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Overview

Introduction to Denham Springs, Louisiana

Denham Springs, Louisiana, in Livingston county, is 9 miles E of Baton Rouge, Louisiana (center to center) and 64 miles NW of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is considered part of the Baton Rouge metropolitan area.

Denham Springs History

Denham Springs was named after William Denham who settled in that area in the year 1827. The Mineral Springs located in the area between Amite River and River Road was also discovered by him. In the upcoming years, this discovery proved to be a huge benefit. A number of health resorts were built around he springs because people suffering from yellow fever thought that the water of the springs were magical and would prevent them from the fever. Soon a village grew up and now it has developed into a popular place to stay, shop and dine.

Denham Springs and nearby Attractions

  • Audubon State Historic Site
  • Magnolia Mound Plantation
  • Centenary State Historic Site
  • Baton Rouge Zoo
  • Blue Bayou Waterpark

Things To Do In Denham Springs

Visitors interested in hiking, biking, canoeing, and nature center can enjoy visiting Tickfaw State Park. Midway Baptist Church, Saint Francis Episcopal Church, and First United Pentecostal Church are among the local churches that one may like to visit. Tourists interested in wild life may visit the Baton Rouge Zoo.

Denham Springs Transportation

One can avail air transportation from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

Denham Springs Higher Education

Southern University and A & M College, Southeastern Louisiana University, and Nicholls State University offer higher educational facilities.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,066
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens14.5%
Employed Population 16+5,018
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married38%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.7%
Median Earnings25+$34,428
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,963
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,109

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,677
% Above Poverty Level85.8%
% Below Poverty Level14.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone29.6%
Median Gross Rent$826
Median House Value$145,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)29.8%
French Except Basque18.7%
Irish11.6%
English10.2%
Scottish4%
Italian2.7%
Canadian1.7%
Dutch0.8%
Danishn0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Polish0.4%
African0.1%
German0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Denham Springs Almanac

CategoryValue
County Livingston Parish
Standard Zip Codes70706, 70726
P.O. Box Zip Codes70727
Phone Area Codes225
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.61
Approximate Longitude-90.91

Denham Springs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBATON ROUGE RYAN AP
Distance12 miles
Jan Temp40 to 60 F
Apr Temp56 to 77 F
Jul Temp73 to 91 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip63 inches
StationLSU BEN HUR FARM
Distance15.1 miles
Jan Temp40 to 60 F
Apr Temp55 to 78 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip61.4 inches
StationBRUSLY 2 W
Distance19.9 miles
Jan Temp38 to 61 F
Apr Temp55 to 77 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp54 to 80 F
Annual Precip62.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Baker13,694$54,306
Baton Rouge227,549$54,123
Livingston1,942$66,705
Port Vincent778$94,167
Walker6,266$58,147
Zachary16,879$89,040

Denham Springs Hospitals

Baton Rouge - Amg Specialty Hospital
(Proprietary)
8375 Florida Blvd
(225) 665-2664

Denham Springs Public Schools

Live Oak Elementary School
35194 Old Hwy 16
ZIP: 70706
(225) 665-6702
Primary
Total Enrollment 666
North Live Oak Elementary School
36605 Outback Road
ZIP: 70706
(225) 667-3135
Primary
Total Enrollment 853
Denham Springs Elementary School
306 North Range Avenue
ZIP: 70726
(225) 665-5855
Primary
Total Enrollment 532
Denham Springs Freshman High School
940 Range Avenue Ne
ZIP: 70726
(225) 665-7890
Other
Total Enrollment 656
Denham Springs High School
1000 North Range Avenue
ZIP: 70726
(225) 665-8851
High
Total Enrollment 1581
Denham Springs Junior High School
401 Hatchell Lane
ZIP: 70726
(225) 665-8898
Middle
Total Enrollment 888
Eastside Elementary School
9735 Lockhart Road
ZIP: 70726
(225) 791-8581
Primary
Total Enrollment 531
Freshwater Elementary School
1025 Cockerham Road
ZIP: 70726
(225) 665-5371
Primary
Total Enrollment 385
Gray's Creek Elementary School
11400 La Hwy 1033
ZIP: 70726
(225) 667-1808
Primary
Total Enrollment 477
Juban Parc Elementary School
12555 Brown Road
ZIP: 70726
(225) 665-4079
Primary
Total Enrollment 499
Juban Parc Junior High School
12470 Brown Road
ZIP: 70726
(225) 664-1001
Middle
Total Enrollment 646
Lewis Vincent Elementary School
7686 Vincent Road
ZIP: 70726
(225) 665-8198
Primary
Total Enrollment 423
Northside Elementary School
1090 Robbie Street
ZIP: 70726
(225) 664-4223
Primary
Total Enrollment 445
Seventh Ward Elementary School
24495 Hwy 16
ZIP: 70726
(225) 665-5815
Primary
Total Enrollment 288
South Fork Elementary School
23000 Walker Road South
ZIP: 70726
(225) 665-0446
Primary
Total Enrollment 450
Southside Elementary School
1129 South Range Avenue
ZIP: 70726
(225) 665-5500
Primary
Total Enrollment 544
Southside Junior High School
26535 Hwy 16
ZIP: 70726
(225) 664-4221
Middle
Total Enrollment 503

Denham Springs Private Schools

Amite Christian School
7100 Amite Church Rd
ZIP: 70706
Elementary
Total Enrollment 143
Community Christian Academy
400 N River Rd
ZIP: 70726
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 85
Southland Christian Academy
7000 Gloryland Way
ZIP: 70726
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 69
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