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Overview

Introduction to Lake Providence, Louisiana

Lake Providence, Louisiana is 58 miles E of Monroe, Louisiana (center to center) and 174 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee. It is in East Carroll county. The population of the town is 5,104.

Lake Providence History

Lake Providence is the parish seat of East Carroll Parish, which was organized in 1877. The African Americans were not allowed to vote in Lake Providence until 1962. It was under a provision stated in the Civil Rights Act of 1960, the District Judge Edwin Ford Hunter, Jr registered around 24 African Americans to vote.

Lake Providence and nearby Attractions

  • Lake Providence Historic District
  • Cairo Museum
  • Louisiana State Cotton Museum
  • Lake Providence Residential Street Historic District

Things To Do In Lake Providence

Louisiana State Cotton Museum and Cairo Museum attract a number of history and museum lovers. There are parks that come with various recreational facilities. One can also visit the Lake Providence Historic District as well as the Lake Providence Residential Street Historic District. The tourists can also enjoy a walk by the Mississippi river.

Lake Providence Transportation

The nearest airport is the Mid Delta Regional Airport.

Lake Providence Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at Delta State University, Mississippi College, Hinds Community College, and University of Louisiana at Monroe.

People

Total Population 3,830
Male Share of the Population 46.5%
Female Share of the Population 53.5%
Senior Citizens 13.6%
Employed Population 16+ 1,200
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 28%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.1%
Median Earnings25+ $17,971
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,064
Median Earnings With High School Degree $18,465

Wealth

Median Family Income $25,224
% Above Poverty Level 46.6%
% Below Poverty Level 53.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 11 minutes
% Working from Home 5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 36.3%
Median Gross Rent $466
Median House Value $44,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 74.8%
US/American 0%
English 0.7%
Irish 2.4%

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

Lake Providence Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 58 miles E of Monroe, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 174 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee
County East Carroll
Standard Zip Codes 71254
Phone Area Codes 318
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.804
Longitude -91.17

Lake Providence Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station LAKE PROVIDENCE
Distance 0.3 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 52 F
Apr Temp 53 to 74 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 54 to 77 F
Annual Precip 59.1 inches
Station ONWARD
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 54 F
Apr Temp 53 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 52 to 77 F
Annual Precip 57.8 inches
Station VICKSBURG MILITARY PARK
Distance 36.5 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 59 F
Apr Temp 52 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 54 to 79 F
Annual Precip 57.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Gassoway (71254)

Hollybrook (71254)

Millikin (71254)

Shelburn (71254)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Epps 1,221 $31,250
Forest 301 $59,375
Kilbourne 427 $49,375
Oak Grove 1,497 $43,875
Pioneer 163 $41,875

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

Lake Providence Public Libraries

Library
East Carroll Parish Library
109 SPARROW STREET
Lake Providence, Louisiana
(318) 559-2615
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Lake Providence Hospitals

EAST CARROLL PARISH HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
226 NORTH HOOD STREET
(318) 559-4023
Emergency Service: Yes

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Lake Providence High Schools

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LAKE PROVIDENCE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
700 MARTIN LUTHER KING DRIVE
318-559-1984
A Title I School.
Serves 333 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

MONTICELLO HIGH SCHOOL
1046 HIGHWAY 577
318-552-6366
A Title I School.
Serves 152 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.2

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