Logansport

Logansport

[loh-guhnz-pawrt, -pohrt]
Logansport, city (1990 pop. 16,812), seat of Cass co., N central Ind., at the confluence of the Wabash and the Eel rivers; inc. 1838. In a fertile farm area, it has diversified manufacturing, including pork products, power equipment, building materials, electronic controls, motor vehicle parts, and animal feeds.

Logansport is a town in De Soto Parish adjacent to the Sabine River in northwestern Louisiana, United States. The population was 1,630 at the 2000 census. It is part of the ShreveportBossier City Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Logansport is located at (31.974785, -93.997471). According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.7 km²), of which, 3.2 square miles (8.3 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (4.45%) is water.

The Logansport riverfront is a welcoming entrance off U.S. Highway 84 into Louisiana from Texas. It has a terraced landscape, veteran's memorial, walking paths, gazebo, picnic tables, and a pavilion.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,630 people, 656 households, and 440 families residing in the town. The population density was 506.4 people per square mile (195.4/km²). There were 787 housing units at an average density of 244.5/sq mi (94.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 57.42% White, 41.17% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.10% of the population.

There were 656 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.0% were married couples living together, 20.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the town the population was spread out with 31.9% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 82.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $22,546, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $31,339 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,695. About 28.0% of families and 31.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 43.9% of those under age 18 and 27.1% of those age 65 or over.

Economy

Georgia Pacific, the largest employer in Logansport, is closing its local plywood operation. The decision is expected to cause serious economic woes in the community.

Media

Logansport is home to one radio station, KORI-FM, although the station is actually licensed to Mansfield, LA The station was originally put on the air on May 10, 1993 by General Manager, Gene Fields of Toledo Broadcasting Corporation. The station was sold to Metropolitan Radio Group in 1997.

Logansport has one newspaper

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