Urania, Louisiana

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Population in 2013: 1,305 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +86.4%
Males: 986  (75.6%)
Females: 319  (24.4%)
Median resident age:  35.2 years
Louisiana median age:  39.5 years

Zip codes: 71480.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $48,545 (it was $25,625 in 2000)
Urania:

$48,545
LA:

$42,944
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,572 (it was $10,517 in 2000)

Urania town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $53,186 (it was $24,300 in 2000)
Urania:

$53,186
LA:

$139,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $48,063; Detached houses: $51,727; Townhouses or other attached units: $49,582; Mobile homes: $18,630

Median gross rent in 2012: $328.

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Urania races chart
  • White alone - 887 (67.6%)
  • Black alone - 398 (30.3%)
  • Hispanic - 19 (1.4%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.08%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.08%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Urania: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (31.1%), Irish (10.9%), French (7.8%), German (3.0%), English (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 92 feet

Land area: 1.24 square miles.

Population density: 1,051 people per square mile   (low).

Urania, Louisiana map

For population 25 years and over in Urania:

  • High school or higher: 72.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Urania town:

  • Never married: 43.7%
  • Now married: 36.4%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

1 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.1%
Louisiana:  3.7%



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Urania, Louisiana as of July 07, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Urania to the number of sex offenders is 656 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.4%)

Urania satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Monroe, LA (46.2 miles , pop. 53,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (96.2 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (234.1 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Tullos, LA (1.9 miles ), Olla, LA (2.0 miles ), Georgetown, LA (2.9 miles ), Hester, LA (3.0 miles ), Jordan Hill, LA (3.7 miles ), Clarks, LA (3.8 miles ), Midway, LA (3.9 miles ), Jena, LA (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 31.86 N, Longitude: 92.29 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 318

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

5.7%
Louisiana:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -79 (-10.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (35%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Public administration (27%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Extraction workers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (11%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Urania: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Urania, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Urania-area historical tornado activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 71% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/3/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.4 miles away from the Urania town center killed 9 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/19/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.7 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Urania-area historical earthquake activity is above Louisiana state average. It is 81% 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 305.7 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 228.8 miles away from Urania center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 284.4 miles away from the city 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 231.2 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 300.4 miles away from Urania center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 312.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in La Salle Parish (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Hurricanes: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Urania topographic map

Birthplace of: Ronald J. Hays - Admiral.

Hospitals and medical centers near Urania:

  • FIRST CHOICE HOSPICE, INC (Hospital, about 4 miles away; OLLA, LA)
  • HARDTNER MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 5 miles away; OLLA, LA)
  • JENA NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER, LLC (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; JENA, LA)

Heliports located in Urania:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Urania:

  • Louisiana Delta Community College (about 47 miles; Monroe, LA; Full-time enrollment: 3,168)
  • University of Louisiana at Monroe (about 48 miles; Monroe, LA; FT enrollment: 6,764)
  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana (about 49 miles; Natchitoches, LA; FT enrollment: 7,700)
  • Louisiana Tech University (about 51 miles; Ruston, LA; FT enrollment: 5,874)
  • Grambling State University (about 53 miles; Grambling, LA; FT enrollment: 4,885)
  • Alcorn State University (about 68 miles; Alcorn State, MS; FT enrollment: 3,479)
  • Louisiana State University-Shreveport (about 92 miles; Shreveport, LA; FT enrollment: 3,159)

Public elementary/middle school in Urania:

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La Salle 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: 4.1%
(3.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 83.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Louisiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  75.7%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.0%
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: 0.4% of all households
604 people in state prisons in 2010
4 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals in 2010
3 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards in 2000

Urania compared to Louisiana state average:

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

Banks with branches in Urania (2011 data):

  • Sabine State Bank and Trust Company: Urania Branch at 6669 Tannehill Drive, branch established on 2000/08/14. Info updated 2006/09/14: Bank assets: $683.7 mil, Deposits: $592.9 mil, headquarters in Many, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 45 total offices, Holding Company: Sabine Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (51%)
  • Utility gas (44%)
  • Wood (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Urania town (based on La Salle Parish data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 87.89%
Here: 87.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodChurches of ChristOther
Adherents85.7%6.5%3.9%1.0%2.7%
Congregations62.3%11.3%5.7%3.8%17.0%
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: 3
La Salle Parish:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
La Salle Parish:

4.27 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
La Salle Parish:

5.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.1%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
La Salle Parish:

28.6%
Louisiana:

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

13.2%
State:

13.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$1,600$19,2000$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,000$24,0000$0
Water Supply 3$7,710$30,8400$0
Other and Unallocable 2$5,395$32,3700$0
Totals for Government 7$16,705$28,6370$0

5.04% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,389 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.04%
Louisiana average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Rapides Parish, LA  0.59% ($27,769 average AGI)
from Catahoula Parish, LA  0.48% ($44,571)
from Caldwell Parish, LA  0.41% ($30,500)


5.02% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,086 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.02%
Louisiana average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Catahoula Parish, LA  0.73% ($51,938 average AGI)
to Rapides Parish, LA  0.66% ($36,207)
to Caldwell Parish, LA  0.39% ($39,059)

Strongest AM radio stations in Urania:

  • KWDF (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; BALL, LA; Owner: BALL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KJMJ (580 AM; 5 kW; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • KNOE (540 AM; 5 kW; MONROE, LA; Owner: NOE CORP., LLC)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRJO (1680 AM; 10 kW; MONROE, LA; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KMBS (1310 AM; 5 kW; WEST MONROE, LA; Owner: RED BEAR BROADCASTING)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVCL (1270 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WINNFIELD, LA; Owner: HARRISON BROADCAST ORGANIZATION, INC)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Urania:

  • KQID-FM (93.1 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: CENLA B/C CO INC.)
  • KNOE-FM (101.9 FM; MONROE, LA; Owner: NOE CORP., LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KRRV-FM (100.3 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQNZ (95.1 FM; NATCHEZ, MS; Owner: FIRST NATCHEZ CORPORATION)
  • KJNA-FM (102.7 FM; JENA, LA; Owner: LITTLE RIVER RADIO CO.)
  • KLAA (103.5 FM; TIOGA, LA; Owner: CAJUN COMMUNICATIONS OF TEXAS, INC.)
  • KQLQ (103.1 FM; COLUMBIA, LA; Owner: MONROE RADIO MEMBERS, L.L.C.)
  • KVDP (89.1 FM; DRY PRONG, LA; Owner: DRY PRONG EDUC B/C FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Urania:

  • KAQY (Channel 11; COLUMBIA, LA; Owner: MONROE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNOE-TV (Channel 8; MONROE, LA; Owner: NOE CORP., LLC)
  • KLTM-TV (Channel 13; MONROE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KLAX-TV (Channel 31; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: POLLACK/BELZ COMMUNICATIONS CO., INC)
  • KALB-TV (Channel 5; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLPA-TV (Channel 25; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KARD (Channel 14; WEST MONROE, LA; Owner: QUORUM OF LOUISIANA LICENSE, LLC)
  • K60GE (Channel 60; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KCDH-LP (Channel 4; WINNFIELD, LA; Owner: CRANFORD L. JORDAN)

Urania fatal accident list:

Jun 20, 2005 05:22 PM, Sr-125, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Oct 24, 1979 08:00 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • LASALLE JR H, 5960 Tannehill Drive (Lat: 31.869806 Lon: -92.294000), Type: Pole, Structure height: 32 m, Overall height: 32.9 m, Call Sign: WQHN727
    Assigned Frequencies: 18055.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/20/2007, Expiration Date: 09/20/2017, Certifier: Marsheela J Walters
    Registrant: Comsearch, 19700 Janelia Farm Boulevard, Ashburn, VA 20147, Phone: (703) 726-5671, Fax: (703) 726-5595, Email:
  • LASALLE JR, 5960 Tannehill Drive (Lat: 31.869861 Lon: -92.294111), Type: Upole, Structure height: 39 m, Overall height: 40.8 m, Call Sign: WQPV877
    Assigned Frequencies: 17965.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/27/2012, Expiration Date: 08/27/2022, Certifier: Josh A Roy
    Registrant: Detel Wireless LLC, 2028 Hwy 115, Mansura, LA 71350, Phone: (318) 597-0303, Fax: (318) 597-3707, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
Most common first names in Urania, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1270.7 years
James1077.6 years
John1079.6 years
Mary675.3 years
Ethel579.6 years
Charles471.5 years
Edna488.0 years
Joseph475.5 years
Robert472.2 years
Jack372.0 years
Most common last names in Urania, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Wilson1274.4 years
Lee1076.0 years
Callender970.0 years
Mcbroom779.8 years
Tannehill688.2 years
Lofton680.7 years
Jones564.2 years
Thornton573.0 years
Johnson480.2 years
Brown477.5 years
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