Provencal, Louisiana

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Provencal, Louisiana

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High Points

Provencal strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Louisiana):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Provencal Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 6% Provencal Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Provencal, Louisiana

Comparing Provencal to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Louisiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Female Share of the Population 8 6
Racial Diversity 5 1
Well-Paid Single Women 4 8
Senior Citizens 3 4
Male Share of the Population 3 5
Well-Paid Single Men 3 7
Age of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 7 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 10
College Educated Adults 3 4
People in Middle Class or Better 3 7
Median Family Income 2 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Short Commute Times 3 4
Working at Home 2 3
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 3
Housing Recently Built 9 9
Affordability of Rents 8 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
People Living Alone 5 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2

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Provencal Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 67 miles SE of Bossier City, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 183 miles NE of Houston, Texas
County Natchitoches
Standard Zip Codes 71468
Phone Area Codes 337
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.652
Longitude -93.201

Provencal Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 57 F
Apr Temp 53 to 77 F
Jul Temp 74 to 93 F
Oct Temp 54 to 79 F
Annual Precip 54.9 inches
Distance 30.1 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 57 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 70 to 93 F
Oct Temp 51 to 79 F
Annual Precip 51.2 inches
Station BOYCE 3 WNW
Distance 34.2 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 57 F
Apr Temp 56 to 77 F
Jul Temp 73 to 92 F
Oct Temp 57 to 79 F
Annual Precip 59.7 inches
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Provencal Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 708 100%
Male 331 46.8%
Female 377 53.2%
Under 18 212 29.9%
18+ 496 70.1%
65+ 87 12.3%
Median Age 30
Average Family Size 3.12
White 691 97.6%
African-American 3 0.4%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 1.1%
Other 2 0.3%
Mixed Race 4 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 1.3%

Estimated Provencal Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 704
Growth -4
Growth % -0.6%

Provencal Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 51.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.9%
Irish 10.2%
French (except Basque) 8.1%
English 3%
European 1.4%
British 0.8%
German 0.8%
Italian 0.8%
Welsh 0.8%
Scottish 0.8%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bellwood (71468)
Kisatchie (71468)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Provencal 708 $32,625
Campti 1,057 $15,781
Clarence 516 $25,694
Natchez 583 $19,643
Natchitoches 17,865 $30,396
Powhatan 141 $17,250
Robeline 183 $24,583
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