Overview

Introduction to Marksville, Louisiana

Marksville, Louisiana, in Avoyelles county, is 62 miles N of Lafayette, Louisiana (center to center) and 143 miles NW of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Marksville History

The city of Marksville is the parish seat in Avoyelles Parish. The city was named after Mark Elishe, who established a trading post after his wagon broke down in this area. The city came in to being almost 190 years after the trading post was established. The city’s earliest settlers were the Tunica and Biloxi tribe and occupied the land for over two centuries. They spoke in different dialects. It was after the trading post was established that the city started developing.

Marksville and nearby Attractions

  • The Paragon Casino Resort
  • The Marksville State Historic Site
  • Grand Village of the Natchez Indians
  • Chicot State Park
  • Kisatchie National Forest

Things To Do In Marksville

Tourists can take a look at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians that displays the remnants of the Indian tribes. The rich vegetation of the Kisatchie National Forest is another site the tourists can visit. The Tunica Biloxi Museum is also a popular tourist destination. One can also visit the Holy Ghost Church. The Marksville Public Library is an ideal place for the booklovers.

Marksville Transportation

Flights can be availed from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

Marksville Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Louisiana State University, Louisiana Technical College, Panola College, Southern University at Shreveport, and Wiley College.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,519
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens15.3%
Employed Population 16+1,910
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married36.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.5%
Median Earnings25+$26,228
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,801
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,117

Wealth

Median Family Income$33,523
% Above Poverty Level66%
% Below Poverty Level34%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone34.1%
Median Gross Rent$602
Median House Value$98,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)43.1%
French Except Basque22.3%
Irish6.8%
Canadian4.9%
Italian3%
English1.4%
Dutch1%
Scottish0.9%
German0.9%
African0.5%
Polish0.3%
Belgian0.3%
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Marksville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Avoyelles Parish
Standard Zip Codes71351
Phone Area Codes318
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude31.12
Approximate Longitude-92.06

Marksville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBUNKIE
Distance13.7 miles
Jan Temp39 to 58 F
Apr Temp56 to 77 F
Jul Temp73 to 92 F
Oct Temp55 to 80 F
Annual Precip61.7 inches
StationLSU DEAN LEE RES STN
Distance20.1 miles
Jan Temp37 to 58 F
Apr Temp54 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp54 to 80 F
Annual Precip60.6 inches
StationALEXANDRIA ESLER AP
Distance23.4 miles
Jan Temp37 to 58 F
Apr Temp54 to 77 F
Jul Temp71 to 93 F
Oct Temp53 to 79 F
Annual Precip56.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cottonport1,901$27,065
Evergreen301$24,659
Hessmer751$71,875
Mansura1,817$37,344
Moreauville947$42,885
Plaucheville195$61,250

Marksville Public Libraries

Avoyelles Parish
660 N MAIN STREET
Marksville, Louisiana
(318) 253-7559

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Marksville Hospitals

Avoyelles Hospital
(Proprietary)
4231 Highway 1192
(318) 253-8611

Marksville Public Schools

Marksville Elementary School
430 West Waddil Street
ZIP: 71351
(318) 253-7464
Primary
Total Enrollment 715
Marksville High School
407 West Bon Tempt Street
ZIP: 71351
(318) 253-9356
High
Total Enrollment 916
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