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DeRidder is in Beauregard Parish. (The community straddles Beauregard and Vernon parishes; ePodunk links to the parish with the greater share of population.)

It is the parish seat.

The community was named for Ella De Ridder, sister-in-law of railroad investor Jan De Goeijen

The latitude of DeRidder is 30.846N. The longitude is -93.288W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 203 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,758.


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Median household income
Local
$31,952
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our DeRidder demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 21. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.1 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Louisiana Doll Festival - June 8-10, 2007
Dates often change. Check DeRidder web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about DeRidder demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Beauregard Parish economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 70634 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

8% of DeRidder residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the DeRidder ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in DeRidder was $16,996, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

22% of DeRidder residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in DeRidder, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $311.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $698.


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Libraries in DeRidder include Beauregard Parish Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in DeRidder include Beauregard Daily News

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Beauregard Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our DeRidder political report.

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The average commute time for DeRidder workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in DeRidder include Deridder Inn.

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