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Population in 2012: 253 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +21.1%
Males: 104  (41.5%)
Females: 149  (58.5%)

Median resident age:  33.5 years
Louisiana median age:  39.5 years

Zip codes: 71016.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $23,432 (it was $23,125 in 2000)
Castor:

$23,432
LA:

$42,944
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $11,708

Castor village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $86,111 (it was $53,900 in 2000)
Castor:

$86,111
LA:

$139,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $80,737; Detached houses: $93,571; Mobile homes: $44,800

Median gross rent in 2012: $413.

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  • White alone - 228 (88.4%)
  • Black alone - 24 (9.3%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (1.2%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Castor: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: French (16.4%), Irish (11.3%), United States (10.7%), Scottish (5.7%), English (5.0%), German (5.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 165 feet

Land area: 1.20 square miles.

Population density: 211 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Castor:

  • High school or higher: 75.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 26.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Castor village:

  • Never married: 15.1%
  • Now married: 61.3%
  • Separated: 12.9%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 3.2%

2 residents are foreign born

This village:  1.5%
Louisiana:  3.7%



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Castor, Louisiana as of December 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Castor to the number of sex offenders is 127 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.2%)

Castor satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bossier City, LA (35.8 miles , pop. 56,461).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (38.4 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (214.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Jamestown, LA (2.6 miles) , Ringgold, LA (2.9 miles ), Lucky, LA (3.0 miles ), Hall Summit, LA (3.1 miles ), Ashland, LA (3.1 miles ), Martin, LA (3.3 miles ), Saline, LA (3.5 miles ), Bienville, LA (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 32.25 N, Longitude: 93.16 W

Area code: 318

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.8%
Louisiana:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +11 (+5.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (30%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (15%)
  • Utilities (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Educational services (63%)
  • Finance and insurance (38%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (10%)
  • Carpenters (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Registered nurses (14%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Cashiers (10%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (10%)

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Tornado activity:

Castor-area historical tornado activity is above Louisiana state average. It is 184% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/1992, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.2 miles away from the Castor village center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/2/1984, a category F3 tornado 14.4 miles away from the village center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Castor-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/10/1994 at 23:34:02, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 59.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/3/2001 at 10:46:13, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 71.2 miles away from Castor center
On 5/16/2007 at 13:22:21, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bienville Parish (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Ice Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Freeze: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: J. Frank McInnis - Judge, Len Lacy - Politician.


Hospitals/medical centers near Castor:

  • RINGGOLD NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER, LLC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; RINGGOLD, LA)

Political contributions by individuals in Castor, LA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Castor:

  • Grambling State University (about 33 miles; Grambling, LA; Full-time enrollment: 4,504)
  • Louisiana State University-Shreveport (about 34 miles; Shreveport, LA; FT enrollment: 2,639)
  • Bossier Parish Community College (about 35 miles; Bossier City, LA; FT enrollment: 3,177)
  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana (about 35 miles; Natchitoches, LA; FT enrollment: 5,626)
  • Louisiana Tech University (about 36 miles; Ruston, LA; FT enrollment: 7,480)
  • University of Louisiana Monroe (about 67 miles; Monroe, LA; FT enrollment: 6,712)
  • Southern Arkansas University Main Campus (about 72 miles; Magnolia, AR; FT enrollment: 2,501)

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Notable location: Bienville Fire District 6 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Bienville 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 Castor and their reported violations in the past:

ALBERTA WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 1500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and APR-18-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (APR-11-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (APR-18-2000)
CASTOR WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 375, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-01-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-01-2006), St Public Notif received (FEB-27-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-01-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-01-2006), St Public Notif received (FEB-27-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-03-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-03-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-23-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and JUL-01-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2000)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.1%
(8.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 94.1% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.6 people
Louisiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  70.0%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  5.0%
Whole state:  6.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Castor, LA

Castor compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Castor (2011 data):

  • Bank of Ringgold: Castor Branch at Pine And Front Streets, branch established on 1984/12/19. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $68.9 mil, Deposits: $53.8 mil, headquarters in Ringgold, LA, positive income, 3 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Castor travel time to work - commute


Castor mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (52%)
  • Utility gas (48%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Castor village (based on Bienville Parish data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.38%
Here52.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents75.8%9.7%5.6%2.9%6.1%
Congregations54.3%15.2%4.3%8.7%17.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Bienville Parish:

1.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

3.36 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Bienville Parish:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.4%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Bienville Parish:

33.2%
State:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Bienville Parish:

17.4%
State:

13.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$146
Police - Other 0$0 1$43
Water Supply 0$0 2$128
Totals for Government 0$0 5$317


7.01% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,494 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.01%
Louisiana average:

8.89%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lincoln Parish, LA  0.87% ($20,951 average AGI)
from Webster Parish, LA  0.74% ($26,029)
from Bossier Parish, LA  0.64% ($30,533)


7.09% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,060 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.09%
Louisiana average:

13.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lincoln Parish, LA  1.00% ($23,745 average AGI)
to Bossier Parish, LA  0.93% ($31,614)
to Webster Parish, LA  0.81% ($21,658)

Strongest AM radio stations in Castor:

  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOKA (980 AM; 5 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: ACCESS.1 COMMUNICATIONS - SHREVEPORT, LLC)
  • KNOE (540 AM; 5 kW; MONROE, LA; Owner: NOE CORP., LLC)
  • KSYB (1300 AM; 5 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: AMISTAD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLAD (800 AM; 1 kW; COUSHATTA, LA; Owner: THE BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KWDF (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; BALL, LA; Owner: BALL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KPYN (900 AM; 10 kW; ATLANTA, TX; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KMGG (920 AM; 1 kW; JONESBORO, LA; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Castor:

  • KXKZ (107.5 FM; RUSTON, LA; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS CAPITAL COMPANY II OF LOUISIANA, LLC)
  • KRMD-FM (101.1 FM; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KYLA (106.7 FM; HOMER, LA; Owner: NWLA BROADCASTING, L.L.C)
  • KSBH (94.9 FM; COUSHATTA, LA; Owner: KSBH, L.L.C.)
  • KBEF (104.5 FM; GIBSLAND, LA; Owner: GREENWOOD ACRES BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • KLKL (95.7 FM; MINDEN, LA; Owner: ACCESS.1 COMMUNICATIONS - SHREVEPORT, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Castor:

  • KTBS-TV (Channel 3; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: KTBS, INC.)
  • KAQY (Channel 11; COLUMBIA, LA; Owner: MONROE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMSS-TV (Channel 33; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KSLA-TV (Channel 12; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: KSLA, LLC)
  • KSHV (Channel 45; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: WHITE KNIGHT BROADCASTING OF SHREVEPORT LIC. CORP.)
  • KARD (Channel 14; WEST MONROE, LA; Owner: QUORUM OF LOUISIANA LICENSE, LLC)

Castor fatal accident list:

Aug 18, 1988 05:15 PM, La4, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
May 28, 1978 10:30 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 25 meters (82ft)
Total average daily traffic: 4,990
Total average daily truck traffic: 249
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 8,483

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Castor)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 1/2 Mi N W Of La 4 & La 792 (Lat: 32.264333 Lon: -93.174889), Call Sign: KNBL801, Licensee ID: L00009917
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.3000 MHz, 47.3200 MHz, 47.4000 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/23/2001, Expiration Date: 09/02/2011, Cancellation Date: 12/16/2002
    Registrant: State Of Louisiana, 7686 Tom Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70806, Phone: (504) 925-5719
  • Office Hwy 4 1/4 Mi E (Lat: 32.258500 Lon: -93.166833), Call Sign: KAS223, Licensee ID: L00767533
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.6200 MHz, 49.1200 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/25/2001, Expiration Date: 03/18/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/21/2011
    Registrant: International Paper Company, Shreveport, LA 71105, Phone: (214) 934-4576
  • 1 Mi N Of La Hwy 4 7 Mi Ene (Lat: 32.296000 Lon: -93.063222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91 m, Call Sign: KJQ377
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.9400 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/04/2011, Expiration Date: 01/30/2021
    Registrant: Spectra Energy, 5400 Westheimer Court, Houston, TX 77056-5310, Phone: (713) 627-5229, Fax: (713) 386-4185, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • STATION, 1 Mi N Of Hwy 4 7 Mi Ene (Lat: 32.295972 Lon: -93.063194), Overall height: 91.4 m, Call Sign: WNTQ229
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.268 MHz, 928.268 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/12/2012, Expiration Date: 10/02/2022
    Registrant: Spectra Energy, 5400 Westheimer Court, Hoouston, TX 77056-5310, Phone: (713) 627-5229, Fax: (713) 386-4185, Email:
  • Castor 140, 140 Front Street (Lat: 32.250861 Lon: -93.165972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: WQJI970
    Assigned Frequencies: 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/25/2008, Expiration Date: 09/25/2018, Certifier: Elizabeth Creekmore
    Registrant: Nexus Systems, Inc, 363 Venable Lane, Monroe, LA 71203, Phone: (318) 323-5578, Email:
  • CASTOR, 9745 Hwy 4, Bienville County (Lat: 32.271556 Lon: -93.145722), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.7 m, Overall height: 93.5 m, Call Sign: WQNT283
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6625.00 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6256.54 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/17/2011, Expiration Date: 05/17/2021, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KC5BYU
    Grant Date: 08/10/1993, Expiration Date: 08/10/2003, Cancellation Date: 08/11/2005
    Registrant: Dennis R Thomas Sr, Rte 1 Box 2045, Castor, LA 71016
  • Call Sign: KC5VQR, Licensee ID: L00143082
    Grant Date: 06/27/2006, Expiration Date: 08/09/2016
    Registrant: Gary A Hill, 526 Hwy 153, Castor, LA 71016
  • Call Sign: WA5LHN, Licensee ID: L00191559
    Grant Date: 10/14/2003, Expiration Date: 11/23/2013
    Registrant: Marion C Graham Jr, 438 Wallace Rd, Castor, LA 71016
  • Call Sign: KD5QBO, Licensee ID: L00411613
    Grant Date: 12/16/2011, Expiration Date: 10/18/2021, Certifier: Richard S Bradley
    Registrant: Richard S Bradley, 110 Sullivan Rd, Castor, LA 71016


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 20
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Incident types - Castor


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Castor, LA
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