Sarepta, Louisiana

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Sarepta, Louisiana

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High Points

Sarepta 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 Sarepta Affordability of Property Taxes
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 8% Sarepta People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 8% Sarepta Low Rate of Poverty
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Sarepta Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Sarepta, Louisiana

Comparing Sarepta 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
Senior Citizens 7 9
Racial Diversity 7 2
Female Share of the Population 7 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 3
Age of the Population 4 8
Well-Paid Single Women 4 8
Male Share of the Population 4 6
Well-Paid Single Men 4 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 6 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 8
People in Middle Class or Better 6 10
People Above Poverty 6 10
Median Family Income 5 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Short Commute Times 5 5
Working at Home 4 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 4
Affordability of Rents 8 6
Housing Recently Built 7 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
People Living Alone 4 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Sarepta Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles NE of Shreveport, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 194 miles E of Dallas, Texas
County Webster
Metro Area Shreveport - Bossier City
Standard Zip Codes 71071
Phone Area Codes 318
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.892
Longitude -93.448

Sarepta Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 55 F
Apr Temp 49 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 51 to 77 F
Annual Precip 53 inches
Distance 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 55 F
Apr Temp 49 to 76 F
Jul Temp 70 to 93 F
Oct Temp 50 to 78 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches
Station HOMER 3 SSW
Distance 24.3 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 54 F
Apr Temp 51 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 76 F
Annual Precip 55.7 inches
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Sarepta Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 925 100%
Male 438 47.4%
Female 487 52.6%
Under 18 234 25.3%
18+ 691 74.7%
65+ 166 17.9%
Median Age 36.6
Average Family Size 2.98
White 894 96.6%
African-American 19 2.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 8 0.9%
Mixed Race 3 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 15 1.6%

Estimated Sarepta Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 916
Growth -9
Growth % -1%

Sarepta 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 35.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.7%
Irish 14%
German 10.8%
English 9.8%
Scottish 4%
French (except Basque) 3.8%
Scotch-Irish 2.7%
British 1.3%
Polish 0.4%
Dutch 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Porterville (71071)

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)
Sarepta 925 $39,083
Cotton Valley 1,189 $30,515
Cullen 1,296 $18,854
Haynesville 2,679 $28,295
Plain Dealing 1,071 $32,361
Shongaloo 162 $48,750
Springhill 5,439 $35,540
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Sarepta High Schools (2004)

6041 HIGHWAY 2
Serves 480 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

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