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Population in 2012: 262 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +22.4%
Males: 95  (36.5%)
Females: 167  (63.5%)

Median resident age:  41.8 years
Louisiana median age:  39.5 years

Zip codes: 70422.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,539 (it was $22,625 in 2000)
Montpelier:

$28,539
LA:

$42,944
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,896

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $69,193 (it was $38,800 in 2000)
Montpelier:

$69,193
LA:

$139,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $68,673; Detached houses: $99,238; Mobile homes: $17,403

Median gross rent in 2012: $388.

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  • Black alone - 140 (52.6%)
  • White alone - 118 (44.4%)
  • Other race alone - 4 (1.5%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Montpelier: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (7.7%), English (7.1%), French (6.0%), Dutch (5.4%), United States (3.7%), Subsaharan African (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 130 feet

Land area: 1.86 square miles.

Population density: 141 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Montpelier:

  • High school or higher: 59.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Montpelier village:

  • Never married: 21.9%
  • Now married: 50.0%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 17.6%

11 residents are foreign born (1.0% Asia).

This village:  3.6%
Louisiana:  3.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Baton Rouge, LA (32.7 miles , pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (289.6 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Amite City, LA (3.1 miles ), Independence, LA (3.1 miles ), Roseland, LA (3.2 miles ), Greensburg, LA (3.2 miles ), Tickfaw, LA (3.5 miles ), Albany, LA (3.6 miles ), Natalbany, LA (3.7 miles ), Livingston, LA (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 30.68 N, Longitude: 90.65 W

Area code: 225

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

13.0%
Louisiana:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -33 (-13.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (27%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (60%)
  • Wholesale trade (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (2%)
  • Educational services (2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (17%)
  • Top executives (14%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (21%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (14%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (12%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Montpelier-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 163% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/10/1975, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 35.4 miles away from the Montpelier village center killed 9 people and injured 210 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 2/6/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.1 miles away from the village center killed 2 people and injured 21 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Montpelier-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/20/2005 at 00:52:20, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 29.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

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Hospitals/medical centers near Montpelier:

  • LALLIE KEMP REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, provides emergency services, about 9 miles away; INDEPENDENCE, LA)
  • HOOD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, about 10 miles away; AMITE, LA)
  • AMITE NH (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; AMITE, LA)

Amtrak station near Montpelier:

  • 17 miles: HAMMOND (N.W. RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Montpelier:

  • Southeastern Louisiana University (about 17 miles; Hammond, LA; Full-time enrollment: 11,652)
  • Baton Rouge Community College (about 33 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 4,414)
  • Southern University and A & M College (about 34 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 6,256)
  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (about 37 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 25,838)
  • University of Phoenix-Louisiana Campus (about 57 miles; Metairie, LA; FT enrollment: 2,249)
  • University of New Orleans (about 58 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 8,116)
  • Southern University at New Orleans (about 59 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 2,371)

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Notable locations in Montpelier: Montpelier Police Department - Chief (A), Montpelier Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Montpelier: Montpelier Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
St. Helena Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 27.8. This is about average.
City:

27.8
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.51. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.51
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.1%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.2% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.4 people
Louisiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  67.3%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  6.4%
Whole state:  6.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Montpelier, LA

Montpelier compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Montpelier (2011 data):

  • First Guaranty Bank: Montpelier Branch at Highways 16 And Bookter Avenue, branch established on 1981/04/15. Info updated 2011/07/11: Bank assets: $1,353.3 mil, Deposits: $1,208.9 mil, headquarters in Hammond, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Montpelier travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (70%)
  • Utility gas (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)

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Religion statistics for Montpelier village (based on St. Helena Parish data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.24%
Here48.2%
USA50.2%

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
This county:

6.61 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
St. Helena Parish:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.3%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.5%
Louisiana:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
St. Helena Parish:

9.4%
State:

13.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$1,030
Water Supply 0$0 1$125
Totals for Government 0$0 3$1,155

Montpelier government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $15,000 ($57.25)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $43,000 ($164.12)
    Financial Administration: $22,000 ($83.97)
    Water Utilities: $11,000 ($41.98)
    Police Protection: $10,000 ($38.17)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($3.82)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $19,000 ($72.52)

Montpelier government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($30.53)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($7.63)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $54,000 ($206.11)
    Water Utilities: $14,000 ($53.44)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $23,000 ($87.79)
  • Tax - NEC: $10,000 ($38.17)
    Public Utilities: $6,000 ($22.90)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,000 ($3.82)

Montpelier government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $169,000 ($645.04)

10.28% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,487 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.28%
Louisiana average:

8.89%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Tangipahoa Parish, LA  2.56% ($23,532 average AGI)
from Orleans Parish, LA  2.37% ($21,282)
from East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  1.27% ($36,855)


6.78% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($24,512 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.78%
Louisiana average:

13.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Tangipahoa Parish, LA  3.04% ($22,331 average AGI)
to East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.77% ($18,500)
to Livingston Parish, LA  0.72% ($28,833)

Strongest AM radio stations in Montpelier:

  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WSKR (1210 AM; 10 kW; DENHAM SPRINGS, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WABL (1570 AM; 1 kW; AMITE, LA; Owner: SPOTLIGHT BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WAPF (980 AM; 5 kW; MCCOMB, MS; Owner: SAN-DOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFPR (1400 AM; 1 kW; HAMMOND, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF NEW ORLEANS, LLC)
  • WTIX (690 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: WTIX, INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WIBR (1300 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJBO (1150 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBRH (1260 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD)

Strongest FM radio stations in Montpelier:

  • WEMX (94.1 FM; KENTWOOD, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBBE (103.3 FM; HAMMOND, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHMD (107.1 FM; HAMMOND, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF NEW ORLEANS, LLC)
  • WTGG (96.5 FM; AMITE, LA; Owner: SOUTHWEST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDGL (98.1 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • KSTE-FM (104.1 FM; HOUMA, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCKW-FM (92.3 FM; LAPLACE, LA; Owner: 222 CORPORATION)
  • WFMF (102.5 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYPY (100.7 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • WYNK-FM (101.5 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQCK (92.7 FM; CLINTON, LA; Owner: BETHANY WORLD PRAYER CENTER, INC.)
  • WRKF (89.3 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: PUBLIC RADIO INC.)
  • KRVE (96.1 FM; BRUSLY, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQXL-FM (106.5 FM; NEW ROADS, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSLU (90.9 FM; HAMMOND, LA; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Montpelier:

  • WAFB (Channel 9; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: WAFB, L.L.C)
  • WSTY-LP (Channel 23; HAMMOND, LA; Owner: AMERICAN TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WBRZ-TV (Channel 2; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA TELEVISION BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WVLA (Channel 33; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: KNIGHT BROADCASTING OF BATON ROUGE LIC. CORP.)
  • WGMB (Channel 44; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: COMCORP OF BATON ROUGE LICENSE CORP.)
  • WLPB-TV (Channel 27; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • K58GB (Channel 58; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KZUP-CA (Channel 19; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: KNIGHT BROADCASTING OF BATON ROUGE LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WBRL-CA (Channel 21; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: COMCORP OF BATON ROUGE LICENSE CORP.)

Montpelier fatal accident list:

May 17, 2008 02:30 AM, Sr-16, Lat: 30.680189, Lon: -90.651728, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Apr 10, 2004 10:40 AM, Sr-1036, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 31, 1997 05:40 PM, 43, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 31 meters (102ft)
Total average daily traffic: 8,990
Total average daily truck traffic: 725
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 10,248

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Montpelier)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 2 Mi Sw (Lat: 30.654639 Lon: -90.667583), Structure height: 91 m, Call Sign: KKG644
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.7800 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/01/2003, Expiration Date: 01/12/2014, Certifier: Richard A Seals
    Registrant: Gulf South Pipeline Company, 1476 Keystone Road, Sterlington, LA 71280, Phone: (318) 665-0467, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • STATION, 2 Mi Sw (Lat: 30.654611 Lon: -90.667583), Overall height: 96 m, Call Sign: WNTA244
    Assigned Frequencies: 959.968 MHz, 928.968 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/03/2008, Expiration Date: 01/25/2019, Certifier: Richard A Seals
    Registrant: Gulf South Pipeline Company, 1476 Keystone Road, Sterlington, LA 71280, Phone: (318) 665-0467, Fax: (318) 665-0354, Email:
  • MONTPELIER, 5561 Hwy 43 (La10305-A) (Lat: 30.687056 Lon: -90.653333), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 84.1 m, Overall height: 86.3 m, Call Sign: WQRH829, Licensee ID: L01652636
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/16/2013, Expiration Date: 05/16/2023, Certifier: Chris Negron
    Registrant: Southern Light, LLC, 156 St. Anthony Street, Mobile, AL 36603, Phone: (251) 662-1170, Email:
  • STATION, 2 Mi Sw (Lat: 30.654611 Lon: -90.667583), Overall height: 96 m, Call Sign: KKN91
    Assigned Frequencies: 1975.00 MHz, 1945.00 MHz, 1965.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/04/1994, Expiration Date: 02/04/1999, Cancellation Date: 09/06/1996
    Registrant: Phone: (713) 229-5840

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KA5LRN
    Grant Date: 02/05/1996, Expiration Date: 02/05/2006, Cancellation Date: 02/06/2008
    Registrant: Gerald S C O Malley, Rt 1 Box 135c, Montpelier, LA 70422


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