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The City of Leesville had a population of 6,805 as of July 1, 2016. Leesville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Leesville is located at latitude 31.1397 and longitude -93.2752 in Vernon Parish. 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. Vernon Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 256 feet.

The City of Leesville (GNIS ID: 2404908) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Leesville is located within Parish Governing Authority District 9, a minor civil division (MCD) of Vernon Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Leesville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Leesville, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,805
Population in Households 6,667
Population in Familes 4,939
Population in Group Qrtrs 138
Population Density1 1,216
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 2,795
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 1,570
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,173 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,116 (35.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,680 (52.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 378 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $88,713
Average Home Value $117,092


Median Household Income $37,116
Average Household Income $49,626
Per Capita Income $21,294
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.46% -0.25%
Households 0.27% -0.36%
Families -0.2% -0.61%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   1.36%
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 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 116 76th
Diversity Index2 # 15 97th
Median Household Income # 278 42nd
Per Capita Income # 242 49th

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