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Leesville is in Vernon Parish, in the Fort Polk South metro area.
It is the parish seat.
The community was named for Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
The latitude of Leesville is 31.143N. The longitude is -93.26W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 253 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,432.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Leesville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Vernon 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 71461 ZIP code.
10% of Leesville residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Leesville ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Leesville was $14,360, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Leesville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Leesville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $278. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $679.
Libraries in Leesville include Paul Laurence Dunbar Branch, Vernon Parish Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Leesville include Leesville Leader
Vernon Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Leesville political report.
The average commute time for Leesville workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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