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Blanchard, Louisiana

Blanchard, Louisiana
Town
Motto: "Reach out and grab your future...It's all in Blanchard"[1]
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Caddo
Elevation 223 ft (68 m)
Coordinates
Area 4.0 sq mi (10.4 km2)
 - land 4.0 sq mi (10 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 2,899 (2010)
Density 724.8 / sq mi (279.8 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 318
Location in Caddo Parish and the state of Louisiana.
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Website: .us.townofblanchardwww

Blanchard is a town in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 2,899 at the 2010 census.[2] It is part of the ShreveportBossier City Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Notable people 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

Blanchard was likely named for Newton C. Blanchard, a United States Representative, Senator, and the 33rd Governor of Louisiana.[3]

Geography

Blanchard is located at (32.586762, -93.887590).[4] Louisiana Highway 173 passes through the town as Main Street. Downtown Shreveport is 10 miles (16 km) to the southeast.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.3 km2), all of it land.[2]

Demographics

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 2,682 people, 787 households, and 602 families residing in the town. The population density was 849.0 people per square mile (328.4/km²). There were 813 housing units at an average density of 336.7 per square mile (130.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.32% White, 2.93% African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.

There were 787 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.8% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.4% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.02.

26.8% of the population is under the age of 18, 6.9% are ages 18 to 24, 28.0% are ages 25 to 44, 23.8% are ages 45 to 64, and 14.6% are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $44,750, and the median income for a family was $58,047. Males had a median income of $41,161 versus $26,161 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,391. About 2.8% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 13.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

  • Lindsey Evans, former Miss Teen Louisiana 2008; "Miss October 2009" Playmate for Playboy
  • Hal Sutton, professional golfer
  • Ollie Tyler, former Caddo Parish school superintendent and interim Louisiana State Education Superintendent; Shreveport mayor, born in Blanchard in 1945

References

  1. ^ "Town of Blanchard, Louisiana". Town of Blanchard, Louisiana. Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Blanchard town, Louisiana". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ Leeper, Clare D'Artois (19 October 2012). Louisiana Place Names: Popular, Unusual, and Forgotten Stories of Towns, Cities, Plantations, Bayous, and Even Some Cemeteries. LSU Press. p. 41.  
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder".  

External links

  • Town of Blanchard official website
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