Introduction to Bogalusa, Louisiana

Bogalusa, Louisiana, in Washington county, is 53 miles NW of Gulfport, Mississippi (center to center) and 59 miles N of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Bogalusa History

In 1906, the Great Southern Lumber Company mill was opened and a city was built around it for the workers. William H. Sullivan was town boss while the city was being built. Due to its rapid construction it was then called Magic City. On July 4, 1914, Bogalusa was incorporated as a city. It was Deacons for Defense and Justice’s center of activity in the mid - 1960s.

Bogalusa and nearby Attractions

  • Collinswood School Museum
  • Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum
  • Fairview - Riverside State Park
  • Bogalusa Country Club
  • Buccaneer State Park

Things To Do In Bogalusa

Once in the city, you can visit the local churches like Superior Avenue Baptist Church, Annunciation Catholic Church, Antioch Holiness Church of Christ, and Memorial Baptist Church. You may also take a trip to the museums like Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum and UCM Museum. The parks like Fairview - Riverside State Park, Buccaneer State Park, and Percy Quin State Park offer facilities for fishing, swimming, and camping. They also includes play grounds and scenic trails.

Bogalusa Transportation

Stennis International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Bogalusa Higher Education

Louisiana Technical College - Sullivian Campus is the local college. Apart from that, higher education can also be availed from Pearl River Community College and Southeastern Louisiana University.


Total Population 12,006
Male Share of the Population 43.7%
Female Share of the Population 56.3%
Senior Citizens 15.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,281
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 35.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.9%
Median Earnings25+ $24,215
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,214
Median Earnings With High School Degree $16,776


Median Family Income $32,147
% Above Poverty Level 63.2%
% Below Poverty Level 36.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 35.4%
Median Gross Rent $565
Median House Value $65,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 59.7%
US/American 0%
English 7.8%
Irish 6.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bogalusa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 53 miles NW of Gulfport, Mississippi (center to center)
Nearest Large City 59 miles N of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Washington
Standard Zip Codes 70427
P.O. Box Zip Codes 70429
Phone Area Codes 985
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.79
Longitude -89.848

Bogalusa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 1.2 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 60 F
Apr Temp 54 to 78 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 54 to 80 F
Annual Precip 64 inches
Distance 18.2 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 60 F
Apr Temp 54 to 77 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 55 to 80 F
Annual Precip 63.1 inches
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 61 F
Apr Temp 54 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 55 to 80 F
Annual Precip 63.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Bogalusa, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Lees Creek (70427)

Mitch (70427)

Mitchell City (70427)

Plainview (70427)

Rio (70427)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Abita Springs 2,529 $81,100
Angie 252 $63,750
Folsom 697 $47,857
Franklinton 3,793 $34,661
Sun 323 $39,688
Varnado 355 $32,143

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bogalusa Hospitals

(Government - State)
(985) 735-1322
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 783 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

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Student/teacher ratio: 1.8

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