Powhatan, Louisiana

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Population in 2019: 128 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -9.2%
 
Males: 41  (32.2%)
Females: 87  (67.8%)
Median resident age:

15.8 years
Louisiana median age:

37.7 years

Zip code: 71457

Estimated median household income in 2019: $13,501 (it was $16,667 in 2000)
Powhatan:

$13,501
LA:

$51,073

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $9,608 (it was $9,488 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $59,090 (it was $37,500 in 2000)
Powhatan:

$59,090
LA:

$172,100

Median gross rent in 2019: $357.

March 2019 cost of living index in Powhatan: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 72.0%
(66.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 71.9% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Powhatan, LA (2019)
    • 25394.8%Black alone
    • 114.1%White alone
    • 31.1%Asian alone
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Ancestries: French (5.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 127 feet

Land area: 0.54 square miles.

Population density: 235 people per square mile   (very low).

Powhatan, Louisiana map

3 residents are foreign born

This village:

1.1%
Louisiana:

4.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $342 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $388 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Shreveport, LA (53.0 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (195.3 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Campti, LA (2.3 miles ),
Natchitoches, LA (3.2 miles ),
Clarence, LA (3.3 miles ),
Coushatta, LA (3.6 miles ),
Vienna Bend, LA (3.7 miles ),
Robeline, LA (3.8 miles),
Edgefield, LA (3.8 miles),
Provencal, LA (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 31.87 N, Longitude: 93.20 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 318

Distribution of median household income in Powhatan, LA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Powhatan, LA in 2019

Powhatan satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.5%
Louisiana:

8.1%
Most common industries in Powhatan, LA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (17.9%)
  • Food (15.4%)
  • Health care (15.4%)
  • Social assistance (12.8%)
  • Pharmacies & drug stores (10.3%)
  • Wood products (7.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Wood products (25.0%)
  • Educational services (25.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (16.7%)
  • Public administration (16.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (16.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food (22.2%)
  • Health care (22.2%)
  • Social assistance (18.5%)
  • Pharmacies & drug stores (14.8%)
  • Educational services (14.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.4%)
  • Apparel (0.0%)
Most common occupations in Powhatan, LA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (15.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.8%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (10.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (25.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (25.0%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (16.7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (16.7%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (16.7%)
  • Financial managers (0.0%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (0.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (22.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (18.5%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (14.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (11.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.4%)
  • Cashiers (7.4%)
  • Bus drivers (7.4%)

Average climate in Powhatan, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Powhatan-area historical tornado activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 73% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/2000, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.7 miles away from the Powhatan village center caused $2 million in damages.

On 3/11/1968, a category F3 tornado 9.3 miles away from the village center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Powhatan-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Louisiana state average. It is 277% 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 68.7 miles away from Powhatan 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 325.7 miles away from Powhatan center
On 9/2/2013 at 23:51:15, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 72.1 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 380.3 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 78.1 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 64.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Natchitoches Parish (22) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Hurricanes: 7, Freezes: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Powhatan topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Powhatan:

  • HARMONY HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; NATCHITOCHES, LA)
  • NATCHITOCHES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; NATCHITOCHES, LA)
  • NATCHITOCHES PARISH HOSP-LTC UNIT (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; NATCHITOCHES, LA)
  • FMCNA - NATCHITOCHES DX (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; NATCHITOCHES, LA)
  • COURTYARD OF NATCHITOCHES (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; NATCHITOCHES, LA)
  • NATCHITOCHES COMMUNITY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; NATCHITOCHES, LA)
  • NATCHITOCHES NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER, LL (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; NATCHITOCHES, LA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Powhatan:

  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana (about 11 miles; Natchitoches, LA; Full-time enrollment: 7,700)
  • Louisiana State University-Shreveport (about 49 miles; Shreveport, LA; FT enrollment: 3,159)
  • Bossier Parish Community College (about 53 miles; Bossier City, LA; FT enrollment: 6,209)
  • Grambling State University (about 54 miles; Grambling, LA; FT enrollment: 4,885)
  • Louisiana Tech University (about 56 miles; Ruston, LA; FT enrollment: 5,874)
  • Southern University at Shreveport (about 60 miles; Shreveport, LA; FT enrollment: 2,277)
  • University of Louisiana at Monroe (about 80 miles; Monroe, LA; FT enrollment: 6,764)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Natchitoches Fire Protection District 10 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Natchitoches Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This village:

2.2 people
Louisiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

58.1%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

4.8%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.6% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Powhatan:

Marital status in Powhatan, LA
  • Never married: 63.9%
  • Now married: 19.0%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 14.4%
  • Divorced: 1.5%

For population 25 years and over in Powhatan:

  • High school or higher: 82.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.7
Louisiana average:

11.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Powhatan, LA (based on Natchitoches Parish data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,74776
Catholic4,60215
Mainline Protestant1,74212
Black Protestant1,0697
Other4023
None20,004-
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: 7
Natchitoches Parish:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Natchitoches Parish:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Natchitoches Parish:

6.84 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Natchitoches Parish:

5.06 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

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

11.7%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.8%
Louisiana:

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

13.3%
Louisiana:

13.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Powhatan:

48.1%
Louisiana:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Powhatan:

44.1%
Louisiana:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Powhatan:

29.9
Louisiana:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.7%
State:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

19.9%
Louisiana:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Powhatan:

6.7
Louisiana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Powhatan:

34.3%
Louisiana:

34.5%

General health condition:
Powhatan:

51.3%
Louisiana:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.8%
Louisiana:

80.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Powhatan, LA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$2,275
Water Supply 0$0 1$2,022
Sewerage 0$0 1$337
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$1,205
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$531
Totals for Government 0$0 9$6,370

Powhatan government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $150,000 ($1171.88)
    Water Utilities: $150,000 ($1171.88)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $42,000 ($328.13)
    Water Utilities: $38,000 ($296.88)
    Central Staff Services: $11,000 ($85.94)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($54.69)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($15.63)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $44,000 ($343.75)

Powhatan government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $19,000 ($148.44)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $52,000 ($406.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $29,000 ($226.56)
  • Tax - Other License: $12,000 ($93.75)
    Property: $3,000 ($23.44)

Powhatan government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,000 ($23.44)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,000 ($23.44)

5.47% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,782 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.47%
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 Sabine Parish, LA  0.50% ($40,242 average AGI)
from Rapides Parish, LA  0.46% ($58,263)
from Caddo Parish, LA  0.42% ($30,113)


6.50% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,402 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.50%
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 Rapides Parish, LA  0.72% ($32,044 average AGI)
to Caddo Parish, LA  0.50% ($34,000)
to Sabine Parish, LA  0.36% ($49,957)

Strongest AM radio stations in Powhatan:

  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLAD (800 AM; 1 kW; COUSHATTA, LA; Owner: THE BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRRP (950 AM; 1 kW; COUSHATTA, LA; Owner: FRANCIS V. HOBBS)
  • KNOC (1450 AM; 1 kW; NATCHITOCHES, LA; Owner: NORTH FACE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KWDF (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; BALL, LA; Owner: BALL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJMJ (580 AM; 5 kW; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • KOKA (980 AM; 5 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: ACCESS.1 COMMUNICATIONS - SHREVEPORT, LLC)
  • KNOE (540 AM; 5 kW; MONROE, LA; Owner: NOE CORP., LLC)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Powhatan:

  • KSBH (94.9 FM; COUSHATTA, LA; Owner: KSBH, L.L.C.)
  • KDBH-FM (97.3 FM; NATCHITOCHES, LA; Owner: BALDRIDGE-DUMAS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KZBL (100.7 FM; NATCHITOCHES, LA; Owner: BALDRIDGE-DUMAS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLSA (90.7 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: BD OF SUPV OF LA ST U & A&M COLLEGE)
  • KAYT (88.1 FM; JENA, LA; Owner: BLACK MEDIA WORKS, INC.)
  • KAVK (89.3 FM; MANY, LA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KWLV (107.1 FM; MANY, LA; Owner: WLV-TV, INC.)
  • K280CK (103.9 FM; NATCHITOCHES CAMPTI, LA; Owner: DRY PRONG EDUC. B/CNG FOUNDATION)
  • K211DY (90.1 FM; NATCHITOCHES, LA; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Powhatan:

  • KAIN-LP (Channel 55; NATCHITOCHES, LA; Owner: MARY GILL LEE)
  • KNTS-LP (Channel 17; NATCHITOCHES, LA; Owner: RICHARD GILL)
  • KLAX-TV (Channel 31; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: POLLACK/BELZ COMMUNICATIONS CO., INC)
  • KNYS-LP (Channel 27; NATCHITOCHES, LA; Owner: MARY GILL LEE)
  • KLPA-TV (Channel 25; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)

Powhatan fatal accident list:

Jul 7, 1980 03:26 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 72ft / 21.6mTotal length
  • $234,000Total costs
  • 1,160Total average daily traffic
  • 177Total average daily truck traffic
  • 964Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • .8 Km E Of Hwy 1 On Hwy 485 (Lat: 31.871278 Lon: -93.202667), Type: Tank, Structure height: 44 m, Call Sign: WPKA873,
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.850 MHz, Grant Date: 03/01/2012, Expiration Date: 01/08/2022, Certifier: Johnnie B Taylor, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Ste E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-5993, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Powhatan, LA
  • 61.1%Electricity
  • 38.9%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Powhatan, LA
  • 94.4%Electricity
  • 5.6%Utility gas


Powhatan compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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