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Overview

Introduction to Bogalusa, Louisiana

Bogalusa, Louisiana, in Washington county, is 53 miles NW of Gulfport, Mississippi (center to center) and 59 miles N of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Bogalusa History

In 1906, the Great Southern Lumber Company mill was opened and a city was built around it for the workers. William H. Sullivan was town boss while the city was being built. Due to its rapid construction it was then called Magic City. On July 4, 1914, Bogalusa was incorporated as a city. It was Deacons for Defense and Justice’s center of activity in the mid - 1960s.

Bogalusa and nearby Attractions

  • Collinswood School Museum
  • Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum
  • Fairview - Riverside State Park
  • Bogalusa Country Club
  • Buccaneer State Park

Things To Do In Bogalusa

Once in the city, you can visit the local churches like Superior Avenue Baptist Church, Annunciation Catholic Church, Antioch Holiness Church of Christ, and Memorial Baptist Church. You may also take a trip to the museums like Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum and UCM Museum. The parks like Fairview - Riverside State Park, Buccaneer State Park, and Percy Quin State Park offer facilities for fishing, swimming, and camping. They also includes play grounds and scenic trails.

Bogalusa Transportation

Stennis International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Bogalusa Higher Education

Louisiana Technical College - Sullivian Campus is the local college. Apart from that, higher education can also be availed from Pearl River Community College and Southeastern Louisiana University.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,964
Male Share of the Population44.6%
Female Share of the Population55.4%
Senior Citizens15.8%
Employed Population 16+3,571
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married33.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher9.7%
Median Earnings25+$19,813
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,423
Median Earnings With High School Degree$15,973

Wealth

Median Family Income$26,974
% Above Poverty Level61.8%
% Below Poverty Level38.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone36.6%
Median Gross Rent$549
Median House Value$67,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)58.2%
English7.8%
German4.5%
Irish4.4%
French Except Basque3.4%
Italian2.3%
Canadian1.2%
Dutch1.1%
Haitian0.9%
West Indian0.9%
Scottish0.7%
Polish0.4%
Welsh0.3%
African0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Greek0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Arab0.2%
Czech0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Russian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Bogalusa Almanac

CategoryValue
County Washington Parish
Standard Zip Codes70427
P.O. Box Zip Codes70429
Phone Area Codes985
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.78
Approximate Longitude-89.86

Bogalusa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationBOGALUSA
Distance1.2 miles
Jan Temp38 to 60 F
Apr Temp54 to 78 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp54 to 80 F
Annual Precip64 inches
StationPOPLARVILLE EXP STN
Distance18.2 miles
Jan Temp38 to 60 F
Apr Temp54 to 77 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp55 to 80 F
Annual Precip63.1 inches
StationPICAYUNE
Distance20.9 miles
Jan Temp38 to 61 F
Apr Temp54 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp55 to 80 F
Annual Precip63.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Abita Springs2,477$81,250
Angie327$61,500
Folsom885$46,333
Franklinton3,785$43,324
Sun312$50,500
Varnado437$0

Bogalusa Hospitals

Our Lady Of The Angels Hospital
433 Plaza Street
(985) 730-6706

Bogalusa Public Schools

Bogalusa High School
100 M.j. Israel Drive
ZIP: 70427
(985) 281-2217
Other
Total Enrollment 918
Byrd Avenue Primary School
1600 Byrd Avenue
ZIP: 70427
(985) 281-2190
Primary
Total Enrollment 361
Central Elementary School
420 Spartan's Avenue
ZIP: 70427
(985) 281-2232
Primary
Total Enrollment 300
Denhamtown Pre-k Center
1101 Avenue M
ZIP: 70427
(985) 281-2194
Primary
Total Enrollment 140
Northshore Charter School
111 Walker Street
ZIP: 70427
(985) 732-6640
Other
Total Enrollment 407

Bogalusa Private Schools

Annunciation Catholic School
511 Avenue C
ZIP: 70427
Elementary
Total Enrollment 119
Bens Ford Christian School
59253 Mount Pleasant Rd 2
ZIP: 70427
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 414
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