Pitkin, Louisiana

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Population in 2010: 576.
Males: 273  (47.4%)
Females: 303  (52.6%)
Median resident age:

33.6 years
Louisiana median age:

37.7 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $50,734
Pitkin:

$50,734
LA:

$51,073

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $25,204

Pitkin CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $125,883
Pitkin:

$125,883
LA:

$172,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $116,816; detached houses: $116,275

Median gross rent in 2019: $518.

March 2019 cost of living index in Pitkin: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 33.2%

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  • Races in Pitkin, LA (2019)
    • 46379.0%White alone
    • 539.0%American Indian alone
    • 437.3%Hispanic
    • 233.9%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists, there were 19 registered sex offenders living in Pitkin, Louisiana as of February 02, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Pitkin is 29 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (19.6%), Irish (17.1%), English (8.3%), British (2.5%), French (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 161 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $373 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lake Charles, LA (52.5 miles , pop. 71,757).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baton Rouge, LA (111.8 miles , pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (167.1 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Sugartown, LA (2.9 miles),
Elizabeth, LA (3.1 miles ),
Fort Polk North, LA (4.2 miles ),
Fort Polk South, LA (4.2 miles ),
Oakdale, LA (4.3 miles ),
Rosepine, LA (4.5 miles ),
Glenmora, LA (4.6 miles ),
McNary, LA (4.7 miles )

Latitude: 30.94 N, Longitude: 92.94 W

Area code: 318

Distribution of median household income in Pitkin, LA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Pitkin, LA in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.8%
Louisiana:

8.1%

Tornado activity:

Pitkin-area historical tornado activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 56% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/3/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.5 miles away from the Pitkin 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 15.5 miles away from the place center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pitkin-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Louisiana state average. It is 196% 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 108.8 miles away from Pitkin center
On 9/2/2013 at 23:51:15, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 110.8 miles away from Pitkin 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 387.4 miles away from Pitkin center
On 9/2/2013 at 21:52:38, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 117.8 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 102.1 miles away from Pitkin center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 443.7 miles away from Pitkin 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).

Hospitals and medical centers near Pitkin:

  • FAIR OAKS NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; HINESTON, LA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pitkin:

  • SOWELA Technical Community College (about 52 miles; Lake Charles, LA; Full-time enrollment: 2,160)
  • McNeese State University (about 55 miles; Lake Charles, LA; FT enrollment: 7,444)
  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana (about 58 miles; Natchitoches, LA; FT enrollment: 7,700)
  • South Louisiana Community College (about 73 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 2,519)
  • Acadiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus (about 73 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 2,378)
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette (about 74 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 14,493)
  • Lamar University (about 92 miles; Beaumont, TX; FT enrollment: 13,658)

Public high school in Pitkin:

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Notable location: Pitkin Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Pitkin include: First Baptist Church (A), Mount Olive Church (B), Pitkin Pentecostal Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Mathis Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Blue Branch (A). 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
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
Louisiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

70.4%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

3.0%
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: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Pitkin:

Marital status in Pitkin, LA
  • Never married: 31.1%
  • Now married: 49.2%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

For population 25 years and over in Pitkin:

  • High school or higher: 90.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.0%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
Louisiana average:

11.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Pitkin, 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
Here:

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
Vernon Parish:

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
Vernon Parish:

4.00 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

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

9.3%
State:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.2%
Louisiana:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Vernon Parish:

15.9%
Louisiana:

13.7%

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

Here:

15.21%
Louisiana average:

6.26%

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

1.06%
Louisiana average:

0.05%

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


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

Here:

17.10%
Louisiana average:

6.56%

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

0.77%
Louisiana average:

0.05%

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

Strongest AM radio stations in Pitkin:

  • KWDF (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; BALL, LA; Owner: BALL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KJMJ (580 AM; 5 kW; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: RADIO MARIA, 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)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDLA (1010 AM; 1 kW; DE RIDDER, LA; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KDYS (1520 AM; 10 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • KLVI (560 AM; 5 kW; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pitkin:

  • KZMZ (96.9 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKST (98.7 FM; OAKDALE, 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)
  • KVVP (105.7 FM; LEESVILLE, LA; Owner: STANNARD BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KYLC (90.3 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KLSA (90.7 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: BD OF SUPV OF LA ST U & A&M COLLEGE)
  • KBAN (91.1 FM; DE RIDDER, LA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KQLK (97.9 FM; DE RIDDER, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC)
  • KUMX (106.7 FM; NORTH FORT POLK, LA; Owner: WEST CENTRAL BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • KROK (95.7 FM; SOUTH FORT POLK, LA; Owner: WEST CENTRAL BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KJAE (93.5 FM; LEESVILLE, LA; Owner: PENE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Pitkin:

  • 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)
  • KLFY-TV (Channel 10; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KLFY, L.P.)
  • KLTL-TV (Channel 18; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • K61GO (Channel 61; HICKS, LA; Owner: WHITE KNIGHT B/CING. OF NATCHEZ LICENSE CORP.)
  • KLAX-TV (Channel 31; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: POLLACK/BELZ COMMUNICATIONS CO., INC)
  • K51FO (Channel 51; LEESVILLE, LA; Owner: WHITE KNIGHT B/CING. OF NATCHEZ LICENSE CORP.)
  • Pitkin, Louisiana
  • Fatal accident count9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents11
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:2
  • Fatalities9
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents20
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1
  • Louisiana average
  • Fatal accident count7513
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents11137
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons2717
  • Fatalities8425
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents18886
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1086
See more detailed statistics of Pitkin fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 24Number of bridges
  • 341ft / 104mTotal length
  • $1,572,000Total costs
  • 22,635Total average daily traffic
  • 1,106Total average daily truck traffic
  • 14,787Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Pitkin, LA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31940-1949
  • 21970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 72000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Pitkin, LA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Pitkin)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

66 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 6 Km Nw (Lat: 30.961028 Lon: -92.963500), Type: Building, Structure height: 30 m, Overall height: 36 m, Call Sign: KKH857,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.370 MHz, Grant Date: 02/11/2015, Expiration Date: 02/03/2025, Certifier: Kenneth R Goodwin, Registrant: Lousisana Department Of Ag And Forestry, 515 Forestry Rd., Woodworth, LA 71485, Phone: (318) 487-5867, Email:
  • PITKEN, 1.5 Ene (Lat: 30.955278 Lon: -92.927222), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 82.9 m, Call Sign: WPKT388,
    Assigned Frequencies: 217.175 MHz, Grant Date: 06/11/2012, Expiration Date: 07/01/2022, Cancellation Date: 10/13/2015, Certifier: J Faubion, Registrant: Fcc-Faa Licensing, LLC, 211 North Union Street, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22314, Phone: (703) 615-6615, Fax: (703) 372-5176, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Pitkin)

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 17. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 71 took place in 2010, and the least - 1 in 2007. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Pitkin, LA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (56.8%), and Structure Fires (31.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Pitkin, LA
    • 16656.8%Outside Fires
    • 9131.2%Structure Fires
    • 289.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 72.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Pitkin, LA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Pitkin, LA
  • 76.3%Electricity
  • 23.8%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Pitkin, LA
  • 57.7%Electricity
  • 36.1%Utility gas
  • 6.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Pitkin compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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