Simpson, Louisiana

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Simpson, Louisiana

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Simpson Affordability of Property Taxes
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Simpson Well-Paid Single Men
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Simpson Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Simpson People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Simpson Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 10% Simpson Median Family Income
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Simpson Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Simpson, Louisiana

Comparing Simpson 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
Well-Paid Single Men 8 10
Well-Paid Single Women 8 10
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Racial Diversity 6 1
Age of the Population 5 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 2
Female Share of the Population 4 2
Senior Citizens 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 6 3


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Working at Home 2 2
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Housing Recently Built 8 7
Affordability of Rents 7 3
People Living Alone 6 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Simpson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 71 miles N of Lake Charles, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 173 miles NE of Houston, Texas
County Vernon
P.O. Box Zip Codes 71474
Phone Area Codes 337
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.245
Longitude -93.015

Simpson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 59 F
Apr Temp 53 to 77 F
Jul Temp 70 to 93 F
Oct Temp 52 to 80 F
Annual Precip 57.7 inches
Station BOYCE 3 WNW
Distance 20.1 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
Distance 32.6 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 59 F
Apr Temp 55 to 77 F
Jul Temp 73 to 92 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 61.4 inches
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Simpson Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 583 100%
Male 287 49.2%
Female 296 50.8%
Under 18 149 25.6%
18+ 434 74.4%
65+ 67 11.5%
Median Age 37.6
Average Family Size 2.94
White 550 94.3%
African-American 4 0.7%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 27 4.6%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 1.5%

Estimated Simpson Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 522
Growth -61
Growth % -10.5%

Simpson 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 37.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.1%
English 15%
Irish 10.5%
French (except Basque) 8.7%
German 5.8%
Italian 1.3%
Greek 0.5%
Ethiopian 0.5%
Canadian 0.5%
European 0.5%
Dutch 0.5%
Czech 0.5%
Polish 0.5%
Scottish 0.5%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Temple (71474)

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)
Simpson 583 $43,333
Anacoco 866 $41,875
Boyce 1,190 $20,000
Hornbeck 435 $33,036
Leesville 6,753 $30,435
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Simpson High Schools (2004)

4262 HIGHWAY 8
Serves 364 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

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