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Ville Platte: 1951 Downtown Ville Platte Ville Platte: 1953 Attaway Motors Ville Platte: 1963 Jack Miller Co. Ville Platte: 1948 Evangeline Parish Courthouse
Ville Platte: 1956 VP Elementary & Band Ville Platte: 1953 Joe's Tate's Auction Barn Ville Platte: 1957 Dupre Motor Company Ville Platte: Evangeline Club (Otis Smith & His Orchestra)
Ville Platte: 1948 Ville Platte High School Ville Platte: 1962 Bobby's Drive Inn Ville Platte: 1950 Ville PLatte High School Ville Platte: 1952 Cabot Carbon Company
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Population in 2012: 7,351 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.7%
 

Males: 3,440  (46.8%)
Females: 3,911  (53.2%)

Median resident age:  36.2 years
Louisiana median age:  39.5 years

Zip codes: 70586.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $20,356 (it was $12,917 in 2000)
Ville Platte:

$20,356
LA:

$42,944
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,290

Ville Platte city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $65,242 (it was $46,200 in 2000)
Ville Platte:

$65,242
LA:

$139,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $83,641; Detached houses: $87,393; Townhouses or other attached units: $41,883; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $54,188; Mobile homes: $18,117

Median gross rent in 2012: $439.

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  • Black alone - 4,750 (63.9%)
  • White alone - 2,494 (33.6%)
  • Hispanic - 74 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 58 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 41 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 11 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.03%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ville Platte: 84.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: French (27.5%), English (3.8%), United States (3.7%), Irish (2.5%), French Canadian (2.2%), German (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1858

Elevation: 72 feet

Land area: 3.06 square miles.

Population density: 2,406 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Ville Platte:

  • High school or higher: 58.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ville Platte city:

  • Never married: 34.0%
  • Now married: 42.0%
  • Separated: 5.3%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

23 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.3%
Louisiana:  3.7%



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists there were 56 registered sex offenders living in Ville Platte, Louisiana as of December 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Ville Platte to the number of sex offenders is 131 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lafayette, LA (36.0 miles , pop. 110,257).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baton Rouge, LA (69.6 miles , pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (196.3 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Chataignier, LA (2.9 miles ), Reddell, LA (3.0 miles ), Mamou, LA (3.0 miles ), Pine Prairie, LA (3.3 miles ), Lawtell, LA (3.6 miles ), Washington, LA (3.7 miles ), Turkey Creek, LA (3.9 miles ), Eunice, LA (4.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $103,700
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $103,700
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $86,500
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $86,500
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $73,900
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $73,900
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $276,000
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $73,000
  • 2005: 21 buildings, average cost: $74,700
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $172,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $172,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 30.69 N, Longitude: 92.28 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,846 (+24.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 921 (54.6%)

Area code: 337

Ville Platte household income distribution Ville Platte home values distribution

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 31 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.22
Louisiana average:

4.06

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Ville Platte, Louisiana accommodation, waste management, health care - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.7%
Louisiana:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -1,044 (-11.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (25%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (39%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (3%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (3%)
  • Cashiers (3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (13%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (12%)
  • Cashiers (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Ville Platte-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 151% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/9/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.5 miles away from the Ville Platte city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 1/31/1983, a category F3 tornado 17.8 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ville Platte-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Louisiana state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/20/2005 at 00:52:20, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 98.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Evangeline Parish (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Fire: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Danny Ardoin - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Colorado Rockies, born: Jul 8, 1974), Eric LaFleur - Politician, T. Ashton Thompson - Louisiana politician.

Main business address for: CITIZENS BANCSHARES INC /LA/ (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Ville Platte:

  • FMCNA - VILLE PLATTE (Dialysis Facility, 616 JACK MILLER RD)
  • REGIONAL HOME CARE,LLC (Home Health Center, 1009 WEST LINCOLN ROAD)
  • LIBERTY FOUR COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, 134 PROGRESS ROAD)
  • MERCY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, 800 E MAIN)
  • WEST MAGNOLIA STREET GROUP (Hospital, 712 WEST MAGNOLIA)
  • HERITAGE MANOR OF VILLE PLATTE (Nursing Home, 220 SOUTH THOMPSON STREET)

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Local government website: www.vpla.com/gov.htm

College/University in Ville Platte:

  • Louisiana Technical College-Charles B Coreil Campus (Full-time enrollment: 164; Location: 1124 Vocational Dr; Public; Website: www.ltc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ville Platte:

  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette (about 37 miles; Lafayette, LA; Full-time enrollment: 13,419)
  • Southern University and A & M College (about 66 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 6,256)
  • McNeese State University (about 67 miles; Lake Charles, LA; FT enrollment: 6,406)
  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (about 69 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 25,838)
  • Baton Rouge Community College (about 71 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 4,414)
  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana (about 88 miles; Natchitoches, LA; FT enrollment: 5,626)
  • Alcorn State University (about 107 miles; Alcorn State, MS; FT enrollment: 2,641)

Public high school in Ville Platte:

Private high schools in Ville Platte:

  • SACRED HEART HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 817; Location: 114 TROJAN LN; Grades: KG - 12)
  • CHRISTIAN HERITAGE ACADEMY (Students: 155; Location: 607 PROSPER ST; Grades: KG - 12)

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Library in Ville Platte:

  • EVANGELINE PARISH (Operating income: $756,021; Location: 242 WEST MAIN STREET; 82,194 books; 1,174 audio materials; 4,987 video materials; 32 local licensed databases; 60 state licensed databases; 131 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Ville Platte: Platte Wastewater Treatment Facility (A), Ville Platte Police Department (B), Evangeline Parish Police Jury (C), Evangeline Parish Office (D), Maison Jean - Marie Laran Museum (E), Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office (F), Ville Platte City Marshal's Office (G), Evangeline Parish Health Unit (H), Evangeline Parish Courthouse (I), Evangeline Parish Library (J), Maison De Sante Nursing Home (K), Northside Community Center (L), Ville Platte City Hall (M), Ville Platte Fire Department (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Highland Shopping Center (1), Parkview Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ville Platte include: Disciples Baptist Church (A), Christ Cathedral of Praise (B), Agape Christian Fellowship Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), Greater Mount Pleasant Baptist Church (E), Refuge Temple Church (F), Sacred Heart Catholic Church (G), Saint Joseph Catholic Church (H), Saint Paul Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Ville Platte: Southside City Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Evangeline Parish Tourism Association (704 North Soileau Street).

Hotels: American Inn Inc (646 Jack Miller Road), Platte Motel (1648 West Main Street), Best Western of Ville Platte (1919 East Main Street).

Courts: Courts - Ville Platte City Court (108 South Coreil Street), Evangeline Parish - Clerk Of Court (200 Court Suite 104).

 
Evangeline Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ville Platte and their reported violations in the past:

EAST SIDE WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 4000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-30-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-30-2003), St Public Notif received (2 times from SEP-18-2003 to SEP-18-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-25-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-25-2003), St Public Notif received (2 times from JUL-21-2003 to JUL-21-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and NOV-03-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (APR-11-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (NOV-03-2000)
EVANGELINE PARISH INDUSTRIAL PARK W S (Address: 200 COURT STREET SUITE207 , Population served: 653, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-22-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-22-1999), St Public Notif received (OCT-04-1999)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-14-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-14-1998), St Public Notif received (OCT-28-1998)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 40.3%
(17.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 56.0% for Black residents, 79.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Louisiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.6%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.3%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Ville Platte, LA

People in group quarters in Ville Platte in 2010:

  • 99 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Ville Platte in 2000:

  • 157 people in nursing homes
  • 81 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 27 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 12 people in other group homes
  • 6 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Ville Platte compared to Louisiana state average:

Ville Platte, Louisiana environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Ville Platte (2011 data):

  • The Evangeline Bank and Trust Company: Drive-In Branch, The Evangeline Bank And Trust Compan, U.S. 167 East Branch. Info updated 2007/11/06: Bank assets: $579.6 mil, Deposits: $479.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Evangeline Bancshares, Inc.
  • Guaranty Bank: Reddell-Vidrine Branch at 5557 Vidrine Road, branch established on 1974/10/01; Ville Platte Branch at 1311 West Lasalle Street, branch established on 1978/03/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $136.1 mil, Deposits: $120.2 mil, headquarters in Mamou, LA, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Guaranty Capital Corporation
  • Citizen's Bank: at 841 West Main Street, branch established on 1975/05/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $233.0 mil, Deposits: $204.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • Whitney Bank: Ville Platte Branch at 233 West Main Street, branch established on 2004/10/15. Info updated 2011/06/14: Bank assets: $14,882.3 mil, Deposits: $11,630.0 mil, headquarters in New Orleans, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 189 total offices, Holding Company: Hancock Holding Company

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Ville Platte travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (62%)
  • Utility gas (38%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ville Platte city (based on Evangeline Parish data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.36%
Here73.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of GodChurches of ChristOther
Adherents78.2%18.5%1.2%1.1%1.1%
Congregations33.3%35.9%5.1%7.7%17.9%
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: 25
This county:

6.96 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Evangeline Parish:

1.39 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
This county:

3.06 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Evangeline Parish:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

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

11.1%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.2%
Louisiana:

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

12.2%
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
Financial Administration 1$5,486$65,8320$0
Other Government Administration 14$20,079$17,2112$2,365
Judicial and Legal 8$11,431$17,1475$2,712
Police Protection - Officers 27$43,142$19,1749$7,207
Firefighters 14$29,063$24,9110$0
Streets and Highways 12$38,253$38,2538$1,973
Sewerage 4$7,328$21,9842$1,173
Parks and Recreation 4$6,454$19,3623$193
Housing and Community Development(Local) 10$25,279$30,3353$2,413
Water Supply 7$9,728$16,6770$0
Gas Supply 7$39,657$67,9831$399
Totals for Government 108$235,900$26,21133$18,435

Ville Platte government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $1,123,000 ($152.77)
    Regular Highways: $370,000 ($50.33)
    Housing and Community Development: $369,000 ($50.20)
    Sewerage: $59,000 ($8.03)
    Parks and Recreation: $40,000 ($5.44)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $2,470,000 ($336.01)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,459,000 ($198.48)
    Police Protection: $1,051,000 ($142.97)
    Regular Highways: $623,000 ($84.75)
    Local Fire Protection: $621,000 ($84.48)
    Water Utilities: $599,000 ($81.49)
    Financial Administration: $541,000 ($73.60)
    Sewerage: $350,000 ($47.61)
    Parks and Recreation: $260,000 ($35.37)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $260,000 ($35.37)
    Central Staff Services: $140,000 ($19.05)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $109,000 ($14.83)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $279,000 ($37.95)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $146,000 ($19.86)
    Local Fire Protection: $21,000 ($2.86)
    Regular Highways: $17,000 ($2.31)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000 ($0.95)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($0.41)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000 ($0.27)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,254,000 ($306.62)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $33,000 ($4.49)

Ville Platte government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $819,000 ($111.41)
    Housing and Community Development: $412,000 ($56.05)
    All Other: $12,000 ($1.63)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,396,000 ($189.91)
    All Other: $170,000 ($23.13)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $182,000 ($24.76)
    Rents: $99,000 ($13.47)
    Fines and Forfeits: $73,000 ($9.93)
    Interest Earnings: $73,000 ($9.93)
    Sale of Property: $4,000 ($0.54)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $2,933,000 ($398.99)
    Water Utilities: $1,045,000 ($142.16)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $205,000 ($27.89)
    General Local Government Support: $69,000 ($9.39)
    Highways: $14,000 ($1.90)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,414,000 ($328.39)
    Property: $732,000 ($99.58)
    Public Utilities Sales: $463,000 ($62.98)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $368,000 ($50.06)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $23,000 ($3.13)
    Other License: $12,000 ($1.63)

Ville Platte government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,720,000 ($1322.27)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,735,000 ($1188.27)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $985,000 ($134.00)

Ville Platte government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $686,000 ($93.32)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,580,000 ($623.04)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,632,000 ($222.01)

5.66% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,531 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Louisiana average:

8.89%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from St. Landry Parish, LA  1.03% ($21,558 average AGI)
from Orleans Parish, LA  0.47% ($23,979)
from Lafayette Parish, LA  0.41% ($32,452)


5.18% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,877 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.18%
Louisiana average:

13.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to St. Landry Parish, LA  1.23% ($27,379 average AGI)
to Lafayette Parish, LA  0.66% ($26,791)
to Calcasieu Parish, LA  0.39% ($18,923)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ville Platte:

  • KVPI (1050 AM; 0 kW; VILLE PLATTE, LA; Owner: VILLE PLATTE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KDYS (1520 AM; 10 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJMJ (580 AM; 5 kW; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • KWDF (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; BALL, LA; Owner: BALL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KSLO (1230 AM; 1 kW; OPELOUSAS, LA; Owner: KSLO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KVOL (1330 AM; 5 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KEUN (1490 AM; 1 kW; EUNICE, LA; Owner: TRI-PARISH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ville Platte:

  • KVPI-FM (92.5 FM; VILLE PLATTE, LA; Owner: VILLE PLATTE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KZMZ (96.9 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSMB (94.5 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJJB (105.5 FM; EUNICE, LA; Owner: TRI-PARISH BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KRVS (88.7 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE)
  • KKST (98.7 FM; OAKDALE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBON (101.1 FM; MAMOU, LA; Owner: ROSE ANN MARX)
  • KRRV-FM (100.3 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAJN-FM (102.9 FM; CROWLEY, LA; Owner: RICE CAPITAL BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KRXE (105.9 FM; OPELOUSAS, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBXG (99.5 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNEK-FM (104.7 FM; WASHINGTON, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KQIS (102.1 FM; BASILE, LA; Owner: THIRD PARTNER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KEZP (104.3 FM; BUNKIE, LA; Owner: OWENSVILLE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KBEB-FM (106.7 FM; RAYNE, LA; Owner: BROADCAST PARTNERS, INC.)
  • KSJY (90.9 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ville Platte:

  • KLFY-TV (Channel 10; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KLFY, L.P.)
  • K50FI (Channel 50; OPELOUSAS, LA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • KLPB-TV (Channel 24; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KATC (Channel 3; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KATC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KADN (Channel 15; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KADN-15, INC.)
  • KALB-TV (Channel 5; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K69HD (Channel 69; CHURCH POINT, LA; Owner: GULF MANAGEMENT II, L.L.C.)
  • KPLC (Channel 7; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • K60GE (Channel 60; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KDCG-LP (Channel 22; OPELOUSAS, LA; Owner: ACADIANA CABLE ADVERTISING, INC.)
  • KAGN-LP (Channel 65; CROWLEY, LA; Owner: RICE CAPITAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KLAF-LP (Channel 62; OPELOUSAS, LA; Owner: WNTZ-48, INC.)
  • K67GL (Channel 67; BUNKIE, LA; Owner: WHITE KNIGHT B/CING. OF NATCHEZ LICENSE CORP.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Ville Platte, Louisiana:
  • Fatal accident count: 27
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 34
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 12
  • Fatalities: 27
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 56
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 6
Louisiana average:
  • Fatal accident count: 121
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 181
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 35
  • Fatalities: 132
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 316
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 21

See more detailed statistics of Ville Platte fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 7 meters (23ft)
Total average daily traffic: 25,100
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 15,060


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 54
  • Hazardous Condition: 14
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Ville Platte


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ville Platte, LA

Most common first names in Ville Platte, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Joseph14969.1 years
John9569.7 years
Mary8772.6 years
Marie7280.7 years
James6563.4 years
Louis3671.8 years
Edna3481.8 years
Charles3471.5 years
George3470.7 years
Adam3274.7 years
Most common last names in Ville Platte, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Fontenot99673.3 years
Soileau28677.3 years
Guillory27875.2 years
Vidrine25875.7 years
Lafleur20774.8 years
Ardoin19173.5 years
Deville12072.8 years
Ortego11375.1 years
Manuel10676.0 years
Thomas9567.4 years
Businesses in Ville Platte, LA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Nike2
Ace Hardware1Pizza Hut1
AutoZone1Popeyes1
Best Western1SONIC Drive-In1
Burger King1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
McDonald's1
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • John T. Deville, Jr. (2)
  • Angela Fontenot (1)
  • John Bourque (1)
  • Darrell Fontenot (1)

Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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