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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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$23,864
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Leesville demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 64. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 9.9 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Mardi Gras Parade - Feb. 17, 2007
Dates often change. Check Leesville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Museum of West Louisiana
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Leesville was $14,360, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

13% of Leesville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Leesville festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Leesville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $278.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $679.


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Libraries in Leesville include Paul Laurence Dunbar Branch, Vernon Parish Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Leesville include Leesville Leader

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Politics

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

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The average commute time for Leesville workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Leesville include Best Western Stagecoach Inn, Booker Lewis House, Days Inn Leesville.

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