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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.
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.
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.
22% of DeRidder residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in DeRidder, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $311. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $698.
Libraries in DeRidder include Beauregard Parish Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in DeRidder include Beauregard Daily News
Beauregard Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our DeRidder political report.
The average commute time for DeRidder workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in DeRidder include Deridder Inn.
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