Vernon Parish Profile
Facts and Figures ~ Vernon Parish, Louisiana
There are six incorporated communities in Vernon Parish: Anacoco, Hornbeck, Leesville, New Llano, Rosepine and Simpson.
Location ………………………. 31.10798 N, 93.18645 W
Vernon parish’s total area of 1,342 square miles is compromised of 1,328 square miles of it is land and 13 square miles of water, making the total area 0.98% water.
Population: (2010 Census)
Households: (based on 2010 Census)
2010 Average Household Size:
Est. Median Family Household Income: $42,322
Per Capita Income: $14,036
About 16.2% of the population were below the poverty line.
As of the census of 2010, there were 52,334 people residing in the parish. The population density was 39.4 people per square mile (15/km²). The racial makeup of the parish was 75.70% White, 14.2% Black or African American, 1.4% Native American, 1.8% Asian, 0.50% Pacific Islander, and 4.1% from two or more races. 7.2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
In the parish the population was spread out with 9.2% under 5 years of age, 27.7% under the age of 18, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. Vernon parish residents are 48.8% female and 51.2% male.
Vernon Parish has a semi-tropical climate that allows us to enjoy a complete seasonal cycle with pleasant spring and fall seasons. Winter months are usually mild with cold spells of short duration, and an average temperature for January of 49 degrees. Summer months are quite warm with an average temperature for July being 83 degrees.
Entertainment, Recreation & Leisure
(Parks & Recreation - Golf Courses - Galleries & Museums - Fort Polk - Libraries - Tourist Attractions - Fairs & Festivals)
For a complete listing of Area Attractions, Fairs and Festivals and more in Vernon Parish, contact the Vernon Parish Tourism Commission at (337) 238-0783, Toll Free (800) 349-6287, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at venturevernon.com. The city has compiled a list of city parks HERE.
- Public Boat Launches and Campsites
- Guided Canoe Tours
- Hunting, Fishing and Hiking
- Two Golf Courses
- Off Highway Vehicles/Horses
- Dirt Track Racing
- Fort Polk Military Museums
- Gallery One Ellleven - Art Gallery
- Vernon Parish Community Orchestra
- Six-Screen Cineplex Theatre
- Bowling Alley
- Skating Rink
- Health Clubs
- Covered Pro-Rodeo Arena
- Pools, Parks and Playgrounds
With the abundance of trees in Vernon Parish, a nature-lover can walk through the many forested areas to his heart’s delight. Any water-sports enthusiast can find fun at Vernon Lake, Anacoco Lake or Toledo Bend Reservoir known for world-famous bass fishing, with 1,200 miles of shoreland. Kisatchie National Forest is teeming with serenity at Little Cypress Pond, Fullerton Lake or Kisatchie Hills Wilderness Areas. History buffs can browse through the Museum of West Louisiana on South 3rd Street in Leesville, then stroll up Main Street to the historical Vernon Parish Courthouse.
The City of Leesville Main Street Program is a certified Main Street with the National Trust of Historic Preservation. The Main Street District boundaries are from South 171 (6th Street) to First Street and from Mechanic to University Parkway (HWY 467).
The Main Street program encourages revitalization through economic stability. It is composed of four committees: Design, Organization, Promotions, and Economic Development. These four committees work together to encourage stability and economic growth by bringing merchants and consumers into the Main Street District.
To learn more about the Main Street Program, you may call 337-239-2444 EXT 9.