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Ville Platte is in Evangeline Parish.

It is the parish seat.

The community name means flat town in French.

The latitude of Ville Platte is 30.687N. The longitude is -92.271W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 72 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,297.


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Median household income
Local
$12,917
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ville Platte demographic reports
Local festivals include:
  • Cotton Festival & Tournoi - Oct. 9-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Ville Platte web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Chicot State Park, Louisiana State Arboretum
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 Ville Platte demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Evangeline 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 70586 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

2% of Ville Platte residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ville Platte ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ville Platte was $9,672, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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12% of Ville Platte residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Ville Platte, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $167.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $597.


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Libraries in Ville Platte include Evangeline Parish Library ... View libraries

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Evangeline Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ville Platte political report.

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The average commute time for Ville Platte workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Ville Platte include Best Western Ville Platte.

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