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Overview

Introduction to Mansfield, Louisiana

Mansfield, Louisiana, in De Soto county, is 33 miles S of Bossier City, Louisiana (center to center) and 185 miles NE of Houston, Texas.

Mansfield History

The city of Mansfield is the parish seat in De Soto Parish. It is located in the Shreveport - Bossier City metro area. The city has been witness to the Battle of Mansfield that took place in the year 1864. Even though the city faced difficulties in development, it recovered from its past injuries in the middle of the 19th century. Higher Education became prominent henceforth as several women’s colleges were built in the area.

Mansfield and nearby Attractions

  • Scarlett O'Hardy's Gone With the Wind Museum
  • Mansfield State Historic Site
  • Lake Bistineau State Park
  • Martin Creek Lake State Park
  • Sci - Port Discovery Center

Things To Do In Mansfield

The Scarlett O'Hardy's Gone With the Wind Museum displays memorabilia of the movie. Tourists can also take a look at the Mansfield State Historic Site that is spread across a large area displaying the Civil War exhibits. The Sci - Port Discovery Center is another place where tourists can spend their free hours. One can also plan a trip to the Lake Bistineau State Park and Martin Creek Lake State Park.

Mansfield Transportation

Air transport is available at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

Mansfield Higher Education

One can pursue higher education at Northwestern State University, Panola College, Southern University at Shreveport, and Wiley College.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,979
Male Share of the Population46.4%
Female Share of the Population53.6%
Senior Citizens15.3%
Employed Population 16+1,626
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married25.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14%
Median Earnings25+$27,098
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,418
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,318

Wealth

Median Family Income$32,404
% Above Poverty Level57.2%
% Below Poverty Level42.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.8%
% Using Public Transportation3%

Housing

People Living Alone40.9%
Median Gross Rent$441
Median House Value$73,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)73.3%
English3.4%
German1.7%
Irish1.7%
African1.1%
Scottish0.8%
Italian0.4%
French Except Basque0.4%
Dutch0.3%
Arab0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Mansfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County De Soto Parish
Standard Zip Codes71052
Phone Area Codes318
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.03
Approximate Longitude-93.7

Mansfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLOGANSPORT 4 ENE
Distance15.1 miles
Jan Temp35 to 57 F
Apr Temp52 to 77 F
Jul Temp71 to 94 F
Oct Temp52 to 79 F
Annual Precip49.3 inches
StationCENTER
Distance31.9 miles
Jan Temp35 to 57 F
Apr Temp52 to 76 F
Jul Temp72 to 94 F
Oct Temp53 to 79 F
Annual Precip53 inches
StationASHLAND
Distance34.4 miles
Jan Temp33 to 56 F
Apr Temp50 to 76 F
Jul Temp70 to 93 F
Oct Temp51 to 78 F
Annual Precip54.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Converse372$48,194
Grand Cane250$75,833
Logansport1,805$46,719
Longstreet118$41,250
Pleasant Hill642$34,375
Stonewall2,180$76,625

Mansfield Public Libraries

Desoto Parish Library
109 CROSBY STREET
Mansfield, Louisiana
(318) 872-6100

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Mansfield Hospitals

Desoto Regional Health System
207 Jefferson St
(318) 872-4610

Mansfield Public Schools

Mansfield Elementary School
1915 Mcarthur Dr
ZIP: 71052
(318) 872-1772
Primary
Total Enrollment 708
Mansfield High School
401 Kings Highway
ZIP: 71052
(318) 872-0793
High
Total Enrollment 431
Mansfield Middle School
1915 Mcarthur Dr
ZIP: 71052
(318) 872-1309
Middle
Total Enrollment 462
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