Varnado, Louisiana

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Population in 2017: 336 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.8%
Males: 150  (44.9%)
Females: 186  (55.1%)
Median resident age:

40.3 years
Louisiana median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 70426.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $22,969 (it was $26,563 in 2000)
Varnado:

$22,969
LA:

$46,145

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $15,020 (it was $14,416 in 2000)

Varnado village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $50,057 (it was $47,700 in 2000)
Varnado:

$50,057
LA:

$162,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $123,564; detached houses: $147,382; mobile homes: $59,684

Median gross rent in 2017: $532.

March 2019 cost of living index in Varnado: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 38.9%
(34.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 72.2% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Varnado, LA (2010)
    • 85358.4%Black alone
    • 59840.9%White alone
    • 50.3%Hispanic
    • 30.2%American Indian alone
    • 20.1%Two or more races

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

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Ancestries: American (18.1%), French (16.1%), Irish (5.5%), German (1.5%), African (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 128 feet

Land area: 0.85 square miles.

Population density: 396 people per square mile   (very low).

Varnado, Louisiana map

8 residents are foreign born

This village:

1.6%
Louisiana:

4.2%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Varnado village:

0.4% ($199)
Louisiana:

0.3% ($199)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gulfport, MS (56.4 miles , pop. 71,127).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: New Orleans, LA (65.2 miles , pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (340.5 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Angie, LA (2.2 miles ),
Bogalusa, LA (2.9 miles ),
Sun, LA (4.2 miles ),
Poplarville, MS (4.3 miles ),
Franklinton, LA (4.4 miles ),
Lumberton, MS (4.9 miles ),
Foxworth, MS (4.9 miles ),
Tylertown, MS (4.9 miles )

Latitude: 30.89 N, Longitude: 89.83 W

Distribution of median household income in Varnado, LA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Varnado, LA in 2017
Varnado satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.8%
Louisiana:

3.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +126 (+58.3%).
Most common industries in Varnado, LA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Paper (12.8%)
  • Construction (11.3%)
  • Health care (9.0%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.0%)
  • Utilities (6.0%)
  • Social assistance (5.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Paper (20.5%)
  • Construction (16.4%)
  • Public administration (12.3%)
  • Truck transportation (6.8%)
  • Utilities (6.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.1%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (13.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.3%)
  • Wood products (6.7%)
  • Educational services (6.7%)
  • Social assistance (6.7%)
  • Construction (5.0%)
Most common occupations in Varnado, LA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.5%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (4.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (12.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (11.0%)
  • Plant and system operators (8.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.2%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (13.3%)
  • Other financial specialists (10.0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.7%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (5.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.0%)

Average climate in Varnado, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Varnado-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 100% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/20/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.9 miles away from the Varnado village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 1/10/1975, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 45.8 miles away from the village center killed 9 people and injured 210 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Varnado-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 84% 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 213.4 miles away from Varnado 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 152.6 miles away from Varnado 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 375.5 miles away from Varnado 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 230.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 164.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 227.4 miles away from Varnado 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 Washington Parish (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tropical Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Varnado topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Varnado:

  • REST HAVEN NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BOGALUSA, LA)
  • RESTHAVEN LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BOGALUSA, LA)
  • FAMILY HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; BOGALUSA, LA)
  • BOGALUSA COMMUNITY REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 9 miles away; BOGALUSA, LA)
  • GULF STATES LTAC OF WASHINGTON/STTAMMANY (Hospital, about 9 miles away; BOGALUSA, LA)
  • WASHINGTON ST TAMMANY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; BOGALUSA, LA)
  • BOGALUSA COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BOGALUSA, LA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Varnado:

  • Pearl River Community College (about 18 miles; Poplarville, MS; Full-time enrollment: 3,074)
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (about 42 miles; Perkinston, MS; FT enrollment: 8,320)
  • University of Southern Mississippi (about 42 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 14,294)
  • William Carey University (about 43 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 3,510)
  • Southeastern Louisiana University (about 47 miles; Hammond, LA; FT enrollment: 12,713)
  • Jones County Junior College (about 62 miles; Ellisville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,942)
  • University of New Orleans (about 62 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 8,201)

Public high school in Varnado:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Washington Parish Fire Protection District 6 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

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

Birthplace of: Drew Meyerchick - College basketball player (Louisiana Monroe Indians).

Washington 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:

2.3 people
Louisiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

59.9%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

2.0%
Whole state:

6.8%


No gay or lesbian households reported

1,125 people in state prisons in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Varnado:

Marital status in Varnado, LA
  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 48.2%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 12.9%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

For population 25 years and over in Varnado:

  • High school or higher: 77.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 0.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Louisiana average:

11.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Varnado, LA (based on Washington Parish data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant20,14373
Black Protestant2,58317
Catholic2,0992
Mainline Protestant1,97514
Other4733
None19,895-
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: 11
Washington Parish:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Washington Parish:

4.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
Washington Parish:

4.67 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

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

13.2%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington Parish:

32.0%
Louisiana:

29.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

54.2%
Louisiana:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

53.5%
Louisiana:

46.6%

Average BMI:
Varnado:

29.0
Louisiana:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.4%
State:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.7%
Louisiana:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Louisiana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Varnado:

36.4%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
Varnado:

59.6%
State:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.3%
State:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Varnado, LA Residents
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
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 4$3,580
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$603
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 10$4,183

Varnado government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $42,000 ($125.00)
    Central Staff Services: $29,000 ($86.31)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($26.79)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $33,000 ($98.21)

Varnado government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $23,000 ($68.45)
    General Revenue - Other: $2,000 ($5.95)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($2.98)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $36,000 ($107.14)
    Public Utilities Sales: $9,000 ($26.79)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $7,000 ($20.83)
    Other Selective Sales: $6,000 ($17.86)
    Property: $3,000 ($8.93)

Varnado government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $155,000 ($461.31)

4.71% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($30,220 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.71%
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 St. Tammany Parish, LA  1.17% ($33,275 average AGI)
from Tangipahoa Parish, LA  0.57% ($24,500)
from Jefferson Parish, LA  0.24% ($47,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Varnado:

  • WBOX (920 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BOGALUSA, LA; Owner: BEST COUNTRY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WRPM (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POPLARVILLE, MS; Owner: DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERS)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WIKC (1490 AM; 1 kW; BOGALUSA, LA; Owner: TIMBERLANDS BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • WRJW (1320 AM; 5 kW; PICAYUNE, MS; Owner: PEARL RIVER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WEEZ (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTIX (690 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: WTIX, INC.)
  • WAPF (980 AM; 5 kW; MCCOMB, MS; Owner: SAN-DOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBKH (950 AM; 5 kW; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN AIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Varnado:

  • WBOX-FM (92.9 FM; VARNADO, LA; Owner: BEST COUNTRY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WZKX (107.9 FM; BAY ST. LOUIS, MS; Owner: DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEMX (94.1 FM; KENTWOOD, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZNF (95.3 FM; LUMBERTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WAOY (91.7 FM; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WKSY (106.1 FM; PICAYUNE, MS; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF NEW ORLEANS, LLC)
  • WUUU (98.9 FM; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WJSH (104.7 FM; FOLSOM, LA; Owner: SOUTHWEST BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Varnado:

  • WXXV-TV (Channel 25; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: MORRIS NETWORK OF MISSISSIPPI, INC.)
  • WLOX (Channel 13; BILOXI, MS; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WMAH-TV (Channel 19; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • Varnado, Louisiana
  • Fatal accident count9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents12
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:1
  • Fatalities11
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents24
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Louisiana average
  • Fatal accident count6569
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents9786
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons2396
  • Fatalities7270
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents16634
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents895
See more detailed statistics of Varnado fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 279ft / 85.4mTotal length
  • $150,000Total costs
  • 25,590Total average daily traffic
  • 6,502Total average daily truck traffic
  • 43,180Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Varnado, LA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Varnado, LA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • VARNADO, Pr 982 - Near Hwy 21 And Hwy 436 Jct. (Lat: 30.873889 Lon: -89.833194), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQQX560,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6256.54 MHz... (+4 more), Grant Date: 03/20/2013, Expiration Date: 03/20/2023, Cancellation Date: 08/10/2018, Certifier: Christopher Pickard, Registrant: Peg Bandwidth, LLC, 5904 Stone Creek Drive, Suite 130, The Colony, TX 75056, Phone: (214) 937-6100, Fax: (214) 469-1580, Email:
  • VARNADO, Pr 982 - Near Hwy 21 And Hwy 436 Jct. (Lat: 30.873889 Lon: -89.833194), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQSY826,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz, Grant Date: 12/11/2013, Expiration Date: 12/11/2023, Certifier: Steven A Regitz, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (678) 259-1319, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • George R Carr Memorial Airport (Lat: 30.881583 Lon: -89.862028), Call Sign: WRLB2760,
    Assigned Frequencies: 0.35300 MHz, Grant Date: 09/22/1994, Expiration Date: 09/22/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001, Registrant: City Of Bogalus, Po Drawer 1179, Bogalusa, LA 70427

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5969A , Serial Number: 28569, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 02/09/1996, Certificate Issue Date: 06/13/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Patricia Nichols, 25056 Nolan Ln, Varnado, LA 70467

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Varnado, LA
  • 65.2%Electricity
  • 31.2%Utility gas
  • 2.7%Wood
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Varnado, LA
  • 92.1%Electricity
  • 7.9%Utility gas


Varnado compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Median household income 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Varnado on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males"
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