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Overview

Introduction to Winnsboro, Louisiana

Winnsboro, Louisiana, in Franklin county, is 33 miles SE of Monroe, Louisiana and 181 miles NW of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Winnsboro History

Winnsboro was formerly known as Winnsborough. Governor William Wright Heard officially incorporated Winnsboro in 1902. It is in Franklin Parish, which was named honoring Benjamin Franklin.

Winnsboro and nearby Attractions

  • Town Square Park
  • Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum
  • Biedenharn Museum & Gardens
  • Winnsboro Commercial Historic District

Things To Do In Winnsboro

Tourists in Winnsboro are fond of visiting the local parks such as the Town Square Park, West Winnsboro Recreational Park and the Winnsboro Commercial Historic District. One can also visit the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens or the Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum while in the city. In addition, the city hosts the Franklin Parish Catfish Festival every year. There are also a limited number of tickets sold for the Taste of Franklin event, which is held every March.

Winnsboro Transportation

Monroe Regional is the nearest airport.

Winnsboro Higher Education

Louisiana Technical College-Northeast Campus is located in the city. The University of Louisiana at Monroe, Louisiana Tech University, Alcorn State University and Grambling State University are also nearby.

People

Total Population 4,811
Male Share of the Population 42.4%
Female Share of the Population 57.6%
Senior Citizens 17.6%
Employed Population 16+ 1,209
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 23.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $23,923
% Above Poverty Level 47.7%
% Below Poverty Level 52.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 42.8%
Median Gross Rent $521
Median House Value $76,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 65.2%
US/American 0%
English 6.2%
Irish 4.7%

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

Winnsboro Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles SE of Monroe, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 181 miles NW of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Franklin
Standard Zip Codes 71295
Phone Area Codes 318
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.163
Longitude -91.72

Winnsboro 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 WINNSBORO 5 SSE
Distance 4.4 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 55 F
Apr Temp 53 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 52 to 79 F
Annual Precip 56.5 inches
Station MONROE RGNL AP
Distance 30.5 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 56 F
Apr Temp 54 to 78 F
Jul Temp 73 to 94 F
Oct Temp 53 to 80 F
Annual Precip 53.3 inches
Station ST JOSEPH 3 N
Distance 32.1 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 56 F
Apr Temp 54 to 76 F
Jul Temp 73 to 93 F
Oct Temp 54 to 79 F
Annual Precip 56.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bushes (71295)

Liddieville (71295)

Swampers (71295)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Baskin 310 $33,333
Columbia 432 $41,364
Delhi 2,954 $48,125
Gilbert 427 $0
Mangham 711 $32,188
Wisner 923 $31,429

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

Winnsboro Public Libraries

Library
Franklin Parish Library
705 PRAIRIE STREET
Winnsboro, Louisiana
(318) 435-4336

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Winnsboro Hospitals

FRANKLIN MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
P O BOX 1300
(318) 435-9411
Emergency Service: Yes

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Winnsboro High Schools

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WINNSBORO HIGH SCHOOL
1600 GLOVER DRIVE
318-435-5676
Serves 543 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.7

FRANKLIN ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
5915 HIGHWAY 4
318-435-9046
A Non-traditional School
Serves 10 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2.5

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