Fort Polk North, Louisiana

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Population in 2010: 2,864.
Population change since 2000: -12.7%
Males: 1,461  (51.0%)
Females: 1,403  (49.0%)
Median resident age:

24.2 years
Louisiana median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 70656, 71446, 71459.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $37,990 (it was $31,921 in 2000)
Fort Polk North:

$37,990
LA:

$51,073

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $20,541 (it was $11,425 in 2000)

Fort Polk North CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $22,317 (it was $9,999 in 2000)
Fort Polk North:

$22,317
LA:

$172,100

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,005.

March 2019 cost of living index in Fort Polk North: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 7.4%
(1.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.4% for Black residents, 16.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

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  • Races in Fort Polk North, LA (2019)
    • 1,06447.2%White alone
    • 52523.3%Hispanic
    • 47321.0%Black alone
    • 1225.4%Two or more races
    • 853.8%Asian alone

Races in Fort Polk North detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: American (14.7%), English (4.7%), African (4.1%), Italian (3.5%), European (1.9%), German (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 8.12 square miles.

Population density: 353 people per square mile   (very low).

Fort Polk North, Louisiana map

213 residents are foreign born (4.3% Asia, 2.7% Africa, 1.1% Europe, 1.0% Latin America).

This place:

9.4%
Louisiana:

4.2%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Fort Polk North CDP:

0.0% ($0)
Louisiana:

0.3% ($199)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lake Charles, LA (61.5 miles , pop. 71,757).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (100.8 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (161.4 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Fort Polk South, LA (2.2 miles ),
New Llano, LA (2.6 miles ),
Leesville, LA (2.6 miles ),
Simpson, LA (3.7 miles ),
Rosepine, LA (3.8 miles ),
Anacoco, LA (3.8 miles ),
Pitkin, LA (4.2 miles ),
De Ridder, LA (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 31.10 N, Longitude: 93.17 W

Distribution of median household income in Fort Polk North, LA in 2019

Fort Polk North satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.8%
Louisiana:

8.1%
Historical population in Fort Polk North, LA
Historical housing units in Fort Polk North, LA
Most common industries in Fort Polk North, LA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (14.7%)
  • Health care (13.0%)
  • Educational services (12.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Social assistance (7.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (29.9%)
  • Health care (19.7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (7.5%)
  • Wood products (6.1%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (6.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.2%)
  • Social assistance (10.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.3%)
  • Health care (10.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (9.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.5%)
  • Public administration (7.9%)
Most common occupations in Fort Polk North, LA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Cashiers (6.5%)
  • Child care workers (6.3%)
  • Registered nurses (5.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.0%)
  • Therapists (5.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.8%)
  • Computer specialists (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12.2%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (11.6%)
  • Registered nurses (9.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (6.1%)
  • Other transportation occupations (6.1%)
  • Therapists (5.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (9.4%)
  • Child care workers (9.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.3%)
  • Computer specialists (5.2%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.2%)
  • Therapists (4.8%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (4.8%)

Average climate in Fort Polk North, Louisiana

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Tornado activity:

Fort Polk North-area historical tornado activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 50% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/3/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.4 miles away from the Fort Polk North place center killed 9 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/1/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 31.9 miles away from the place center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fort Polk North-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Louisiana state average. It is 215% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/17/2012 at 08:12:00, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 90.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/2013 at 23:51:15, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 92.9 miles away from Fort Polk North center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 370.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/2013 at 21:52:38, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 99.8 miles away from Fort Polk North center
On 1/25/2013 at 07:01:19, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 426.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Vernon Parish (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 9, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tropical Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Fort Polk North:

  • JOHN C HEARD COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 6 miles away; LEESVILLE, LA)
  • THOMPSON HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; LEESVILLE, LA)
  • HOSPICE OF LEESVILLE (Hospital, about 7 miles away; LEESVILLE, LA)
  • WHISPERING PINES COMMUNITY HOM (Hospital, about 7 miles away; LEESVILLE, LA)
  • VISIONS GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 7 miles away; LEESVILLE, LA)
  • DOCTORS HOSPITAL AT DEER CREEK LLC Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; LEESVILLE, LA)
  • BYRD REGIONAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; LEESVILLE, LA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fort Polk North:

  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana (about 45 miles; Natchitoches, LA; Full-time enrollment: 7,700)
  • SOWELA Technical Community College (about 62 miles; Lake Charles, LA; FT enrollment: 2,160)
  • McNeese State University (about 64 miles; Lake Charles, LA; FT enrollment: 7,444)
  • Stephen F Austin State University (about 91 miles; Nacogdoches, TX; FT enrollment: 11,542)
  • South Louisiana Community College (about 91 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 2,519)
  • Acadiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus (about 91 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 2,378)
  • Lamar Institute of Technology (about 91 miles; Beaumont, TX; FT enrollment: 2,023)

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Vernon Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
Louisiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

90.7%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

0.9%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Fort Polk North:

Marital status in Fort Polk North, LA
  • Never married: 11.0%
  • Now married: 83.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 5.2%

For population 25 years and over in Fort Polk North:

  • High school or higher: 94.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.7%
  • Unemployed: 12.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Louisiana average:

11.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Fort Polk North, LA (based on Vernon Parish data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant21,93187
Black Protestant3,5515
Other1,6154
Mainline Protestant8529
Catholic7821
None23,603-
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: 5
This county:

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Vernon Parish:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Here:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Here:

4.63 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
This county:

4.00 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

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

9.3%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Vernon Parish:

31.2%
State:

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

15.9%
Louisiana:

13.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.1%
Louisiana:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Fort Polk North:

46.8%
State:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Fort Polk North:

28.3
State:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Fort Polk North:

18.1%
Louisiana:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Fort Polk North:

12.7%
Louisiana:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Louisiana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Fort Polk North:

25.3%
State:

34.5%

General health condition:
This city:

59.2%
Louisiana:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

86.0%
Louisiana:

80.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fort Polk North, LA Residents

15.21% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,494 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

15.21%
Louisiana average:

6.26%

1.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,906 average AGI)
Vernon Parish:

1.06%
Louisiana average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Beauregard Parish, LA  0.92% ($40,348 average AGI)
from Honolulu County, HI  0.41% ($46,329)
from El Paso County, TX  0.35% ($45,770)


17.10% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,278 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

17.10%
Louisiana average:

6.56%

0.77% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,966 average AGI)
Vernon Parish:

0.77%
Louisiana average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Beauregard Parish, LA  1.07% ($42,282 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.40% ($42,704)
to Rapides Parish, LA  0.40% ($54,169)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fort Polk North:

  • KLLA (1570 AM; 1 kW; LEESVILLE, LA; Owner: PENE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWDF (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; BALL, LA; Owner: BALL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJMJ (580 AM; 5 kW; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • KDLA (1010 AM; 1 kW; DE RIDDER, LA; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTXJ (1350 AM; 5 kW; JASPER, TX; Owner: LASTING VALUE RADIO, INC.)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • KLVI (560 AM; 5 kW; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fort Polk North:

  • KUMX (106.7 FM; NORTH FORT POLK, LA; Owner: WEST CENTRAL BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • KROK (95.7 FM; SOUTH FORT POLK, LA; Owner: WEST CENTRAL BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KJAE (93.5 FM; LEESVILLE, LA; Owner: PENE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KVVP (105.7 FM; LEESVILLE, LA; Owner: STANNARD BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KZMZ (96.9 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRRV-FM (100.3 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBXG (99.5 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKST (98.7 FM; OAKDALE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLSA (90.7 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: BD OF SUPV OF LA ST U & A&M COLLEGE)
  • KNUF (92.1 FM; DE RIDDER, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Fort Polk North:

  • K51FO (Channel 51; LEESVILLE, LA; Owner: WHITE KNIGHT B/CING. OF NATCHEZ LICENSE CORP.)
  • KALB-TV (Channel 5; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KPLC (Channel 7; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • K61GO (Channel 61; HICKS, LA; Owner: WHITE KNIGHT B/CING. OF NATCHEZ LICENSE CORP.)
  • K60GE (Channel 60; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KLAX-TV (Channel 31; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: POLLACK/BELZ COMMUNICATIONS CO., INC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 131ft / 40.4mTotal length
  • $28,000Total costs
  • 18,140Total average daily traffic
  • 2,490Total average daily truck traffic
  • 13,583Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Fort Polk North, LA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Fort Polk North, LA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fort Polk North, LA
  • 94.8%Electricity
  • 5.2%Utility gas


Fort Polk North compared to Louisiana state average:

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

Fort Polk North on our top lists:

  • #26 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of renters"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people born in other U.S. states (population 500+)"
  • #9 (71459) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of returns reporting salary or wage in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #38 (71459) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest charity contributions deductions as a percentage of AGI in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #58 (71459) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average taxable interest for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #66 (71459) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers using charity contributions deductions in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
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