Ville Platte, Louisiana

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Population in 2019: 7,033 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: -13.7%
 
Males: 3,406  (48.4%)
Females: 3,627  (51.6%)
Median resident age:

34.9 years
Louisiana median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 70586.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $20,252 (it was $12,917 in 2000)
Ville Platte:

$20,252
LA:

$51,073

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $14,558 (it was $9,672 in 2000)

Ville Platte city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $77,134 (it was $46,200 in 2000)
Ville Platte:

$77,134
LA:

$172,100

Median gross rent in 2019: $570.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ville Platte: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 41.4%
(31.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.2% for Black residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 60.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Ville Platte, LA (2019)
    • 4,41261.8%Black alone
    • 2,64137.0%White alone
    • 430.6%Two or more races
    • 180.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 170.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists, there were 78 registered sex offenders living in Ville Platte, Louisiana as of January 23, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ville Platte is 95 to 1.


Crime rates in Ville Platte by year

Type

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(13.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
23
(317.0)
5
(69.1)
5
(69.0)
7
(98.2)
9
(128.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
39
(537.6)
16
(221.2)
35
(483.2)
3
(42.1)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
165
(2,274)
96
(1,327)
91
(1,256)
139
(1,950)
112
(1,593)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
289
(3,983)
361
(4,990)
379
(5,232)
409
(5,736)
282
(4,012)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
13
(179.2)
3
(41.5)
19
(262.3)
18
(252.5)
16
(227.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index546.5360.8435.5452.0328.6

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Ville Platte, LA

Crime rate in Ville Platte detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 26 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.51
Louisiana average:

3.01
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Ancestries: French (20.4%), French Canadian (2.3%), American (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1858

Elevation: 72 feet

Land area: 3.06 square miles.

Population density: 2,302 people per square mile   (low).

Ville Platte, Louisiana map

15 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.2%
Louisiana:

2.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $205 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $212 (0.3%)

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 )

Latitude: 30.69 N, Longitude: 92.28 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,662 (+23.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,135 (50.3%)

Area code: 337

Distribution of median household income in Ville Platte, LA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Ville Platte, LA in 2019
Ville Platte satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $469,900
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $469,900
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $81,000
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $350,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Ville Platte, LA residents
Average permit cost in Ville Platte, LA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.5%
Louisiana:

8.1%
Most common industries in Ville Platte, LA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (16.4%)
  • Educational services (14.8%)
  • Public administration (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Construction (4.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
  • Apparel (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (10.9%)
  • Health care (10.8%)
  • Construction (9.7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (7.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.4%)
  • Educational services (18.3%)
  • Public administration (8.9%)
  • Apparel (8.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Social assistance (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Ville Platte, LA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.6%)
  • Cashiers (7.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.3%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.1%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (3.1%)
  • Cashiers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (12.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (11.7%)
  • Cashiers (10.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)

Average climate in Ville Platte, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ville Platte-area historical tornado activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 69% 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 above Louisiana state average. It is 37% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/17/2012 at 08:12:00, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 150.3 miles away from Ville Platte center
On 9/2/2013 at 23:51:15, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 152.6 miles away from Ville Platte center
On 9/2/2013 at 21:52:38, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 159.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 460.5 miles away from Ville Platte center
On 1/25/2013 at 07:01:19, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 143.8 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 298.5 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 Evangeline Parish (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Fire: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ville Platte topographic map

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Ville Platte:

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

Airports and heliports located in Ville Platte:

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

  • Acadiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus (about 36 miles; Lafayette, LA; Full-time enrollment: 2,378)
  • South Louisiana Community College (about 36 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 2,519)
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette (about 37 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 14,493)
  • SOWELA Technical Community College (about 63 miles; Lake Charles, LA; FT enrollment: 2,160)
  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (about 66 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 27,321)
  • Southern University and A & M College (about 66 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 5,837)
  • McNeese State University (about 67 miles; Lake Charles, LA; FT enrollment: 7,444)

Public high schools in Ville Platte:

Private high schools in Ville Platte:

  • SACRED HEART HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 201, Location: 114 TROJAN LN, Grades: 9-12)
  • CHRISTIAN HERITAGE ACADEMY (Students: 66, Location: 607 PROSPER ST, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Ville Platte:

Private elementary/middle school in Ville Platte:

  • SACRED HEART SCHOOL (Students: 528, Location: 532 E MAIN ST, Grades: KG-8)
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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)

Points of interest:

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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

Main business address in Ville Platte: CITIZENS BANCSHARES INC /LA/ (A). Display/hide its location 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).

Birthplace of: Danny Ardoin - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Colorado Rockies, born: Jul 8, 1974), Eric LaFleur - Politician, T. Ashton Thompson - Louisiana politician.

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:

CITY OF VILLE PLATTE WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 16,938, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-16-2009), St Public Notif received (FEB-16-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-16-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-16-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-07-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-07-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUL-11-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-11-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
EAST SIDE WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 3,792, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-12-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-12-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-07-2009), St Public Notif received (DEC-07-2009), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-07-2014), St Site Visit (enforcement) (MAY-02-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In DEC-04-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-17-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-17-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-23-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-07-2014), St Site Visit (enforcement) (MAY-02-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-05-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-05-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-07-2014), St Site Visit (enforcement) (MAY-02-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-05-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-05-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-07-2014), St Site Visit (enforcement) (MAY-02-2014)
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In DEC-21-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-01-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-07-2014), St Site Visit (enforcement) (MAY-02-2014)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One other older monitoring violation
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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Ville Platte:

Marital status in Ville Platte, LA
  • Never married: 40.8%
  • Now married: 31.0%
  • Separated: 8.9%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

For population 25 years and over in Ville Platte:

  • High school or higher: 70.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 15.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.9
Louisiana average:

11.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Ville Platte
Presidential Elections Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic19,65611
Evangelical Protestant5,75428
Black Protestant4423
Mainline Protestant483
Other21
None8,082-
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: 25
Here:

6.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Here:

3.06 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

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

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.1%
State:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.2%
Louisiana:

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

12.2%
State:

13.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Ville Platte:

45.7%
Louisiana:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

41.5%
State:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Ville Platte:

30.8
Louisiana:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.9%
Louisiana:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

14.3%
Louisiana:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

36.5%
Louisiana:

34.5%

General health condition:
Here:

50.1%
State:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

83.8%
Louisiana:

80.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ville Platte, LA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2018)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 22$58,789$32,0670$0
Other Government Administration 19$35,794$22,6073$859
Judicial and Legal 12$34,346$34,3461$585
Firefighters 12$37,718$37,7184$2,022
Streets and Highways 8$15,750$23,62510$11,331
Housing and Community Development (Local) 8$28,167$42,25111$8,238
Gas Supply 5$10,956$26,2944$4,037
Parks and Recreation 5$10,341$24,8186$4,949
Water Supply 4$11,131$33,3932$1,515
Police - Other 4$8,191$24,57317$20,398
Financial Administration 3$15,243$60,9722$3,060
Sewerage 2$5,259$31,5546$8,503
Fire - Other 1$2,046$24,5520$0
Totals for Government 105$273,731$31,28466$65,495

Ville Platte government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $619,000 ($88.01)
    Water Utilities: $417,000 ($59.29)
    Housing and Community Development: $312,000 ($44.36)
    Gas Utilities: $213,000 ($30.29)
  • Current Operations - Housing and Community Development: $2,344,000 ($333.29)
    Police Protection: $2,062,000 ($293.19)
    Gas Utilities: $1,505,000 ($213.99)
    Water Utilities: $1,230,000 ($174.89)
    Local Fire Protection: $953,000 ($135.50)
    Regular Highways: $931,000 ($132.38)
    General - Other: $606,000 ($86.17)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $585,000 ($83.18)
    Sewerage: $564,000 ($80.19)
    Central Staff Services: $460,000 ($65.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $312,000 ($44.36)
    Financial Administration: $157,000 ($22.32)
    Health - Other: $60,000 ($8.53)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $28,000 ($3.98)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $140,000 ($19.91)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $112,000 ($15.92)
    Water Utilities: $75,000 ($10.66)
    Gas Utilities: $39,000 ($5.55)
    Police Protection: $13,000 ($1.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000 ($1.56)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,735,000 ($388.88)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $23,000 ($3.27)

Ville Platte government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $817,000 ($116.17)
    Housing and Community Development: $489,000 ($69.53)
    Other: $137,000 ($19.48)
    Parks and Recreation: $54,000 ($7.68)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,987,000 ($282.53)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $4,000 ($0.57)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $258,000 ($36.68)
    General Revenue - Other: $163,000 ($23.18)
    Interest Earnings: $23,000 ($3.27)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $1,679,000 ($238.73)
    Water Utilities: $1,391,000 ($197.78)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $83,000 ($11.80)
    Water Utilities: $66,000 ($9.38)
    Health and Hospitals: $5,000 ($0.71)
    Highways: $1,000 ($0.14)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,574,000 ($365.99)
    Property: $1,377,000 ($195.79)
    Public Utilities Sales: $419,000 ($59.58)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $407,000 ($57.87)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $18,000 ($2.56)
    Other License: $15,000 ($2.13)
    Other Selective Sales: $8,000 ($1.14)

Ville Platte government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,980,000 ($565.90)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,979,000 ($423.57)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,001,000 ($142.33)

Ville Platte government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,439,000 ($488.98)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $929,000 ($132.09)

3.94% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,748 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.94%
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. Landry Parish, LA  1.09% ($33,826 average AGI)
from Lafayette Parish, LA  0.42% ($32,227)
from Acadia Parish, LA  0.34% ($31,556)
Businesses in Ville Platte, LA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
Ace Hardware1Nike2
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Best Western1Popeyes1
Burger King1SONIC Drive-In1
Ford1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1

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.)
Ville Platte fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Ville Platte fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 27Number of bridges
  • 180ft / 55.3mTotal length
  • $2,886,000Total costs
  • 219,970Total average daily traffic
  • 5,647Total average daily truck traffic
  • 132,434Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Ville Platte, LA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 81960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ville Platte, LA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ville Platte)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Ville Platte, LA)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ville Platte)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: JOEY A FONTENOT QUICKSILVER SPORT 2S (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 390D, N390D, N-390D, Serial Number: 103120172S, Certificate Issue Date: 12/22/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Joey A Fontenot, 1268 Majic Rd, Ville Platte, LA 70586
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-602 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-65AG (1300 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 392TM, N392TM, N-392TM, Serial Number: 602-1179, Year manufactured: 2009, Airworthiness Date: 11/30/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, 1082 Airport Rd, Ville Platte, LA 70586
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-602 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W PT6A SER (750 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 653LA, N653LA, N-653LA, Serial Number: 602-0653, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 06/20/2002, Certificate Issue Date: 02/04/2015
    Registrant (Corporation): Central Farmers Cooperative Dba, 1082 Airport Rd, Ville Platte, LA 70586
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 120 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 72544, N72544, N-72544, Serial Number: 9714, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 01/29/1980, Certificate Issue Date: 05/18/2001
    Registrant (Individual): Rickey D Fontenot, 3042 Cemetary Rd, Ville Platte, LA 70586
  • Aircraft: LOZIER PAUL G CHALLENGER II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7747D, N7747D, N-7747D, Serial Number: CH20484 0 0105, Year manufactured: 1993, Airworthiness Date: 10/27/1993, Certificate Issue Date: 05/16/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Brett Guillory, 1487 Rollins Rd, Ville Platte, LA 70586
  • Aircraft: AERYON LABS INC SKY RANGER (Category: Land, Engines: 4), Engine: Electric
    N-Number: 337CF, N337CF, N-337CF, Serial Number: SKR-000001-00-US0038323, Certificate Issue Date: 11/18/2016
    Registrant (LLC): Assured Solutions LLC, 2177 Cemetary Rd, Ville Platte, LA 70586
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 02/28/2020

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 59. The highest number of fires - 121 took place in 2011, and the least - 1 in 2007. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Ville Platte, LA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (41.1%), and Outside Fires (37.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ville Platte, LA
    • 41141.1%Structure Fires
    • 37937.9%Outside Fires
    • 16416.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 474.7%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ville Platte, LA
  • 60.3%Electricity
  • 36.3%Utility gas
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ville Platte, LA
  • 82.9%Electricity
  • 16.0%Utility gas
  • 1.1%No fuel used


Ville Platte compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Ville Platte on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people born in the same U.S. state as the city (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: health care and social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest household incomes disparities (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: real estate and rental and leasing (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least cars per house, population 5,000+"
  • #23 (70586) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of French first ancestries"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
There are 4 pilots and 9 other airmen in this city.
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  • Angela Fontenot (1)
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