Simpson, Louisiana

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Population in 2012: 656 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +12.5%
 
Males: 320  (48.9%)
Females: 336  (51.1%)
Median resident age:  38.6 years
Louisiana median age:  39.5 years

Zip codes: 71474.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $55,459 (it was $36,250 in 2000)
Simpson:

$55,459
LA:

$42,944
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,413 (it was $17,485 in 2000)

Simpson village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $100,598 (it was $65,200 in 2000)
Simpson:

$100,598
LA:

$139,500
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $143,471; Detached houses: $188,445; Mobile homes: $45,898

Median gross rent in 2012: $572.

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Simpson races chart
  • White alone - 597 (93.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 17 (2.7%)
  • Hispanic - 14 (2.2%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Simpson: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (23.6%), Irish (20.2%), English (18.7%), German (7.7%), Dutch (4.3%), French (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 258 feet

Land area: 6.21 square miles.

Population density: 106 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).
Simpson, Louisiana map

For population 25 years and over in Simpson:

  • High school or higher: 90.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Simpson village:

  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 60.4%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 5.5%

2 residents are foreign born

This village:  0.3%
Louisiana:  3.7%



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Simpson, Louisiana as of January 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Simpson to the number of sex offenders is 328 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.2%)

Simpson satellite photo by USGS

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 ), Pitkin, LA (4.8 miles ), Hornbeck, LA (4.8 miles ).

Latitude: 31.26 N, Longitude: 93.02 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 318

Simpson household income distribution Simpson home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.4%
Louisiana:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +99 (+20.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (22%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electricians (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Extraction workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (15%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (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

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Tornado activity:

Simpson-area historical tornado activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 50% 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.

Earthquake activity:

Simpson-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 291.1 miles away from the city center
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 274.7 miles away from Simpson 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 277.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 340.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 340.1 miles away from Simpson center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 519.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Simpson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Simpson:

  • FAIR OAKS NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HINESTON, LA)
  • JOHN C HEARD COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 15 miles away; LEESVILLE, LA)
  • WHISPERING PINES COMMUNITY HOM (Hospital, about 16 miles away; LEESVILLE, LA)
  • WOODLANDS HEALTHCARE CENTER, LLC (THE) (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; LEESVILLE, LA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Simpson:

  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana (about 35 miles; Natchitoches, LA; Full-time enrollment: 7,700)
  • SOWELA Technical Community College (about 73 miles; Lake Charles, LA; FT enrollment: 2,160)
  • McNeese State University (about 76 miles; Lake Charles, LA; FT enrollment: 7,444)
  • Grambling State University (about 90 miles; Grambling, LA; FT enrollment: 4,885)
  • Louisiana Tech University (about 91 miles; Ruston, LA; FT enrollment: 5,874)
  • Louisiana State University-Shreveport (about 91 miles; Shreveport, LA; FT enrollment: 3,159)
  • South Louisiana Community College (about 92 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 2,519)

Public high school in Simpson:

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

Churches in Simpson include: First Church of God (A), Simpson Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Mount Pleasant Cemetery (1). 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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.1%
(23.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.5 people
Louisiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  75.6%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  7.2%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Simpson compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Simpson travel time to work - commute Simpson mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (86%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Wood (0%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Simpson village (based on Vernon Parish data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.74%
Here: 42.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents84.7%3.6%3.1%2.1%1.7%
Congregations67.9%1.3%6.4%6.4%1.3%
NameChurches of ChristLutheran ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Church of the NazareneOther
Adherents1.6%0.6%0.5%0.5%1.5%
Congregations5.1%1.3%1.3%1.3%7.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Vernon Parish:

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

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.
State:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Here:

4.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Vernon Parish:

31.2%
Louisiana:

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

15.9%
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 5$1,500
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$800
Water Supply 0$0 2$1,150
Totals for Government 0$0 8$3,450

14.92% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200529,403 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

14.92%
Louisiana average:

8.89%

1.18% of residents moved from foreign countries($2,466 average AGI)
Vernon Parish:

1.18%
Louisiana average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Beauregard Parish, LA  0.78% ($35,492 average AGI)
from Orleans Parish, LA  0.39% ($22,061)
from Cumberland County, NC  0.34% ($47,224)


19.21% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200631,130 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

19.21%
Louisiana average:

13.45%

1.12% of residents moved to foreign countries($1,910 average AGI)
Vernon Parish:

1.12%
Louisiana average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Pierce County, WA  1.62% ($33,212 average AGI)
to Beauregard Parish, LA  0.94% ($33,323)
to Cumberland County, NC  0.34% ($34,900)

Strongest AM radio stations in Simpson:

  • 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.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLLA (1570 AM; 1 kW; LEESVILLE, LA; Owner: PENE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTTP (1110 AM; daytime; 2 kW; PINEVILLE, LA; Owner: PEOPLES BROADCAST NETWORK LLC)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • KDLA (1010 AM; 1 kW; DE RIDDER, LA; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Simpson:

  • KZMZ (96.9 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRRV-FM (100.3 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLSA (90.7 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: BD OF SUPV OF LA ST U & A&M COLLEGE)
  • KKST (98.7 FM; OAKDALE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAYT (88.1 FM; JENA, LA; Owner: BLACK MEDIA WORKS, INC.)
  • KQID-FM (93.1 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: CENLA B/C CO INC.)
  • KJAE (93.5 FM; LEESVILLE, LA; Owner: PENE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KUMX (106.7 FM; NORTH FORT POLK, LA; Owner: WEST CENTRAL BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • KVVP (105.7 FM; LEESVILLE, LA; Owner: STANNARD BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KROK (95.7 FM; SOUTH FORT POLK, LA; Owner: WEST CENTRAL BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Simpson:

  • K61GO (Channel 61; HICKS, LA; Owner: WHITE KNIGHT B/CING. OF NATCHEZ LICENSE CORP.)
  • KALB-TV (Channel 5; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K51FO (Channel 51; LEESVILLE, LA; Owner: WHITE KNIGHT B/CING. OF NATCHEZ LICENSE CORP.)
  • KLAX-TV (Channel 31; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: POLLACK/BELZ COMMUNICATIONS CO., INC)
  • K60GE (Channel 60; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KLPA-TV (Channel 25; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
Simpson, Louisiana:
  • Fatal accident count: 10
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 11
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 10
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 18
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Louisiana average:
  • Fatal accident count: 119
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 176
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 34
  • Fatalities: 129
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 309
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 21
See more detailed statistics of Simpson fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 7 meters (23ft)
Total costs: $1,171,000
Total average daily traffic: 6,360
Total average daily truck traffic: 124
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 3,816

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7
  • Guy C Stout, Nw 1/4 Sw 1/4 Section 5 (Lat: 31.265444 Lon: -93.014139), Type: 96.9, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 4256435000, Fcc@wacorp.Net, 111 108TH AVE NE, SUITE 160
  • Guy C Stout, Nw 1/4 Sw 1/4 Section 5 (Lat: 31.265444 Lon: -93.014139), Type: 96.9, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 4256435000, Fcc@wacorp.Net, 111 108TH AVE NE, SUITE 160
  • Edward G Roach, Nw 1/4 Sw 1/4 Section 5 (Lat: 31.265444 Lon: -93.014139), Type: 96.9, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, 592 Dogwood Lane (La12417-A) (Lat: 31.265444 Lon: -93.014139), Type: 93.3, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, 592 Dogwood Lane (La12417-A) (Lat: 31.265444 Lon: -93.014139), Type: 93.3, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Cicily Wallace, 365 Forest Road (Lat: 31.256444 Lon: -93.018778), Type: 106.9, Structure height: 22115 m, Overall height: 103.9 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY Ste 1-50 Mc: Gasa5reg
  • Sharon Yeager, 365 Forest Road (Lat: 31.256444 Lon: -93.018778), Type: 106.9, Structure height: 22115 m, Overall height: 103.9 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY Ste 1-50 Mc: Gasa5reg

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: AA5ES, Licensee ID: L00233993
    Grant Date: 08/15/2007, Expiration Date: 11/04/2017, Certifier: Ronald L Williamson
    Registrant: Ronald L Williamson, Simpson, LA 71474
  • Call Sign: N5WYZ, Licensee ID: L00396528
    Grant Date: 09/04/2001, Expiration Date: 10/22/2011
    Registrant: Flora C Hover, Simpson, LA 71474
  • Call Sign: WA5PNO
    Grant Date: 03/07/1997, Expiration Date: 03/07/2007, Cancellation Date: 03/10/2009
    Registrant: Ernest A Roshong, Simpson, LA 71474-0493

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 14
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Simpson, LA
Most common first names in Simpson, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James666.0 years
William668.8 years
Willie577.8 years
Howard366.9 years
George372.0 years
Jessie365.3 years
John361.3 years
Robert368.0 years
Earl271.5 years
Helen270.5 years
Most common last names in Simpson, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jackson2478.4 years
Bennett2272.1 years
Parker1568.7 years
Johnson782.8 years
Temple783.6 years
Brewer670.0 years
Blackwell677.0 years
Burns567.6 years
Wells472.7 years
Smith485.0 years
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