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Minden is in Webster Parish.

It is the parish seat.

The community was named after city in Germany

The latitude of Minden is 32.615N. The longitude is -93.286W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 253 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 13,313.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$24,175
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Minden demographic reports
One of the most demanding years in Minden history was 1933, when fire destroyed a large part of the commercial district, two banks failed and a tornado destroyed many local structures
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 37. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 2.8 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2007 movie, "Premonition"
Well-known residents have included:
· "Sweet Lou" Dunbar, Harlem Globetrotter
· Gene Austin, singer ("My Blue Heaven")
Historic sites and museums: Germantown Colony
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.)
Record low: The state's lowest temperature on record was reported here on Feb. 13, 1899, at -16 degrees

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Minden demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Webster Parish economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Shreveport area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 71073 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

5% of Minden residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Minden ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Minden was $14,114, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of Minden residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Minden, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $237.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $617.


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Libraries in Minden include Webster Parish Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Minden include Minden Press-Herald

TV stations in Minden include KPXJ.

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

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The average commute time for Minden workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Minden between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 5.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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Hotels in Minden include Best Western, Holiday Inn Express.

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Minden, LA

Pros: Quiet - good for old people...

Cons: Everything...

This is a good place to Veg out in your living room watching old movies and then run off and drink margaritas @ Nicky's...

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