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Population in 2012: 441 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.3%
 

Males: 215  (48.9%)
Females: 226  (51.1%)

Median resident age:  32.3 years
Louisiana median age:  39.5 years

Zip codes: 71419.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $25,835 (it was $25,250 in 2000)
Converse:

$25,835
LA:

$42,944
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,261

Converse village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $57,137 (it was $31,300 in 2000)
Converse:

$57,137
LA:

$139,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $62,629; Detached houses: $79,163; In 2-unit structures: $187,146; Mobile homes: $36,605

Median gross rent in 2012: $366.

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Converse races chart
  • White alone - 345 (78.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 43 (9.8%)
  • Two or more races - 24 (5.5%)
  • Black alone - 15 (3.4%)
  • Hispanic - 13 (3.0%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Converse: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (17.3%), German (10.6%), English (8.8%), French (6.7%), United States (5.0%), Scotch-Irish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 216 feet

Land area: 2.13 square miles.

Population density: 207 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Converse:

  • High school or higher: 64.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 13.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 47.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Converse village:

  • Never married: 32.1%
  • Now married: 44.5%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 11.0%
  • Divorced: 11.8%



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Converse, Louisiana as of September 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Converse to the number of sex offenders is 63 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Shreveport, LA (47.8 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (171.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Noble, LA (2.5 miles ), Zwolle, LA (3.3 miles ), Pleasant Hill, LA (3.3 miles ), Huxley, TX (3.3 miles ), Shelbyville, TX (3.6 miles) , South Mansfield, LA (4.1 miles ), Mansfield, LA (4.2 miles ), Stanley, LA (4.2 miles) .

Latitude: 31.78 N, Longitude: 93.70 W

Area code: 318

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.2%
Louisiana:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: 0 (0.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (32%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (11%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)

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Tornado activity:

Converse-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 172% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/12/1950, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.0 miles away from the Converse village center killed 18 people and injured 77 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/20/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.8 miles away from the village center injured 18 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sabine Parish (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Converse:

  • TOLEDO RETIREMENT AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; ZWOLLE, LA)
  • PROVENZA COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 10 miles away; ZWOLLE, LA)
  • AMALGAM HOSP (Hospital, about 12 miles away; PLEASANT HILL, LA)

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Converse:

  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana (about 36 miles; Natchitoches, LA; Full-time enrollment: 5,626)
  • Louisiana State University-Shreveport (about 46 miles; Shreveport, LA; FT enrollment: 2,639)
  • Bossier Parish Community College (about 53 miles; Bossier City, LA; FT enrollment: 3,177)
  • Stephen F Austin State University (about 58 miles; Nacogdoches, TX; FT enrollment: 10,307)
  • Angelina College (about 70 miles; Lufkin, TX; FT enrollment: 2,054)
  • LeTourneau University (about 77 miles; Longview, TX; FT enrollment: 3,187)
  • Grambling State University (about 78 miles; Grambling, LA; FT enrollment: 4,504)

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Notable location: North Sabine Fire Protection District Converse Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Sabine Parish Libraries - Converse Branch (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 400 Wildcat Drive).

 
Sabine 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 Converse and their reported violations in the past:

CONVERSE WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 480, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-11-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-11-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-06-2005), St Public Notif received (SEP-06-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between MAY-15-2000 and JUN-14-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-07-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-07-2000), St Public Notif received (JUL-10-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-10-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-10-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-01-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-22-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-10-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-10-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-01-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-22-2006)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.5%
(18.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 75.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.8% for American Indian residents, 33.3% for two or more races residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This village:  75.3%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  6.0%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Converse, LA

Converse compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black 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 above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Converse (2011 data):

  • Sabine State Bank and Trust Company: Converse Branch at 115 North Front Street, branch established on 1979/12/27. Info updated 2006/09/14: Bank assets: $683.7 mil, Deposits: $592.9 mil, headquarters in Many, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 45 total offices, Holding Company: Sabine Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Converse travel time to work - commute


Converse mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (46%)
  • Electricity (44%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

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Religion statistics for Converse village (based on Sabine Parish data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 70.89%
Here70.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of the NazareneLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents68.3%20.4%4.8%2.0%1.9%
Congregations66.7%6.4%10.3%5.1%1.3%
NameAssemblies of GodChurches of ChristCumberland Presbyterian ChurchChurch of God of ProphecyOther
Adherents1.2%0.8%0.3%0.2%0.1%
Congregations2.6%3.8%1.3%1.3%1.3%
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: 6
Sabine Parish:

2.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Sabine Parish:

5.50 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
This county:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.8%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Sabine Parish:

31.8%
State:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.1%
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 1$2,300$27,6004$525
Police Protection - Officers 1$1,700$20,4000$0
Water Supply 1$1,300$15,6001$400
Totals for Government 3$5,300$21,2005$925

Converse government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $116,000 ($263.04)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $61,000 ($138.32)
    Police Protection: $32,000 ($72.56)
    Sewerage: $27,000 ($61.22)
    Water Utilities: $21,000 ($47.62)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($43.08)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $53,000 ($120.18)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($2.27)

Converse government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $23,000 ($52.15)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $116,000 ($263.04)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,000 ($4.54)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $44,000 ($99.77)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($4.54)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $24,000 ($54.42)
  • Tax - NEC: $24,000 ($54.42)
    Total General Sales: $22,000 ($49.89)
    Property: $14,000 ($31.75)

Converse government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $13,000 ($29.48)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $11,000 ($24.94)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $3,000 ($6.80)

Converse government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $100,000 ($226.76)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $11,000 ($24.94)

5.70% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,446 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.70%
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 Natchitoches Parish, LA  0.59% ($27,395 average AGI)
from Vernon Parish, LA  0.51% ($27,081)
from De Soto Parish, LA  0.40% ($36,241)


5.45% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,967 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
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 Natchitoches Parish, LA  0.66% ($33,396 average AGI)
to Vernon Parish, LA  0.55% ($25,150)
to Caddo Parish, LA  0.50% ($39,861)

Strongest AM radio stations in Converse:

  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWLA (1400 AM; 1 kW; MANY, LA; Owner: WLV-TV INCORPORATED)
  • WLAD (800 AM; 1 kW; COUSHATTA, LA; Owner: THE BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KOKA (980 AM; 5 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: ACCESS.1 COMMUNICATIONS - SHREVEPORT, LLC)
  • KWDF (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; BALL, LA; Owner: BALL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KSYB (1300 AM; 5 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: AMISTAD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KOFY (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GILMER, TX; Owner: JERRY RUSSELL D/B/A THE RUSSELL COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Converse:

  • KJVC (92.7 FM; MANSFIELD, LA; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KORI (104.7 FM; MANSFIELD, LA; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAVK (89.3 FM; MANY, LA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KSBH (94.9 FM; COUSHATTA, LA; Owner: KSBH, L.L.C.)
  • KQBB (100.5 FM; CENTER, TX; Owner: CENTER BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • K220FQ (91.9 FM; MANY, LA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KWLV (107.1 FM; MANY, LA; Owner: WLV-TV, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Converse:

  • KAIN-LP (Channel 55; NATCHITOCHES, LA; Owner: MARY GILL LEE)
  • KNTS-LP (Channel 17; NATCHITOCHES, LA; Owner: RICHARD GILL)
  • KNYS-LP (Channel 27; NATCHITOCHES, LA; Owner: MARY GILL LEE)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total costs: $412,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,200
Total average daily truck traffic: 308
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 3,740

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Converse)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1217 Wpa Road (Lat: 31.888778 Lon: -93.739333), Type: Tank, Structure height: 35 m, Call Sign: WPWC257
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.375 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/03/2012, Expiration Date: 10/08/2022, Certifier: Donald C Le Jeune
    Registrant: Lao # 20217903, 102 E Middle St, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (800) 886-4222, Fax: (717) 337-9157

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • Lat: 31.730028 Lon: -93.714694, Type: Tower, Structure height: 105.2 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQJF531, Licensee ID: L00969605
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/20/2008, Expiration Date: 08/20/2018, Certifier: Michael Rapaport
    Registrant: Idt Spectrum, LLC
  • Converse0, Lat: 31.784361 Lon: -93.700694, Type: Tower, Structure height: 105.5 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQKK629
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/25/2009, Expiration Date: 06/25/2019, Certifier: William R Benham
    Registrant: Data Technology Solutions LLC, 1300 North Berard Street, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517, Phone: (225) 788-4586, Fax: (337) 332-1514, Email:
  • Converse180, Lat: 31.784361 Lon: -93.700694, Type: Tower, Structure height: 105.5 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQKK629
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/25/2009, Expiration Date: 06/25/2019, Certifier: William R Benham
    Registrant: Data Technology Solutions LLC, 1300 North Berard Street, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517, Phone: (225) 788-4586, Fax: (337) 332-1514, Email:
  • CONVERSE, Near 607 Caddo St. (Lat: 31.784361 Lon: -93.700694), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 105.5 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQQU910
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6063.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/07/2013, Expiration Date: 03/07/2023, Certifier: Christopher Pickard
    Registrant: Peg Bandwidth, LLC, 5904 Stone Creek Drive, Suite 130, The Colony, TX 75056, Phone: (214) 770-8791, Email:
  • CONVERSE, Along Kcs Right Of Way .6 Mi N Of (Lat: 31.790444 Lon: -93.691833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WEH279
    Assigned Frequencies: 958.350 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/07/2010, Expiration Date: 12/13/2020
    Registrant: The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, 4601 Hilry Huckaby Dr., Shreveport, LA 71107, Phone: (318) 676-6188, Fax: (318) 676-6252, Email:



Most common first names in Converse, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2470.6 years
William2373.7 years
John1571.0 years
Henry1376.5 years
Thomas1274.9 years
Mary1177.9 years
Annie880.3 years
Willie874.8 years
Charles672.0 years
Mildred668.0 years
Most common last names in Converse, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown1274.2 years
Williams1281.5 years
Moore978.0 years
Craig873.7 years
Vines879.7 years
Ford872.3 years
Price882.7 years
Mcdonald775.7 years
Jones777.1 years
Patrick781.1 years
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