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Population in 2010: 9,038. Population change since 2000: -17.8%
Males: 5,374  (59.5%)
Females: 3,664  (40.5%)

Median resident age:  21.9 years
Louisiana median age:  39.5 years

Zip codes: 71459.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,983 (it was $32,993 in 2000)
Fort Polk South:

$42,983
LA:

$42,944
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,228

Fort Polk South CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $63,038 (it was $39,300 in 2000)
Fort Polk South:

$63,038
LA:

$139,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $78,285; Detached houses: $160,350; Townhouses or other attached units: $64,140; In 2-unit structures: $121,154; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $78,393; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $320,701; Mobile homes: $41,773

Median gross rent in 2012: $949.

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  • White alone - 5,919 (65.8%)
  • Hispanic - 1,609 (17.9%)
  • Black alone - 803 (8.9%)
  • Two or more races - 462 (5.1%)
  • Asian alone - 142 (1.6%)
  • Other race alone - 40 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 17 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fort Polk South: 159.0 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (15.4%), Irish (14.4%), English (5.7%), Italian (5.1%), French (3.9%), Subsaharan African (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 6.16 square miles.

Population density: 1,467 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Fort Polk South:

  • High school or higher: 97.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fort Polk South CDP:

  • Never married: 31.6%
  • Now married: 61.6%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 0.3%
  • Divorced: 4.6%

495 residents are foreign born (1.7% Asia, 1.0% Europe, 0.6% Latin America).

This place:  5.5%
Louisiana:  3.7%

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lake Charles, LA (57.6 miles , pop. 71,757).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (103.7 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (157.1 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Fort Polk North, LA (2.2 miles ), New Llano, LA (2.5 miles ), Leesville, LA (2.8 miles ), Rosepine, LA (3.1 miles ), De Ridder, LA (3.8 miles ), Anacoco, LA (4.0 miles ), Pitkin, LA (4.2 miles ), Simpson, LA (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 31.05 N, Longitude: 93.21 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -3,306 (-36.8%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 706 (16.4%)

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.6%
Louisiana:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (52%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
  • Public administration (33%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4%)
  • Child care workers (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Fort Polk South-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 125% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/3/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.7 miles away from the Fort Polk South 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 30.4 miles away from the place center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Vernon Parish (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Drought: 1, Tornado: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 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 Fort Polk South:

  • THOMPSON HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; LEESVILLE, LA)
  • VISIONS GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 7 miles away; LEESVILLE, LA)
  • DOCTORS HOSPITAL AT DEER CREEK LLC (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Physician, provides emergency services, about 7 miles away; LEESVILLE, LA)

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

  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana (about 50 miles; Natchitoches, LA; Full-time enrollment: 5,626)
  • McNeese State University (about 60 miles; Lake Charles, LA; FT enrollment: 6,406)
  • Lamar University (about 87 miles; Beaumont, TX; FT enrollment: 7,661)
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette (about 92 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 13,419)
  • Angelina College (about 92 miles; Lufkin, TX; FT enrollment: 2,054)
  • Stephen F Austin State University (about 94 miles; Nacogdoches, TX; FT enrollment: 10,307)
  • Louisiana State University-Shreveport (about 101 miles; Shreveport, LA; FT enrollment: 2,639)

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Notable locations in Fort Polk South: Cummins Gym (A), Fort Polk Library (B), Fort Polk Military Museum (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Fort Polk South: La Louisiane Recreation Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Vernon 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: 10.5%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.7% for Black residents, 11.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 8.3% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  3.5 people
Louisiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  87.7%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  0.8%
Whole state:  6.8%

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Fort Polk South, LA

1,937 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary) in 2010
2,772 people in military barracks, etc. in 2000
12 people in wards in military hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere in 2000

Fort Polk South compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Fort Polk South travel time to work - commute


Fort Polk South mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (88%)
  • Utility gas (11%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Fort Polk South CDP (based on Vernon Parish data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.74%
Here42.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents84.7%3.6%3.1%2.1%1.7%
Congregations67.9%1.3%6.4%6.4%1.3%
NameChurches of ChristLutheran ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Church of the NazareneOther
Adherents1.6%0.6%0.5%0.5%1.5%
Congregations5.1%1.3%1.3%1.3%7.7%
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: 5
Vernon Parish:

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

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

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

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

4.63 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

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

4.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Vernon Parish:

31.2%
State:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.9%
State:

13.7%

14.92% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,403 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

14.92%
Louisiana average:

8.89%

1.18% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,466 average AGI)
Vernon Parish:

1.18%
Louisiana average:

0.11%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Beauregard Parish, LA  0.78% ($35,492 average AGI)
from Orleans Parish, LA  0.39% ($22,061)
from Cumberland County, NC  0.34% ($47,224)


19.21% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,130 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

19.21%
Louisiana average:

13.45%

1.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,910 average AGI)
Vernon Parish:

1.12%
Louisiana average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Pierce County, WA  1.62% ($33,212 average AGI)
to Beauregard Parish, LA  0.94% ($33,323)
to Cumberland County, NC  0.34% ($34,900)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fort Polk South:

  • KLLA (1570 AM; 1 kW; LEESVILLE, LA; Owner: PENE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDLA (1010 AM; 1 kW; DE RIDDER, LA; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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.)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTXJ (1350 AM; 5 kW; JASPER, TX; Owner: LASTING VALUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KLVI (560 AM; 5 kW; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • KLCL (1470 AM; 5 kW; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fort Polk South:

  • 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.)
  • KVVP (105.7 FM; LEESVILLE, LA; Owner: STANNARD BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KJAE (93.5 FM; LEESVILLE, LA; Owner: PENE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KZMZ (96.9 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBXG (99.5 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRRV-FM (100.3 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KNUF (92.1 FM; DE RIDDER, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKST (98.7 FM; OAKDALE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQLK (97.9 FM; DE RIDDER, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC)
  • KYLC (90.3 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Fort Polk South:

  • K51FO (Channel 51; LEESVILLE, LA; Owner: WHITE KNIGHT B/CING. OF NATCHEZ LICENSE CORP.)
  • KPLC (Channel 7; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KALB-TV (Channel 5; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K60GE (Channel 60; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K61GO (Channel 61; HICKS, LA; Owner: WHITE KNIGHT B/CING. OF NATCHEZ LICENSE CORP.)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total average daily traffic: 3,000
Total average daily truck traffic: 90
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 1,800


Fort Polk South on our top lists:

  • #34 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of renters (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #8 (71459) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of returns reporting salary or wage in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2006"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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