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The City of Leesville had a population of 6,466 as of July 1, 2017. Leesville ranks in the upper quartile for 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, 2017.

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Leesville, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,466
Daytime Population: Workers 8,160
Daytime Population: Residents 3,686
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,846
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.83
Population in Households 6,328
Population in Familes 4,674
Population in Group Qrtrs 138
Population Density2 1,156
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $36,146
Average Household Income $49,676
Per Capita Income $21,286


Total Housing Units 3,134 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,067 (34.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,583 (50.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 485 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $94,444
Average Home Value $122,191


Total Households 2,649
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 1,484
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.31% -1.11%
Households -0.5% -1.25%
Families -0.95% -1.5%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   1.86%

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, 2017 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 # 94 80th
Population Density # 124 74th
Diversity Index # 17 97th
Median Household Income # 302 36th
Per Capita Income # 266 44th

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