Dodson, Louisiana

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Population in 2013: 326 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.7%
 
Males: 146  (45.0%)
Females: 180  (55.0%)
Median resident age:  39.2 years
Louisiana median age:  39.5 years

Zip codes: 71422.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,529 (it was $25,536 in 2000)
Dodson:

$36,529
LA:

$42,944
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,691 (it was $10,452 in 2000)

Dodson village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $26,542 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Dodson:

$26,542
LA:

$139,500
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $44,284; Detached houses: $57,238; Mobile homes: $22,333

Median gross rent in 2012: $654.

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Dodson races chart
  • White alone - 259 (76.9%)
  • Black alone - 66 (19.6%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (1.8%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Dodson: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (17.8%), English (12.0%), German (11.1%), United States (5.4%), Scotch-Irish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 232 feet

Land area: 2.25 square miles.

Population density: 145 people per square mile   (very low).

Dodson, Louisiana map

For population 25 years and over in Dodson:

  • High school or higher: 68.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dodson village:

  • Never married: 22.5%
  • Now married: 65.0%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

1 residents are foreign born

This village:  0.2%
Louisiana:  3.7%



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Dodson, Louisiana as of July 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Dodson to the number of sex offenders is 329 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 (0.8%)

Dodson satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Monroe, LA (44.6 miles , pop. 53,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (70.3 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (227.4 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Sikes, LA (3.2 miles) , Joyce, LA (3.2 miles ), Calvin, LA (3.2 miles ), Winnfield, LA (3.3 miles ), Jonesboro, LA (3.4 miles ), Hodge, LA (3.7 miles ), East Hodge, LA (3.8 miles ), North Hodge, LA (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 32.08 N, Longitude: 92.66 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 318

Dodson household income distribution Dodson home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.0%
Louisiana:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: 0 (0.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (21%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Retail trade (30%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (2%)
  • Information (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (15%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)

Work and jobs in Dodson: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Dodson, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Dodson-area historical tornado activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 78% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/3/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.8 miles away from the Dodson village center killed 9 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 9/12/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.8 miles away from the village center killed 5 people and injured 37 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dodson-area historical earthquake activity is above Louisiana state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 215.5 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 218.0 miles away from Dodson center
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 328.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 280.3 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) earthquake occurred 324.2 miles away from Dodson center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 350.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Winn Parish (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dodson topographic map

Birthplace of: Morgan W. Walker, Sr. - Banker.

Hospitals and medical centers in Dodson:

  • DODSON COMMUNITY RESIDENCE (8804 HWY 126)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Dodson:

  • WYATT MANOR NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; JONESBORO, LA)
  • CALVIN ROAD COMMUNITY RESIDENC (Hospital, about 9 miles away; WINNFIELD, LA)
  • SPECIALITY HOSPITAL OF WINNFIELD (Hospital, about 11 miles away; WINNFIELD, LA)
  • WINNFIELD NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER, LLC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WINNFIELD, LA)
  • WOODLANDS BEHAVIORAL CENTER (Hospital, about 11 miles away; WINNFIELD, LA)
  • MOSS HOME HEALTH, INC. (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; WINNFIELD, LA)
  • FMCNA - WINNFIELD (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; WINNFIELD, LA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dodson:

  • Grambling State University (about 31 miles; Grambling, LA; Full-time enrollment: 4,885)
  • Louisiana Tech University (about 31 miles; Ruston, LA; FT enrollment: 5,874)
  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana (about 35 miles; Natchitoches, LA; FT enrollment: 7,700)
  • University of Louisiana at Monroe (about 47 miles; Monroe, LA; FT enrollment: 6,764)
  • Louisiana Delta Community College (about 47 miles; Monroe, LA; FT enrollment: 3,168)
  • Louisiana State University-Shreveport (about 66 miles; Shreveport, LA; FT enrollment: 3,159)
  • Bossier Parish Community College (about 66 miles; Bossier City, LA; FT enrollment: 6,209)

Public high school in Dodson:

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Winn Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 27.1%
(26.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.3% for Black residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.4 people
Louisiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  65.5%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  7.2%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Dodson compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Dodson travel time to work - commute Dodson mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (59%)
  • Utility gas (37%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Dodson village (based on Winn Parish data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.95%
Here: 65.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodChurches of ChristCatholic Church
Adherents80.5%5.6%5.2%2.6%2.0%
Congregations62.1%10.3%8.6%6.9%1.7%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationChurch of the NazareneEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.8%0.7%0.6%0.5%0.5%
Congregations1.7%3.4%1.7%1.7%1.7%
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: 3
Winn Parish:

1.94 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Winn Parish:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Winn Parish:

5.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.7%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Winn Parish:

31.3%
Louisiana:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.3%
State:

13.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 5$6,261$15,0261$1,736
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,815$33,7802$2,942
Water Supply 2$5,757$34,5420$0
Totals for Government 8$14,833$22,2503$4,678

4.90% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,771 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.90%
Louisiana average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jackson Parish, LA  0.62% ($31,296 average AGI)
from Natchitoches Parish, LA  0.53% ($23,304)
from Grant Parish, LA  0.37% ($38,875)


6.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,528 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.13%
Louisiana average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jackson Parish, LA  0.77% ($32,176 average AGI)
to Natchitoches Parish, LA  0.63% ($22,179)
to Rapides Parish, LA  0.45% ($32,300)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dodson:

  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMGG (920 AM; 1 kW; JONESBORO, LA; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KVCL (1270 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WINNFIELD, LA; Owner: HARRISON BROADCAST ORGANIZATION, INC)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNOE (540 AM; 5 kW; MONROE, LA; Owner: NOE CORP., LLC)
  • KWDF (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; BALL, LA; Owner: BALL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KRJO (1680 AM; 10 kW; MONROE, LA; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KJMJ (580 AM; 5 kW; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • KMBS (1310 AM; 5 kW; WEST MONROE, LA; Owner: RED BEAR BROADCASTING)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dodson:

  • KXKZ (107.5 FM; RUSTON, LA; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS CAPITAL COMPANY II OF LOUISIANA, LLC)
  • KNOE-FM (101.9 FM; MONROE, LA; Owner: NOE CORP., LLC)
  • KQID-FM (93.1 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: CENLA B/C CO INC.)
  • KVCL-FM (92.1 FM; WINNFIELD, LA; Owner: HARRISON BROADCAST ORGANIZATION, INC)
  • KLSA (90.7 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: BD OF SUPV OF LA ST U & A&M COLLEGE)
  • KTOC-FM (104.9 FM; JONESBORO, LA; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KAYT (88.1 FM; JENA, LA; Owner: BLACK MEDIA WORKS, INC.)
  • KJLO-FM (104.1 FM; MONROE, LA; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCIJ (106.5 FM; ATLANTA, LA; Owner: NORTH FACE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KGRM (91.5 FM; GRAMBLING, LA; Owner: GRAMBLING COLLEGE OF LOUISIANA)
  • K209BR (89.7 FM; JONESBORO, LA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Dodson:

  • KAQY (Channel 11; COLUMBIA, LA; Owner: MONROE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNOE-TV (Channel 8; MONROE, LA; Owner: NOE CORP., LLC)
  • KLTM-TV (Channel 13; MONROE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KARD (Channel 14; WEST MONROE, LA; Owner: QUORUM OF LOUISIANA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KLAX-TV (Channel 31; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: POLLACK/BELZ COMMUNICATIONS CO., INC)
  • KCDH-LP (Channel 4; WINNFIELD, LA; Owner: CRANFORD L. JORDAN)
  • KLPA-TV (Channel 25; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)

Dodson fatal accident list:

Mar 4, 1985 10:25 AM, La126, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total average daily traffic: 1,520
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 2,584

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Dodson)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Us Hwy 167 2.3 Mi Nw (Lat: 32.106556 Lon: -92.684306), Call Sign: KYS723
    Assigned Frequencies: 49.3600 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/24/2000, Expiration Date: 04/26/2005, Cancellation Date: 07/02/2005, Certifier: Dan L Fiest
    Registrant: Weyerhaeuser Company, 209 Douglas St., Longview, WA 98632, Phone: (360) 636-6380, Fax: (360) 636-6532, Email:
  • 706 Hwy 167 North (Lat: 32.110000 Lon: -92.681944), Call Sign: WQEE591
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.955 MHz, 151.895 MHz, 151.910 MHz, 151.985 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/09/2006, Expiration Date: 01/09/2016, Certifier: Dan Fiest
    Registrant: Weyerhaeuser Nr Company, Cosmopolis, WA 98503, Phone: (360) 537-8266, Fax: (360) 537-8312, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • STATION, On State Hwy 1508 1.5 Mi Se Of (Lat: 32.060139 Lon: -92.642639), Overall height: 91.4 m, Call Sign: WNEG594
    Assigned Frequencies: 1985.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/19/1997, Expiration Date: 10/13/1999, Cancellation Date: 03/16/1998
    Registrant: Phone: (972) 337-3053
  • On St Hwy 1508 1.5 Mi Se Of (Lat: 32.060139 Lon: -92.642639), Overall height: 91.4 m, Call Sign: WPND983
    Assigned Frequencies: 1945.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/03/1997, Expiration Date: 04/03/2002, Cancellation Date: 07/07/1998
    Registrant: Phone: (816) 559-5206
  • STATION, 1.8 Mi Se (Lat: 32.060139 Lon: -92.642639), Overall height: 91.4 m, Call Sign: WEG734
    Assigned Frequencies: 2143.60 MHz, 2146.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/02/1999, Expiration Date: 04/29/2009, Cancellation Date: 08/22/2003, Certifier: Richard A Seals
    Registrant: Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP, 1476 Keystone Road, Sterlington, LA 71280, Phone: (318) 665-2125, Fax: (318) 665-0354, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Dodson)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
Most common first names in Dodson, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2074.0 years
James1772.1 years
William1275.6 years
Mary780.4 years
Henry677.1 years
Charles676.3 years
Charlie676.7 years
Willie678.3 years
Minnie575.8 years
Walter581.0 years
Most common last names in Dodson, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Walker1673.1 years
Carpenter1478.5 years
Hollingswort1270.4 years
Taylor1180.8 years
Jones1178.5 years
Durbin1070.5 years
Adams982.5 years
Gray976.6 years
Chandler977.9 years
Thompson875.3 years
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