 47$120,132$30,6720$0
Firefighters 34$87,553$30,9010$0
Streets and Highways 30$56,350$22,5400$0
Sewerage 20$58,154$34,8920$0
Financial Administration 19$44,795$28,2920$0
Correction 13$28,506$26,3130$0
Other Government Administration 12$17,307$17,3070$0
Judicial and Legal 6$10,791$21,5820$0
Other and Unallocable 5$18,934$45,4420$0
Water Supply 2$2,851$17,1060$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,877$46,5240$0
Solid Waste Management 1$2,443$29,3160$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 190$451,693$28,5280$0

Bogalusa government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $689,000 ($58.44)
    Housing and Community Development: $598,000 ($50.73)
    Air Transportation: $79,000 ($6.70)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,362,000 ($285.18)
    Police Protection: $2,652,000 ($224.96)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,610,000 ($221.39)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,954,000 ($165.75)
    Regular Highways: $1,686,000 ($143.01)
    Water Utilities: $1,499,000 ($127.15)
    Sewerage: $920,000 ($78.04)
    Correctional Institutions: $833,000 ($70.66)
    Solid Waste Management: $701,000 ($59.46)
    Financial Administration: $655,000 ($55.56)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $629,000 ($53.35)
    Central Staff Services: $396,000 ($33.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $387,000 ($32.83)
    Air Transportation: $185,000 ($15.69)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $28,000 ($2.38)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $412,000 ($34.95)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $4,000 ($0.34)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $401,000 ($34.01)
    General - Other: $224,000 ($19.00)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($0.42)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($0.34)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000 ($0.34)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,175,000 ($438.97)

Bogalusa government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,283,000 ($108.83)
    Solid Waste Management: $622,000 ($52.76)
    Housing and Community Development: $562,000 ($47.67)
    Other: $159,000 ($13.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $27,000 ($2.29)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $21,000 ($1.78)
    Air Transportation: $2,000 ($0.17)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,011,000 ($170.58)
    Other: $236,000 ($20.02)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $35,000 ($2.97)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,247,000 ($105.78)
    Interest Earnings: $392,000 ($33.25)
    Rents: $247,000 ($20.95)
    Fines and Forfeits: $197,000 ($16.71)
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,000 ($0.34)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($0.08)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,057,000 ($174.48)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $265,000 ($22.48)
    Water Utilities: $211,000 ($17.90)
    Highways: $95,000 ($8.06)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,687,000 ($567.22)
    Property: $3,386,000 ($287.22)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $469,000 ($39.78)
    Public Utilities Sales: $378,000 ($32.06)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $15,000 ($1.27)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $3,000 ($0.25)
    Other License: $1,000 ($0.08)

Bogalusa government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,584,000 ($643.31)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,543,000 ($555.01)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,041,000 ($88.30)

Bogalusa government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,729,000 ($485.96)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,467,000 ($124.44)

4.71% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($30,220 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.71%
Louisiana average:

6.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from St. Tammany Parish, LA  1.17% ($33,275 average AGI)
from Tangipahoa Parish, LA  0.57% ($24,500)
from Jefferson Parish, LA  0.24% ($47,000)
Businesses in Bogalusa, LA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3Popeyes1
AutoZone1RadioShack1
Burger King1SONIC Drive-In1
CVS1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Subway1
FedEx4Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's1UPS2
McDonald's1Walgreens1
Nike2Walmart1
Pizza Hut1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Bogalusa:

  • WIKC (1490 AM; 1 kW; BOGALUSA, LA; Owner: TIMBERLANDS BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WBOX (920 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BOGALUSA, LA; Owner: BEST COUNTRY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WRPM (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POPLARVILLE, MS; Owner: DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERS)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WRJW (1320 AM; 5 kW; PICAYUNE, MS; Owner: PEARL RIVER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTIX (690 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: WTIX, INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WYLD (940 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEEZ (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAPF (980 AM; 5 kW; MCCOMB, MS; Owner: SAN-DOW BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bogalusa:

  • WBOX-FM (92.9 FM; VARNADO, LA; Owner: BEST COUNTRY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKSY (106.1 FM; PICAYUNE, MS; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF NEW ORLEANS, LLC)
  • WJSH (104.7 FM; FOLSOM, LA; Owner: SOUTHWEST BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZKX (107.9 FM; BAY ST. LOUIS, MS; Owner: DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEMX (94.1 FM; KENTWOOD, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZNF (95.3 FM; LUMBERTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WUUU (98.9 FM; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WAOY (91.7 FM; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WOPR (94.7 FM; LACOMBE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Bogalusa:

  • WXXV-TV (Channel 25; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: MORRIS NETWORK OF MISSISSIPPI, INC.)
  • WUPL (Channel 54; SLIDELL, LA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WLOX (Channel 13; BILOXI, MS; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WMAH-TV (Channel 19; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Bogalusa: Hulon B. Whittington.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Bogalusa fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 49Number of bridges
  • 1,001ft / 305mTotal length
  • $1,706,000Total costs
  • 153,465Total average daily traffic
  • 26,684Total average daily truck traffic
  • 256,958Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bogalusa, LA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 71950-1959
  • 111960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 72010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bogalusa, LA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bogalusa)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 76 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Bogalusa, LA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bogalusa)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Bogalusa)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 159. The highest number of fire incidents - 305 took place in 2011, and the least - 18 in 2007. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Bogalusa, LA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (50.9%), and Structure Fires (33.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bogalusa, LA
    • 1,37650.9%Outside Fires
    • 89433.1%Structure Fires
    • 30411.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1284.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bogalusa, LA
Most common first names in Bogalusa, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James22769.8 years
John19672.1 years
Mary17175.1 years
William17172.8 years
Willie13471.3 years
Robert13368.6 years
Charles10267.9 years
George9673.8 years
Joseph8769.9 years
Walter6668.8 years
Most common last names in Bogalusa, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith18172.6 years
Williams14374.6 years
Magee12671.6 years
Jones9474.7 years
Adams9275.0 years
Johnson8671.6 years
Jenkins8569.3 years
Thomas8570.3 years
Brown7270.9 years
Miller6567.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bogalusa, LA
  • 60.9%Utility gas
  • 36.5%Electricity
  • 2.0%Wood
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bogalusa, LA
  • 55.8%Electricity
  • 43.9%Utility gas
  • 0.3%Wood


Bogalusa compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Bogalusa on our top lists:

  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time financial administration workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: law enforcement workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time firefighters per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2020.