Minden, Louisiana

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Population in 2017: 12,319 (92% urban, 8% rural).
Population change since 2000: -5.4%
 
Males: 5,644  (45.8%)
Females: 6,675  (54.2%)
Median resident age:

37.8 years
Louisiana median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 71055.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $28,106 (it was $24,175 in 2000)
Minden:

$28,106
LA:

$46,145

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $17,628 (it was $14,114 in 2000)

Minden city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $94,588 (it was $52,700 in 2000)
Minden:

$94,588
LA:

$162,500

Median gross rent in 2017: $733.

March 2019 cost of living index in Minden: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 23.4%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.7% for Black residents, 34.9% for American Indian residents, 64.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 36.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Minden, LA (2017)
    • 6,44850.9%Black alone
    • 5,73945.3%White alone
    • 1551.2%Two or more races
    • 1471.2%Hispanic
    • 760.6%American Indian alone
    • 670.5%Asian alone
    • 260.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists, there were 71 registered sex offenders living in Minden, Louisiana as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Minden is 182 to 1.


Crime rates in Minden by year

Type

2005

2006

2008

2009

2010

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(15.0)
1
(7.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.8)
1
(7.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(7.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(15.4)
3
(23.2)
1
(7.8)
2
(15.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.0)
2
(16.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(30.1)
7
(55.6)
6
(46.1)
6
(46.4)
6
(46.9)
7
(54.0)
6
(46.4)
5
(39.2)
9
(71.3)
4
(32.0)
6
(49.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
26
(195.4)
27
(214.5)
15
(115.2)
19
(147.0)
19
(148.4)
21
(162.0)
12
(92.9)
14
(109.9)
17
(134.8)
3
(24.0)
10
(81.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
55
(413.4)
72
(571.9)
50
(384.1)
66
(510.6)
60
(468.8)
55
(424.2)
54
(417.9)
66
(518.0)
44
(348.8)
35
(280.1)
44
(360.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
208
(1,563)
139
(1,104)
148
(1,137)
168
(1,300)
179
(1,399)
207
(1,597)
217
(1,679)
223
(1,750)
193
(1,530)
170
(1,360)
195
(1,596)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
14
(105.2)
12
(95.3)
10
(76.8)
15
(116.0)
13
(101.6)
12
(92.6)
9
(69.6)
18
(141.3)
14
(111.0)
8
(64.0)
12
(98.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(15.6)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.9)
1
(8.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)184.1167.3127.7158.9162.5177.3134.5157.6142.899.9141.1

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 33 (32 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.62
Louisiana average:

3.01
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Minden, LA City Guides:

Ancestries: American (38.6%), African (14.3%), English (3.0%), Irish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 259 feet

Land area: 11.9 square miles.

Population density: 1,036 people per square mile   (low).

Minden, Louisiana map

120 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.9%
Louisiana:

4.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $587 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $219 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bossier City, LA (24.8 miles , pop. 56,461).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (30.2 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (204.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Dixie Inn, LA (1.9 miles ),
Sibley, LA (2.3 miles ),
Dubberly, LA (2.4 miles ),
Doyline, LA (3.1 miles ),
Heflin, LA (3.3 miles ),
Haughton, LA (3.8 miles ),
Gibsland, LA (3.8 miles ),
Athens, LA (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 32.62 N, Longitude: 93.28 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,224 (+17.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,787 (59.3%)

Area code: 318

Distribution of median household income in Minden, LA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Minden, LA in 2017
Minden satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $173,800
  • 1998: 15 buildings, average cost: $116,800
  • 1999: 17 buildings, average cost: $169,400
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $136,800
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $136,800
  • 2002: 18 buildings, average cost: $225,100
  • 2003: 21 buildings, average cost: $155,700
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $197,500
  • 2005: 54 buildings, average cost: $158,900
  • 2006: 24 buildings, average cost: $204,000
  • 2007: 19 buildings, average cost: $252,000
  • 2008: 18 buildings, average cost: $144,800
  • 2009: 18 buildings, average cost: $221,000
  • 2010: 14 buildings, average cost: $259,000
  • 2011: 21 buildings, average cost: $196,000
  • 2012: 11 buildings, average cost: $304,800
  • 2013: 12 buildings, average cost: $265,200
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $213,300
  • 2015: 5 buildings, average cost: $254,500
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $265,100
  • 2017: 7 buildings, average cost: $328,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Minden, LA residents
Average permit cost in Minden, LA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.9%
Louisiana:

3.8%
Historical population in Minden, LA
Historical housing units in Minden, LA
Most common industries in Minden, LA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.9%)
  • Construction (9.3%)
  • Educational services (8.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.5%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.8%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.2%)
  • Health care (4.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.5%)
  • Educational services (13.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.0%)
  • Social assistance (4.1%)
  • Public administration (3.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Minden, LA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Cashiers (3.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.7%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.9%)
  • Cashiers (6.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)

Average climate in Minden, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Minden-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 107% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.6 miles away from the Minden city center killed 7 people and injured 102 people and caused $8 million in damages.

On 12/3/1978, a category F4 tornado 23.3 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 266 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Minden-area historical earthquake activity is above Louisiana state average. It is 79% 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 187.1 miles away from Minden 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 189.6 miles away from Minden center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 268.8 miles away from Minden center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 230.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 378.7 miles away from Minden 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 336.6 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 Webster Parish (1) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Flood: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Minden topographic map

Hospitals in Minden:

  • AGAPE NORTHWEST REGIONAL HOSPICE, LLC (805 HOMER ROAD)
  • COMMUNITY HOSPICES OF AMERICA-MINDEN (700 MAIN STREET)
  • COMMUNITY SPECIALTY HOSPITAL OF NORTH LOUISIANA (provides emergency services, 108 MEADOWBROOK DRIVE)
  • HOSPICE OF INTEGRATED HEALTH SERVICES (411 MEADOWVIEW DRIVE)
  • LEWISVILLE ROAD COMMUNITY HOME (1303 LEWISVILLE ROAD)
  • MEADOWBROOK HOSPITAL (100 MEADOWBROOK DR)
  • MILFORD DRIVE COMMUNITY HOME (115 MILFORD DRIVE)
  • MINDEN MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, NO 1 MEDICAL PLAZA)
  • ROLLING HILLS GROUP HOME (571 CRICHTON ROAD)
  • WEBSTER COMMUNITY HOME (1804 DORCHEAT ROAD)

Airports located in Minden:

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College/University in Minden:

  • Northwest Louisiana Technical College (Full-time enrollment: 1,737; Location: 9500 Industrial Drive; Public; Website: www.nwltc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Minden:

  • Bossier Parish Community College (about 22 miles; Bossier City, LA; Full-time enrollment: 6,209)
  • Louisiana State University-Shreveport (about 28 miles; Shreveport, LA; FT enrollment: 3,159)
  • Southern University at Shreveport (about 33 miles; Shreveport, LA; FT enrollment: 2,277)
  • Grambling State University (about 34 miles; Grambling, LA; FT enrollment: 4,885)
  • Louisiana Tech University (about 38 miles; Ruston, LA; FT enrollment: 5,874)
  • Southern Arkansas University Main Campus (about 47 miles; Magnolia, AR; FT enrollment: 3,005)
  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana (about 61 miles; Natchitoches, LA; FT enrollment: 7,700)

Public high school in Minden:

Public elementary/middle schools in Minden:

See full list of schools located in Minden

Library in Minden:

  • WEBSTER PARISH (Operating income: $1,975,272; Location: 521 EAST AND WEST; 66,819 books; 4,210 audio materials; 6,708 video materials; 131 local licensed databases; 60 state licensed databases; 250 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Minden: Pine Hills Country Club (A), Town and Country Nursing Home (B), Minden Public Library (C), Webster Parish Courthouse (D), Jones Memorial Public Library (E), Minden Civic Center (F), Minden City Hall (G), Minden Fire Department Station 1 (H), Meadowview Nursing Home (I), Minden Fire Department Station 3 (J), Minden Fire Department Station 2 (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Minden include: Gethsemane Family Church (A), Lakeview United Methodist Church (B), Minden Seventh Day Adventist Church (C), First Southern Methodist Church (D), New Light Missionary Baptist Church (E), Greater Saint Paul Baptist Church (F), Bethel Faith Temple Church (G), First Pentecostal Church (H), Minden Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Fuller Memorial Shrine Cemetery (1), Garden of Memory Cemetery (2), Minden Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Minden include: Ewell Park Recreation Center (1), Minden Historic District (2), Roosevelt Park (3), Minden Tennis and Aquatic Center (4), Fair Park Recreation Center (5), Victory Park (6), Stewart Park (7), Academy Park (8), Webster Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Germantown Colony Museum (120 Museum Road), The Neighborhood (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 116 Pearl Street), Pot O Gold (230 Goodwill Road).

Hotels: Holiday Inn Express (1332 Sibley Road), Southern Inn (1318 Lee Street), Minden Motel (1205 Shreveport Road), Best Western Minden Inn (1411 Sibley Road), Exacta Inn (1404 Sibley Road), Magnolia Motel (1109 Shreveport Road).

Courts: Webster Parish - Court House- Clerk Of Courts (410 Main Street), Webster Parish - Court House- Lsu Agricultural Center (1200 Homer Road), Webster Parish - Court House- Coroner's Office (410 Main Street), Webster Parish - Court House- District Attorney Center (410 Main Street), Webster Parish - Court House- District Judge (410 Main Street), Minden City Court Judge (520 Broadway Street), Webster Parish - Court House- Police Jury (410 Main Street), Webster Parish - Court House- Indigent Defender (221 Main Street), Webster Parish - Court House- Registrar Of Voters (410 Main Street).

Birthplace of: R. Harmon Drew, Sr. - Politician, Robert F. Kennon - Judge, Edward Kennon - Businessman and politician, Harmon Drew, Jr. - Judge, Jackie Moreland - Basketball player, Arnold W. Braswell - Air Force general, Bruce M. Bolin - Louisiana state district court judge, David Snell (journalist) - Journalist, David Wade (Louisiana) - Lieutenant general, Edwin Richardson - Educator.

Webster 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 Minden and their reported violations in the past:

DIXIE OVERLAND WATER SYSTEM (Address: 338 CIRCLE W RANCH ROAD , Population served: 1,269, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-10-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-10-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-29-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-02-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-02-2007), St Compliance achieved (FEB-19-2007), St Public Notif received (FEB-19-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and AUG-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-04-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-04-2013), St Public Notif received (FEB-03-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and AUG-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-04-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-04-2013), St Public Notif received (FEB-03-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-01-2012), St Public Notif received (APR-03-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-01-2012), St Public Notif received (APR-03-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-01-2012), St Public Notif received (APR-03-2012)
  • One other older monitoring violation
GERMANTOWN WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 1,200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and AUG-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-09-2014), St Public Notif requested (JAN-09-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and AUG-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-09-2014), St Public Notif requested (JAN-09-2014)
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (NOV-19-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-20-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-01-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-01-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2012)
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
GILARK WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 488, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Minden that have no violations reported:

  • GIL-GAL WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 1,492, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • DIXIE INN WATER SYSTEM (Address: 60 SHELL STREET , Population served: 404, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Louisiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

65.9%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.4%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Minden in 2010:

  • 331 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 59 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 24 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 14 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 13 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Minden in 2000:

  • 342 people in nursing homes
  • 56 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 36 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Banks with branches in Minden (2011 data):

  • Regions Bank: Sibley Road Motor Bank, Homer Road Branch, Minden Main Branch. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Capital One, National Association: Minden Main Office Branch, Minden Main Office Drive- Up, Homer Road Drive-Up. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
  • MBL Bank: Mbl Bank at 100 Mbl Bank Drive, branch established on 1910/01/01; Main Street Branch at 415 Main Street, branch established on 2007/03/27. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $264.6 mil, Deposits: $229.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 2 total offices
  • Gibsland Bank & Trust Company: Minden Homer Road Branch at 1374 Homer Road, branch established on 2000/12/10; Minden Wal-Mart Supercenter Branch at 1379 Homer Road, branch established on 1999/04/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $263.3 mil, Deposits: $239.2 mil, headquarters in Gibsland, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Gibsland Bancshares, Inc.
  • Citizens National Bank, N.A.: Homer Road Office Branch at 1176 Homer Road, branch established on 2001/11/26; Minden Branch at 704 Main Street, branch established on 2000/10/25. Info updated 2011/12/05: Bank assets: $666.0 mil, Deposits: $589.2 mil, headquarters in Bossier City, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens National Bancshares Of Bossier, Inc.
  • Richland State Bank: Minden Branch Office at 1222 Homer Road, branch established on 2000/02/07. Info updated 2008/12/30: Bank assets: $222.8 mil, Deposits: $196.7 mil, headquarters in Rayville, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Richland State Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Minden:

Marital status in Minden, LA
  • Never married: 37.8%
  • Now married: 38.7%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

For population 25 years and over in Minden:

  • High school or higher: 82.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Louisiana average:

11.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Minden
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Minden, LA (based on Webster Parish data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant18,98864
Black Protestant4,12623
Mainline Protestant2,74716
Catholic6422
Other21
None14,702-
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: 8
Here:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

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

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

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

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Here:

7.10 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Webster Parish:

4.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.4%
State:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Webster Parish:

31.4%
State:

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

13.3%
Louisiana:

13.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.7%
Louisiana:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Minden:

46.4%
Louisiana:

46.6%

Average BMI:
Minden:

29.7
Louisiana:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.2%
Louisiana:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

13.6%
Louisiana:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Minden:

6.7
Louisiana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

36.9%
Louisiana:

34.4%

General health condition:
Here:

54.1%
Louisiana:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Minden:

79.9%
Louisiana:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Minden, LA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 34$102,725$36,2560$0
Electric Power 22$84,265$45,9631$1,317
Water Supply 18$51,298$34,1990$0
Parks and Recreation 15$36,341$29,07341$35,103
Housing and Community Development (Local) 14$36,564$31,3410$0
Firefighters 14$52,383$44,9001$1,191
Financial Administration 13$39,152$36,1402$1,036
Streets and Highways 10$30,659$36,7916$7,215
Sewerage 8$24,978$37,4670$0
Other and Unallocable 2$7,753$46,5184$4,047
Other Government Administration 2$10,995$65,9705$5,705
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 4$4,136
Judicial and Legal 0$0 9$11,267
Police - Other 0$0 12$5,105
Totals for Government 152$477,113$37,66785$76,122

Minden government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $804,000 ($65.27)
    Regular Highways: $75,000 ($6.09)
    Water Utilities: $14,000 ($1.14)
    Electric Utilities: $13,000 ($1.06)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $14,141,000 ($1147.90)
    Financial Administration: $3,053,000 ($247.83)
    Police Protection: $2,885,000 ($234.19)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,823,000 ($147.98)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,682,000 ($136.54)
    Water Utilities: $1,475,000 ($119.73)
    Sewerage: $1,015,000 ($82.39)
    Regular Highways: $900,000 ($73.06)
    General - Other: $682,000 ($55.36)
    Air Transportation: $323,000 ($26.22)
    General Public Buildings: $269,000 ($21.84)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $177,000 ($14.37)
    Central Staff Services: $130,000 ($10.55)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $104,000 ($8.44)
    Health - Other: $81,000 ($6.58)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $89,000 ($7.22)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $592,000 ($48.06)
    Local Fire Protection: $124,000 ($10.07)
    Police Protection: $111,000 ($9.01)
    Parks and Recreation: $81,000 ($6.58)
    Electric Utilities: $28,000 ($2.27)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $22,000 ($1.79)
    Sewerage: $13,000 ($1.06)
    Water Utilities: $11,000 ($0.89)
    Air Transportation: $11,000 ($0.89)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,008,000 ($568.88)

Minden government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,026,000 ($83.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $997,000 ($80.93)
    Air Transportation: $202,000 ($16.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $82,000 ($6.66)
    Other: $10,000 ($0.81)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $146,000 ($11.85)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $76,000 ($6.17)
    Highways: $16,000 ($1.30)
    Housing and Community Development: $13,000 ($1.06)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $166,000 ($13.48)
    Fines and Forfeits: $108,000 ($8.77)
    Sale of Property: $88,000 ($7.14)
    Rents: $53,000 ($4.30)
    Interest Earnings: $26,000 ($2.11)
    Donations From Private Sources: $11,000 ($0.89)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $17,060,000 ($1384.85)
    Water Utilities: $2,082,000 ($169.01)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $631,000 ($51.22)
    General Local Government Support: $122,000 ($9.90)
    Highways: $45,000 ($3.65)
    Public Welfare: $19,000 ($1.54)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,028,000 ($408.15)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $572,000 ($46.43)
    Property: $456,000 ($37.02)
    Public Utilities Sales: $250,000 ($20.29)
    Other License: $111,000 ($9.01)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $4,000 ($0.32)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $3,000 ($0.24)

Minden government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,230,000 ($181.02)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,940,000 ($157.48)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $290,000 ($23.54)

Minden government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,689,000 ($1273.56)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $277,000 ($22.49)

5.33% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,921 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.33%
Louisiana average:

6.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Bossier Parish, LA  1.15% ($39,771 average AGI)
from Caddo Parish, LA  0.79% ($27,953)
from Claiborne Parish, LA  0.42% ($40,053)


6.17% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,086 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.17%
Louisiana average:

6.56%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Bossier Parish, LA  1.61% ($39,258 average AGI)
to Caddo Parish, LA  0.95% ($33,298)
to Claiborne Parish, LA  0.35% ($31,646)
Businesses in Minden, LA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1H&R Block1
Ace Hardware1Holiday Inn1
Advance Auto Parts1KFC1
Arby's1La-Z-Boy1
AutoZone1Lane Furniture2
Best Western1McDonald's1
Blockbuster1Nike2
Burger King1Payless1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Church's Chicken1Rite Aid1
Circle K2SONIC Drive-In2
Dairy Queen1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Subway3
FedEx3Taco Bell1
Ford1U-Haul1
GNC1UPS1
GameStop1Walmart1
Goodwill1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Minden:

  • KASO (1240 AM; 1 kW; MINDEN, LA; Owner: GREENWOOD ACRES BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOKA (980 AM; 5 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: ACCESS.1 COMMUNICATIONS - SHREVEPORT, LLC)
  • KSYB (1300 AM; 5 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: AMISTAD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KPYN (900 AM; 10 kW; ATLANTA, TX; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KNOE (540 AM; 5 kW; MONROE, LA; Owner: NOE CORP., LLC)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNCB (1320 AM; 5 kW; VIVIAN, LA; Owner: NORTH CADDO BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDMS (1290 AM; 5 kW; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: EL DORADO BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Minden:

  • WAIV (102.3 FM; CAPE MAY, NJ; Owner: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • KYLA (106.7 FM; HOMER, LA; Owner: NWLA BROADCASTING, L.L.C)
  • K216EX (91.1 FM; MINDEN, LA; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KRMD-FM (101.1 FM; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KVMA-FM (107.9 FM; MAGNOLIA, AR; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KLKL (95.7 FM; MINDEN, LA; Owner: ACCESS.1 COMMUNICATIONS - SHREVEPORT, LLC)
  • KBEF (104.5 FM; GIBSLAND, LA; Owner: GREENWOOD ACRES BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • KXKZ (107.5 FM; RUSTON, LA; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS CAPITAL COMPANY II OF LOUISIANA, LLC)
  • KRUF (94.5 FM; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTAL-FM (98.1 FM; TEXARKANA, TX; Owner: ACCESS.1 COMMUNICATIONS - SHREVEPORT, LLC)
  • KXKS-FM (93.7 FM; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDAQ (89.9 FM; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: BD. SUP. LA ST. UNIV. & AGRIC. MECH.)
  • KVKI-FM (96.5 FM; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBTT (103.7 FM; HAUGHTON, LA; Owner: ACCESS.1 COMMUNICATIONS - SHREVEPORT, LLC)
  • KMJJ-FM (99.7 FM; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KTKC (92.9 FM; SPRINGHILL, LA; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KBED (102.9 FM; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KSYR (92.1 FM; BENTON, LA; Owner: ACCESS.1 COMMUNICATIONS - SHREVEPORT, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Minden:

  • KPXJ (Channel 21; MINDEN, LA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KTBS-TV (Channel 3; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: KTBS, INC.)
  • KMSS-TV (Channel 33; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KSLA-TV (Channel 12; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: KSLA, LLC)
  • KSHV (Channel 45; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: WHITE KNIGHT BROADCASTING OF SHREVEPORT LIC. CORP.)
  • KTAL-TV (Channel 6; TEXARKANA, TX; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF LOUISIANA, LLC)
  • KLTS-TV (Channel 24; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • K59GO (Channel 59; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Minden fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 63Number of bridges
  • 525ft / 160mTotal length
  • $5,280,000Total costs
  • 715,800Total average daily traffic
  • 92,511Total average daily truck traffic
  • 272,061Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Minden, LA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31920-1929
  • 141930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 121960-1969
  • 71970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Minden, LA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Minden)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 255 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Minden, 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: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 88 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Minden)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 20 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Minden)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 2 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED20$67,56570$94,452142$70,49616$15,62619$50,039
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$95,2278$68,48833$78,9464$32,3223$22,743
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$88,16037$54,04476$93,26022$15,0365$35,502
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$88,9609$48,43842$126,0961$24,1204$31,238
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$95,2807$50,1000$00$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0317.00 , 0318.00, 0319.00, 0320.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 2 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED23$71,15821$81,0974$33,563
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$121,7272$67,9850$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$53,8800$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$75,9700$00$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0317.00 , 0318.00, 0319.00, 0320.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Minden, LA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Minden, LA - Value

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 fire incidents per year is 85. The highest number of fire incidents - 156 took place in 2011, and the least - 1 in 2007. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Minden, LA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (46.3%), and Structure Fires (32.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Minden, LA
    • 66846.3%Outside Fires
    • 46932.5%Structure Fires
    • 25917.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 473.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Minden, LA
Most common first names in Minden, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary18080.7 years
John17974.8 years
James17773.2 years
Willie15674.6 years
William13273.8 years
Robert10770.8 years
Annie7184.1 years
George6775.5 years
Henry6076.8 years
Thomas5871.7 years
Most common last names in Minden, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones11975.1 years
Smith10475.6 years
Harris9573.8 years
Williams8876.6 years
Johnson8673.4 years
Martin7577.1 years
Walker7476.0 years
Miller7074.0 years
Moore6876.2 years
Lewis6674.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Minden, LA
  • 73.0%Utility gas
  • 26.8%Electricity
  • 0.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Minden, LA
  • 56.7%Utility gas
  • 42.8%Electricity
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used


Minden compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.

Minden on our top lists:

  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: material moving occupations (population 5,000+)"
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