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Leesville, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Leesville is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Vernon Parish at latitude 31.1397 and longitude -93.2752. Vernon Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 256 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Leesville, but most people and references simply refer to it as Leesville, Louisiana.

The P1 Census Class Code for Leesville indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Leesville (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

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Leesville, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 6,624
Population in Households 6,487
Population in Familes 4,799
Population in Group Qrtrs 137
Population Density1 1,184
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 2,774
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 1,559
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,131 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,180 (37.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,594 (50.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 357 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $120,607
Average Home Value $150,233


Median Household Income $36,230
Average Household Income $47,642
Per Capita Income $20,634
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.04% 0.65%
Households 0.22% 0.75%
Families -0.46% 0.51%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Leesville, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Leesville to the other 473 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 93 81st
Population Density1 # 121 75th
Diversity Index2 # 19 96th
Median Household Income # 284 40th
Per Capita Income # 226 52nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.