Fenton, Louisiana

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Population in 2013: 375 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.3%
 
Males: 197  (52.8%)
Females: 178  (47.2%)
Median resident age:  33.1 years
Louisiana median age:  36.0 years

Zip codes: 70591, 70640.

Fenton Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2013: $24,297 (it was $21,125 in 2000)
Fenton:

$24,297
LA:

$44,164

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $12,259 (it was $9,958 in 2000)

Fenton village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $97,675 (it was $35,300 in 2000)
Fenton:

$97,675
LA:

$140,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $100,172; Detached houses: $109,069; Mobile homes: $44,762

Median gross rent in 2013: $358.

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  • Races in Fenton, LA (2010)

    Fenton races chart
    • 21155.7%Black alone
    • 13836.4%White alone
    • 154.0%Two or more races
    • 133.4%Hispanic
    • 20.5%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Fenton: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: French (13.3%), Irish (5.3%), German (2.7%), French Canadian (1.7%), United States (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 34 feet

Land area: 0.41 square miles.

Population density: 909 people per square mile   (low).

Fenton, Louisiana map

For population 25 years and over in Fenton:

  • High school or higher: 76.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 9.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fenton village:

  • Never married: 38.2%
  • Now married: 22.9%
  • Separated: 7.5%
  • Widowed: 13.3%
  • Divorced: 18.1%

2 residents are foreign born

This village:

0.5%
Louisiana:

3.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $260 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $236 (0.2%)

Fenton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lake Charles, LA (20.2 miles , pop. 71,757).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baton Rouge, LA (106.2 miles , pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (153.3 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Lacassine, LA (3.0 miles ), Kinder, LA (3.1 miles ), Iowa, LA (3.2 miles ), Welsh, LA (3.2 miles ), Reeves, LA (3.6 miles ), Roanoke, LA (3.7 miles ), Elton, LA (3.9 miles ), Gillis, LA (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 30.36 N, Longitude: 92.92 W

Area code: 337

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

4.6%
Louisiana:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +115 (+43.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (27%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (24%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (42%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (33%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Fenton, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Fenton-area historical tornado activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 60% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/21/1992, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.9 miles away from the Fenton village center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1952, a category F3 tornado 13.7 miles away from the village center injured 10 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fenton-area historical earthquake activity is below Louisiana state average. It is 92% 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 239.9 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 476.9 miles away from Fenton center
On 12/9/2000 at 06:46:09, a magnitude 4.3 (4.2 MB, 4.3 MS, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 231.6 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 339.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/30/1994 at 01:08:24, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 237.1 miles away from Fenton center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 334.9 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 Jefferson Davis Parish (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Fenton:

  • ALLEN PARISH HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; KINDER, LA)
  • E NICHOLS STREET COMMUNITY HOM (Hospital, about 11 miles away; WELSH, LA)
  • GOLDEN AGE OF WELSH, LLC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WELSH, LA)
  • WELSH NURSING FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WELSH, LA)

Amtrak station near Fenton:

  • 20 miles: LAKE CHARLES (433 RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fenton:

  • SOWELA Technical Community College (about 18 miles; Lake Charles, LA; Full-time enrollment: 2,160)
  • McNeese State University (about 22 miles; Lake Charles, LA; FT enrollment: 7,444)
  • South Louisiana Community College (about 53 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 2,519)
  • Acadiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus (about 53 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 2,378)
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette (about 55 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 14,493)
  • Lamar University (about 73 miles; Beaumont, TX; FT enrollment: 13,658)
  • Lamar Institute of Technology (about 73 miles; Beaumont, TX; FT enrollment: 2,023)

Public elementary/middle school in Fenton:

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Notable locations in Fenton: Kinder Police Department (A), Jefferson Davis Parish Fire District 5 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Fenton include: Greater Saint Joseph Baptist Church (A), Fenton Baptist Church (B), Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 58.1. This is better than average.

City:

58.1
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 5.16. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.16
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 4.22. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.22
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 24.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.6
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 27.1%
(28.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.9% for Black residents, 29.4% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.8 people
Louisiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  72.5%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  2.2%
Whole state:  6.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Fenton compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.8
Louisiana average:

12.2

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (59%)
  • Utility gas (41%)

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Religion statistics for Fenton village (based on Jefferson Davis Parish data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic16,10011
Evangelical Protestant6,07823
Mainline Protestant1,38411
Black Protestant4413
Other2302
None7,361-
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: 10
Jefferson Davis Parish:

3.21 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

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

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Jefferson Davis Parish:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

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

5.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

3.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.4%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson Davis Parish:

32.0%
Louisiana:

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

11.1%
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 0$0 10$10,552
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$377
Housing and Community Development(Local) 0$0 3$7,243
Water Supply 3$5,524$22,0960$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$513
Totals for Government 3$5,524$22,09615$18,685

5.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,844 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.52%
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 Calcasieu Parish, LA  1.62% ($33,627 average AGI)
from Acadia Parish, LA  0.78% ($30,210)
from Allen Parish, LA  0.29% ($26,567)


5.84% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,047 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
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 Calcasieu Parish, LA  1.84% ($33,337 average AGI)
to Acadia Parish, LA  0.79% ($34,229)
to Lafayette Parish, LA  0.40% ($33,167)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fenton:

  • KLCL (1470 AM; 5 kW; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLVI (560 AM; 5 kW; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KJEF (1290 AM; 1 kW; JENNINGS, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDYS (1520 AM; 10 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KXZZ (1580 AM; 1 kW; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KAOK (1400 AM; 1 kW; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCAST SERVICES,LLC.)
  • KWDF (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; BALL, LA; Owner: BALL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KJMJ (580 AM; 5 kW; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fenton:

  • KBXG (99.5 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHLA (92.9 FM; JENNINGS, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVEE (107.5 FM; LAKE ARTHUR, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOJO (91.7 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • KYKZ (96.1 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBIU (103.7 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KAJN-FM (102.9 FM; CROWLEY, LA; Owner: RICE CAPITAL BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KYLC (90.3 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • K201FO (88.1 FM; JENNINGS, LA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KQIS (102.1 FM; BASILE, LA; Owner: THIRD PARTNER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRVS (88.7 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE)
  • KSMB (94.5 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZMZ (96.9 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBAN (91.1 FM; DE RIDDER, LA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KQLK (97.9 FM; DE RIDDER, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC)
  • KKGB (101.3 FM; SULPHUR, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Fenton:

  • KPLC (Channel 7; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KLTL-TV (Channel 18; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KLFY-TV (Channel 10; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KLFY, L.P.)
  • KLPB-TV (Channel 24; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KATC (Channel 3; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KATC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KVHP (Channel 29; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFAM-LP (Channel 58; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: RICE CAPITAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KADN (Channel 15; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KADN-15, INC.)
  • K51EC (Channel 51; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • K45DI (Channel 45; MERMENTAU, LA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KJEF-CA (Channel 13; JENNINGS, ETC., LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)

Fenton fatal accident list:

Jul 9, 2012 04:36 AM, Us-165, Lat: 30.36103, Lon: -92.92065, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Sep 5, 1983 02:10 PM, Hwy165, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Fenton)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 5.5 Mi W Nw (Lat: 30.395472 Lon: -93.002361), Structure height: 463 m, Call Sign: KPH853
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.980 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/06/1987, Expiration Date: 06/01/2005, Cancellation Date: 03/03/2004
    Registrant: Dow, Lohnes & Albertson, Pllc, 1200 New Hampshire Ave., Nw; Suite 800, Washington, DC 20003, Phone: (202) 776-2000, Fax: (202) 776-2222, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • KPLC Xmitter Site, Tv Tower Rd (Lat: 30.396306 Lon: -93.000972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 440 m, Overall height: 460 m, Call Sign: WMU649
    Assigned Frequencies: 6925.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/10/1994, Expiration Date: 06/01/2013
    Registrant: Covington & Burling LLP, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (202) 662-5345, Fax: (202) 778-5345, Email:
  • FENTON ELEM, 509 First Street (Lat: 30.369000 Lon: -92.920500), Type: Pole, Structure height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WQLI835
    Assigned Frequencies: 11345.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/03/2010, Expiration Date: 02/03/2020, Certifier: Josh Roy
    Registrant: Detel Wireless LLC, 2028 Hwy. 115, Mansura, LA 71350, Phone: (318) 597-0303, Fax: (318) 597-3707, Email:
  • STATION, Gsu Carter Substation 2 Miles Sse Of (Lat: 30.336583 Lon: -92.911250), Overall height: 39.6 m, Call Sign: WHH683
    Assigned Frequencies: 6555.00 MHz, 6665.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/30/1999, Expiration Date: 09/29/2009, Cancellation Date: 08/05/2009
    Registrant: Saic, Inc / Entergy Services, Inc, 425 West Capitol Ave Mbb-8f, Little Rock, AR 72203-0551, Phone: (501) 340-3116, Fax: (501) 340-3188, Email:
  • KPLC Xmitter, 5.5 Mi Wnw (Lat: 30.396306 Lon: -93.000972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 440 m, Overall height: 460 m, Call Sign: WLE785
    Assigned Frequencies: 2042.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/17/1984, Expiration Date: 06/01/2013, Cancellation Date: 07/01/2009
    Registrant: Covington & Burling LLP, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (202) 662-5120, Fax: (202) 778-5120, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KC5VPX, Licensee ID: L01152284
    Grant Date: 05/16/2006, Expiration Date: 08/07/2016, Certifier: Douglas A Elter
    Registrant: Douglas A Elter, Fenton, LA 70640
  • Call Sign: KD5BBM, Licensee ID: L01276406
    Grant Date: 04/26/2007, Expiration Date: 06/11/2017, Certifier: Stephanie G Elter
    Registrant: Stephanie G Elter, Fenton, LA 70640

Most common first names in Fenton, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary672.4 years
Joseph469.8 years
Eunice372.4 years
Alphonsine286.0 years
Eula283.5 years
Earl270.0 years
Alice269.0 years
George269.0 years
Laurits269.0 years
Marie278.0 years
Most common last names in Fenton, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Alfred867.5 years
Guillory673.3 years
Fontenot676.1 years
Coleman477.0 years
Mcnabb477.9 years
Peloquin480.8 years
Miller484.2 years
Greene381.3 years
Langley374.3 years
Leday375.0 years
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