Leesville, Louisiana

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Population in 2019: 5,598 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: -17.1%
 
Males: 2,822  (50.4%)
Females: 2,776  (49.6%)
Median resident age:

36.0 years
Louisiana median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 71446.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $32,596 (it was $23,864 in 2000)
Leesville:

$32,596
LA:

$51,073

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $20,325 (it was $14,360 in 2000)

Leesville city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $98,343 (it was $56,300 in 2000)
Leesville:

$98,343
LA:

$172,100

Median gross rent in 2019: $746.

March 2019 cost of living index in Leesville: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 32.2%
(26.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.4% for Black residents, 41.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 79.7% for American Indian residents, 46.2% for other race residents, 24.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Leesville, LA (2019)
    • 2,91749.7%White alone
    • 2,04234.8%Black alone
    • 59310.1%Hispanic
    • 1372.3%Asian alone
    • 1242.1%Two or more races
    • 540.9%American Indian alone
    • 120.2%Other race alone
    • 40.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists, there were 108 registered sex offenders living in Leesville, Louisiana as of April 18, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Leesville is 61 to 1.


Crime rates in Leesville by year

Type

2006

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(60.3)
2
(30.8)
1
(15.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(34.3)
3
(53.6)
8
(137.5)
2
(30.0)
3
(45.3)
1
(14.6)
6
(90.5)
4
(61.6)
7
(111.6)
9
(144.6)
12
(200.0)
13
(231.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(51.4)
6
(107.1)
21
(361.0)
3
(45.0)
1
(15.1)
4
(58.2)
8
(120.6)
6
(92.4)
3
(47.8)
4
(64.2)
7
(116.7)
4
(71.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
49
(839.2)
28
(500.0)
40
(687.6)
30
(449.6)
26
(392.6)
24
(349.4)
22
(331.7)
40
(615.8)
45
(717.7)
46
(738.8)
42
(700.1)
38
(676.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
46
(787.8)
41
(732.1)
27
(464.2)
26
(389.7)
8
(120.8)
13
(189.3)
54
(814.2)
91
(1,401)
74
(1,180)
49
(787.0)
51
(850.1)
55
(979.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
294
(5,035)
383
(6,839)
324
(5,570)
288
(4,317)
274
(4,137)
230
(3,348)
425
(6,408)
394
(6,065)
356
(5,678)
301
(4,835)
313
(5,218)
177
(3,151)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
10
(171.3)
5
(89.3)
4
(68.8)
6
(89.9)
3
(45.3)
7
(101.9)
18
(271.4)
17
(261.7)
7
(111.6)
13
(208.8)
11
(183.4)
11
(195.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A2
(30.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
1
(15.4)
2
(31.9)
1
(16.1)
1
(16.7)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index480.9507.0616.6334.5296.8254.3630.6623.3597.8547.9617.9552.1

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Leesville, LA

Crime rate in Leesville detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 26 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.20
Louisiana average:

2.58
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Ancestries: American (15.9%), English (4.9%), German (3.4%), Irish (2.3%), French (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/15/1900

Elevation: 254 feet

Land area: 5.45 square miles.

Population density: 1,027 people per square mile   (low).

Leesville, Louisiana map

270 residents are foreign born (3.7% Asia, 1.5% Europe, 1.1% Latin America).

This city:

4.6%
Louisiana:

4.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $281 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $212 (0.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lake Charles, LA (64.4 miles , pop. 71,757).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (96.2 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (158.0 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

New Llano, LA (1.4 miles ),
Fort Polk North, LA (2.6 miles ),
Fort Polk South, LA (2.8 miles ),
Anacoco, LA (2.9 miles ),
Hornbeck, LA (3.8 miles ),
Rosepine, LA (3.9 miles ),
Simpson, LA (4.1 miles ),
South Toledo Bend, TX (4.4 miles )

Latitude: 31.14 N, Longitude: 93.27 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,435 (+58.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 972 (44.4%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 318

Distribution of median household income in Leesville, LA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Leesville, LA in 2019
Leesville satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $76,200
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $50,800
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $50,800
  • 2002: 29 buildings, average cost: $23,300
  • 2003: 25 buildings, average cost: $24,100
  • 2004: 22 buildings, average cost: $22,700
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $84,100
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $88,200
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $133,800
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $134,000
  • 2009: 15 buildings, average cost: $66,100
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $115,600
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $66,000
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $139,700
  • 2018: 4 buildings, average cost: $135,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Leesville, LA residents
Average permit cost in Leesville, LA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.8%
Louisiana:

8.1%
Historical population in Leesville, LA
Historical housing units in Leesville, LA
Most common industries in Leesville, LA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (12.1%)
  • Health care (11.1%)
  • Educational services (11.0%)
  • Public administration (9.2%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (12.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.5%)
  • Construction (9.2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (7.7%)
  • Health care (7.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (19.3%)
  • Health care (15.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.7%)
  • Social assistance (7.5%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Leesville, LA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Cashiers (6.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.7%)
  • Cashiers (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.0%)
  • Extraction workers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (7.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Child care workers (6.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.2%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)

Average climate in Leesville, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Leesville-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 14.1 miles away from the Leesville city center killed 9 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 11/16/1957, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 30.5 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Leesville-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Louisiana state average. It is 221% 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 84.4 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 86.4 miles away from the city 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 364.5 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 93.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/25/2013 at 07:01:19, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.6 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 421.4 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).
Leesville topographic map

Hospitals in Leesville:

  • BYRD REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Proprietary, 1020 FERTITTA BLVD)
  • DOCTORS HOSPITAL AT DEER CREEK LLC (Physician, provides emergency services, 815 SOUTH 10TH STREET)
  • HOSPICE OF LEESVILLE (106 EAST LULA STREET)
  • JOHN C HEARD COMMUNITY HOME (309 ALEXANDRIA HIGHWAY)
  • LEESVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, KURTHWOOD RD)
  • LEESVILLE REHABILITATION HOSPITAL LLC (900 SOUTH SIXTH STREET)
  • SOUTH EIGTH STREET GROUP HOME (200 SOUTH EIGTH STREET)
  • TRI PARISH REHABILITATION HOSPITAL LLC (8088 HAWKS RD)
  • VISIONS GROUP HOME (1101 SOUTH 10TH STREET)
  • WHISPERING PINES COMMUNITY HOM (138 WHISPERING PINES LOOP)

Airports and heliports located in Leesville:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Leesville:

  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana (about 44 miles; Natchitoches, LA; Full-time enrollment: 7,700)
  • SOWELA Technical Community College (about 65 miles; Lake Charles, LA; FT enrollment: 2,160)
  • McNeese State University (about 67 miles; Lake Charles, LA; FT enrollment: 7,444)
  • Stephen F Austin State University (about 84 miles; Nacogdoches, TX; FT enrollment: 11,542)
  • Angelina College (about 87 miles; Lufkin, TX; FT enrollment: 3,478)
  • Lamar Institute of Technology (about 90 miles; Beaumont, TX; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Lamar University (about 90 miles; Beaumont, TX; FT enrollment: 13,658)

Public high schools in Leesville:

Private high school in Leesville:

  • FAITH TRAINING CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 414, Location: 603 E MECHANIC ST, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Leesville:

Private elementary/middle school in Leesville:

  • FIRST ASSEMBLY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 125, Location: 1201 S 9TH ST, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Leesville

Library in Leesville:

  • VERNON PARISH (Operating income: $905,082; Location: 1401 NOLAN TRACE; 88,565 books; 1,614 audio materials; 9,304 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 60 state licensed databases; 354 print serial subscriptions; 13 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Please add Pleasant Hill Baptist Church to your map. The Church is located at 1210 M. W. Harrison (Market) St. in Leesville, LA 71446. The old street name is in parenthesis.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Leesville: Leesville Industrial Park (A), Leesville Fire Department (B), Museum of West Louisiana (C), Paul Lawrence Dunbar Public Library (D), Vernon Parish Courthouse (E), Leesville Rehabilitation Hospital (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Berrytown Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Leesville include: Leonidas Polk Memorial Church (A), Emanuel Baptist Church (B), First Assembly of God Church (C), First Christian Church (D), First Saint Paul Baptist Church (E), Leesville Church of the Nazarene (F), Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church (G), Saint Michaels Catholic Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Leesville include: Myrtle Park (1), Magnolia Park (2), Leesville Community Recreation Center (3), Gilbert Field (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Skate Palace (12154 Lake Charles Highway), American Poolplayers Association Of S.W. & Central Louisiana (Arcades & Amusements; 905 South 4th Street).

Hotels: HWY 8 Motel (19280 Highway 8), Angler's Lounge (3080 Colony Boulevard), Landmark Hotel of Leesville (3080 Colony Boulevard), Days Inn (1910 South 5th Street), Sandman Travel Inn (11475 Lake Charles Highway), Country Inns (Highway 171 South), Redwood Motor Inn (1801 South 5th Street).

Courts: Vernon Parish - Court Reporters- Division A (Courthouse), Fort Polk - Court Room (Building 403), Vernon Parish - Court Reporters- Division B (Courthouse), City Court of Leesville (101 West Lee Street), Vernon Parish - Office- Clerk Of Court (215 South 4th Street), Vernon Parish - Clerk Of Court- Conveyance And Mortgage Recording Depart (215 South 4th Street), Vernon Parish - Clerk Of Court- Civil Suit Department (215 South 4th Street).

Birthplace of: Buddy Leach - Politician, Keith Munyan - Photographer, Keith Smith - 2005 NFL player (Detroit Lions, born: Mar 20, 1980), Mike Masters - Soccer player, Demond Mallet - Basketball player, Eddie Fuller (American football) - Football player, Eric Woods - College basketball player (Louisiana Tech Bulldogs), Keith Smith (cornerback) - Football player, Mel Branch - Football player, Bo Harris - Football player.

Vernon 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 Leesville and their reported violations in the past:

CITY OF LEESVILLE WATER SYSTEM (Address: 101 WEST LEE STREET , Population served: 7,923, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-23-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-23-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-24-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In SEP-25-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-03-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-05-2013)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-17-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-17-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-17-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-31-2013)
EMPIRE POINT COMMUNITY WATER SYSTEM (Address: 1476 OAKRIDGE ROAD , Population served: 48, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-10-2010), St Public Notif requested (MAY-20-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-20-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-20-2010)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Louisiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

57.9%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.2%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Leesville in 2010:

  • 94 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 94 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 17 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Leesville in 2000:

  • 127 people in nursing homes
  • 72 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 34 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

Banks with branches in Leesville (2011 data):

  • Merchants & Farmers Bank & Trust Company: Fort Polk Branch, North City Branch, Lee Hills Branch, Merchants & Farmers Bank & Trust Com. Info updated 2010/10/05: Bank assets: $276.5 mil, Deposits: $220.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Merchants & Farmers Bancshares, Inc.
  • Sabine State Bank and Trust Company: Leesville Branch at 121 University Parkway, branch established on 1995/08/03; Leesville Branch at 2200-B South Fifth Street, branch established on 1991/05/16. 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.
  • The Vernon Bank: at Mechanic Street And Highway 171 North, branch established on 1933/09/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $70.7 mil, Deposits: $60.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Vernon Bancshares, Inc.
  • City Savings Bank & Trust Company: Leesville Branch at 400 South Fifth Street, branch established on 2003/02/03. Info updated 2012/04/04: Bank assets: $217.3 mil, Deposits: $191.3 mil, headquarters in Deridder, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Louisiana Community Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Leesville:

Marital status in Leesville, LA
  • Never married: 33.7%
  • Now married: 38.9%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 15.0%

For population 25 years and over in Leesville:

  • High school or higher: 82.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 10.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Louisiana average:

11.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Leesville
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Leesville, 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
Here:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

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

4.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Vernon Parish:

4.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Vernon Parish:

31.2%
Louisiana:

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

15.9%
Louisiana:

13.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.9%
Louisiana:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Leesville:

45.3%
Louisiana:

46.6%

Average BMI:
Leesville:

29.0
Louisiana:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.8%
State:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.5%
Louisiana:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Leesville:

6.8
Louisiana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.5%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

55.0%
Louisiana:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.9%
Louisiana:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Leesville, LA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 31$121,310$46,9593$1,381
Streets and Highways 29$79,259$32,7970$0
Firefighters 9$37,947$50,5964$2,315
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$4,047$48,5640$0
Police - Other 1$2,372$28,4640$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$3,977
Airports 0$0 2$4,051
Totals for Government 71$244,936$41,39811$11,723

Leesville government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $280,000 ($50.02)
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $3,089,000 ($551.80)
    Police Protection: $2,566,000 ($458.38)
    Water Utilities: $1,390,000 ($248.30)
    Local Fire Protection: $925,000 ($165.24)
    Sewerage: $406,000 ($72.53)
    General - Other: $404,000 ($72.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $397,000 ($70.92)
    Central Staff Services: $257,000 ($45.91)
    Financial Administration: $246,000 ($43.94)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $241,000 ($43.05)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $62,000 ($11.08)
    Health - Other: $20,000 ($3.57)
    Air Transportation: $18,000 ($3.22)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $100,000 ($17.86)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $44,000 ($7.86)
    Police Protection: $36,000 ($6.43)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,575,000 ($1531.80)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $88,000 ($15.72)

Leesville government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $950,000 ($169.70)
    Other: $164,000 ($29.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $69,000 ($12.33)
    Air Transportation: $59,000 ($10.54)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $275,000 ($49.12)
    Air Transportation: $241,000 ($43.05)
    Sewerage: $117,000 ($20.90)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $117,000 ($20.90)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $390,000 ($69.67)
    Fines and Forfeits: $303,000 ($54.13)
    Rents: $17,000 ($3.04)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($0.18)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($0.18)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,670,000 ($298.32)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $97,000 ($17.33)
    Other: $24,000 ($4.29)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,554,000 ($277.60)
    Property: $751,000 ($134.16)
    Public Utilities Sales: $505,000 ($90.21)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $441,000 ($78.78)
    Public Utility License: $18,000 ($3.22)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $14,000 ($2.50)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $8,000 ($1.43)

Leesville government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,170,000 ($1459.45)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,170,000 ($1459.45)

Leesville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,597,000 ($285.28)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,000 ($5.00)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $576,000 ($102.89)

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)
Businesses in Leesville, LA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Lane Furniture1
Advance Auto Parts1Lowe's1
Arby's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Nike3
Best Western1Papa John's Pizza1
Blockbuster2Payless1
Budget Car Rental1Penske1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Popeyes1
Church's Chicken1RadioShack1
Circle K2SONIC Drive-In1
Comfort Suites1Sears1
Curves1Subway3
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell2
FedEx1Toyota1
Ford1U-Haul9
GameStop1UPS2
H&R Block2Walgreens1
Holiday Inn1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy1

Strongest AM radio stations in Leesville:

  • KLLA (1570 AM; 1 kW; LEESVILLE, LA; Owner: PENE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KJMJ (580 AM; 5 kW; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • KDLA (1010 AM; 1 kW; DE RIDDER, LA; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Leesville:

  • KJAE (93.5 FM; LEESVILLE, LA; Owner: PENE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KAVK (89.3 FM; MANY, LA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Leesville:

  • 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.)
Leesville fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Leesville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 27Number of bridges
  • 358ft / 109mTotal length
  • $1,726,000Total costs
  • 113,520Total average daily traffic
  • 10,318Total average daily truck traffic
  • 72,792Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Leesville, LA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 61970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 72000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Leesville, LA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Leesville)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 296 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Leesville, LA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 98 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Leesville)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 20 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Leesville)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 146. The highest number of reported fires - 347 took place in 2011, and the least - 16 in 2007. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Leesville, LA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (51.1%), and Structure Fires (31.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Leesville, LA
    • 1,26951.1%Outside Fires
    • 78831.7%Structure Fires
    • 32913.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 994.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Leesville, LA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Leesville, Louisiana:

  • Holiday Inn Leesville, Hwy 171 South, Leesville, Louisiana 71446 , Phone: (337) 239-7571
  • Days Inn Leesville, 1910 S 5TH St, Leesville, Louisiana 71446 , Phone: (337) 239-2612
  • Holiday Inn Express, 3032 Colony Blvd, Leesville, Louisiana 71446 , Phone: (337) 239-2122, Fax: (337) 239-8122
  • Hampton Inn Leesville/Fort Polk, 136 Expy Blvd, Leesville, Louisiana 71446 , Phone: (337) 239-2929, Fax: (337) 236-2928
  • The Booker-Lewis Boutique Hotel & Restaurant, 106 E North St, Leesville, Louisiana 71446 , Phone: (337) 239-8140
  • Comfort Suites, 11498 Lk Charles Hwy, Leesville, Louisiana 71446 , Phone: (337) 404-3890
  • Quality Inn & Suites, 1304 Entrance Rd, Leesville, Louisiana 71446 , Phone: (337) 653-6200, Fax: (337) 404-7729
  • Laquinta Inn & Suites, 1308 Entrance Rd, Leesville, Louisiana 71446 , Phone: (337) 537-8200, Fax: (337) 537-8400
  • SureStay Hotel Leesville, 1200 N 6th St, Leesville, Louisiana 71446 , Phone: (337) 392-1672, Fax: (337) 392-1673
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Leesville, Louisiana
Most common first names in Leesville, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James15971.3 years
John14374.6 years
William12973.0 years
Mary9975.7 years
Robert6570.4 years
George5675.7 years
Willie5572.2 years
Charles4968.0 years
Henry4372.0 years
Thomas4071.3 years
Most common last names in Leesville, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith9371.9 years
Johnson8871.9 years
Williams8673.7 years
Brown5169.2 years
Jones4871.1 years
Davis4573.3 years
Martin4373.1 years
Stephens4075.4 years
Jackson3668.5 years
Burns3475.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Leesville, LA
  • 56.5%Electricity
  • 41.8%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Leesville, LA
  • 73.5%Electricity
  • 25.5%Utility gas
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used


Leesville compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.

Leesville on our top lists:

  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: accommodation and food services (population 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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