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Overview

Introduction to Mansfield, Louisiana

Mansfield, Louisiana, in De Soto county, is 33 miles S of Bossier City, Louisiana (center to center) and 185 miles NE of Houston, Texas.

Mansfield History

The city of Mansfield is the parish seat in De Soto Parish. It is located in the Shreveport - Bossier City metro area. The city has been witness to the Battle of Mansfield that took place in the year 1864. Even though the city faced difficulties in development, it recovered from its past injuries in the middle of the 19th century. Higher Education became prominent henceforth as several women’s colleges were built in the area.

Mansfield and nearby Attractions

  • Scarlett O'Hardy's Gone With the Wind Museum
  • Mansfield State Historic Site
  • Lake Bistineau State Park
  • Martin Creek Lake State Park
  • Sci - Port Discovery Center

Things To Do In Mansfield

The Scarlett O'Hardy's Gone With the Wind Museum displays memorabilia of the movie. Tourists can also take a look at the Mansfield State Historic Site that is spread across a large area displaying the Civil War exhibits. The Sci - Port Discovery Center is another place where tourists can spend their free hours. One can also plan a trip to the Lake Bistineau State Park and Martin Creek Lake State Park.

Mansfield Transportation

Air transport is available at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

Mansfield Higher Education

One can pursue higher education at Northwestern State University, Panola College, Southern University at Shreveport, and Wiley College.

People

Total Population 4,995
Male Share of the Population 46.9%
Female Share of the Population 53.1%
Senior Citizens 14.2%
Employed Population 16+ 1,659
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 27.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $32,431
% Above Poverty Level 58.7%
% Below Poverty Level 41.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 38.8%
Median Gross Rent $538
Median House Value $70,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 73.5%
US/American 0%
English 2.5%
Irish 1.8%

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

Mansfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles S of Bossier City, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 185 miles NE of Houston, Texas
County De Soto
Standard Zip Codes 71052
Phone Area Codes 318
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.037
Longitude -93.7

Mansfield 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 LOGANSPORT 4 ENE
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 57 F
Apr Temp 52 to 77 F
Jul Temp 71 to 94 F
Oct Temp 52 to 79 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches
Station CENTER
Distance 31.9 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 57 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 94 F
Oct Temp 53 to 79 F
Annual Precip 53 inches
Station ASHLAND
Distance 34.4 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 56 F
Apr Temp 50 to 76 F
Jul Temp 70 to 93 F
Oct Temp 51 to 78 F
Annual Precip 54.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Converse 412 $44,375
Grand Cane 273 $57,222
Logansport 1,937 $37,697
Longstreet 99 $46,250
Pleasant Hill 704 $53,125
Stonewall 2,236 $83,125

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

Mansfield Public Libraries

Library
Desoto Parish Library
109 CROSBY STREET
Mansfield, Louisiana
(318) 872-6100

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Mansfield Hospitals

DESOTO REGIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM
(Proprietary)
207 JEFFERSON STREET
(318) 872-4610
Emergency Service: Yes

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Mansfield High Schools

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MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
401 KINGS HIGHWAY
318-872-0793
Serves 480 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.3

DESOTO ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
2269 WHALEY STREET
318-871-0493
A Non-traditional School
Serves 46 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.7

Mansfield Colleges

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