For population 25 years and over in Simpson:
For population 15 years and over in Simpson village:
4 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $128 (0.1%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lake Charles, LA (72.9 miles , pop. 71,757).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (94.8 miles , pop. 200,145).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (174.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).
Nearest cities: Fort Polk North, LA (3.7 miles ), Leesville, LA (4.1 miles ), New Llano, LA (4.3 miles ), Fort Polk South, LA (4.3 miles ), Anacoco, LA (4.4 miles ), Boyce, LA (4.7 miles ), Hornbeck, LA (4.8 miles ), Colfax, LA (5.1 miles ).
Latitude: 31.26 N, Longitude: 93.02 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 318
Population change in the 1990s: +99 (+20.5%).
Work and jobs in Simpson: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Simpson, Louisiana
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Simpson-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 122% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 12/3/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.0 miles away from the Simpson village center killed 9 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 11/7/1957, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.3 miles away from the village center killed 3 people and injured 16 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Vernon Parish (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Drought: 1, Tornado: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Simpson:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Simpson:
See full list of schools located in Simpson
Public elementary/middle school in Simpson:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 10.1%
(10.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Simpson compared to Louisiana state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
Religion statistics for Simpson (based on Vernon Parish data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.74%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 5
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
14.92% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,403 average adjusted gross income)
1.18% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,466 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
19.21% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,130 average adjusted gross income)
1.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,910 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Simpson:
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TV broadcast stations around Simpson:
Simpson, Louisiana:See more detailed statistics of Simpson fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2009 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 7 meters (23ft)
Total costs: $1,171,000
Total average daily traffic: 6,000
Total average daily truck traffic: 118
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 3,600
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:3
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:3
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Simpson, LA
Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2013.