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Overview

Introduction to Minden, Louisiana

Minden, Louisiana, in Webster county, is 26 miles E of Bossier City, Louisiana (center to center) and 204 miles E of Dallas, Texas. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Shreveport - Bossier City metropolitan area.

Minden History

The city of Minden is the parish seat in Webster Parish. It was named after a city in Germany. The city of Minden was established in the year 1836 by Charles H. Veeder. During the American Civil War, a large Confederate encampment housed some fifteen thousand soldiers and was located east of Minden. The city was a strong base for the soldiers during the time of the war. Even though the city suffered several injuries from the great depression, it recovered gradually.

Minden and nearby Attractions

  • Lake Bistineau State Park
  • Mansfield State Historic Site
  • Sci - Port Discovery Center
  • Kisatchie National Forest
  • Chicot State Park

Things To Do In Minden

Tourists can visit the Mansfield State Historic Site while in Minden. The Kisatchie National Forest spreads across a huge area of land and is beautiful to venture during free hours. Tourists can also check out some of the scientific discoveries done in the Sci - Port Discovery Center. The Lake Bistineau State Park and Chicot State Park are also worth visiting.

Minden Transportation

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

Minden Higher Education

Bossier Parish Community College, Centenary College of Louisiana, Grambling State University, and Louisiana State University are some of the universities and colleges that offer scopes for higher education.

People

Total Population 12,887
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 17.2%
Employed Population 16+ 4,762
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 33.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.7%
Median Earnings25+ $21,969
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,875
Median Earnings With High School Degree $18,669

Wealth

Median Family Income $39,777
% Above Poverty Level 76%
% Below Poverty Level 24%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.5%
Median Gross Rent $652
Median House Value $85,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 47.2%
US/American 0%
English 5.5%
Irish 6%

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

Minden Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles E of Bossier City, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 204 miles E of Dallas, Texas
County Webster
Metro Area Shreveport - Bossier City
Standard Zip Codes 71055
P.O. Box Zip Codes 71058
Phone Area Codes 318
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.615
Longitude -93.286

Minden 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 MINDEN
Distance 1.3 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 56 F
Apr Temp 51 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 52 to 78 F
Annual Precip 55.2 inches
Station HOMER 3 SSW
Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 54 F
Apr Temp 51 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 76 F
Annual Precip 55.7 inches
Station PLAIN DEALING
Distance 31.1 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 55 F
Apr Temp 49 to 76 F
Jul Temp 70 to 93 F
Oct Temp 50 to 78 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Gilark (71055)

McIntyre (71055)

Pace (71055)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Athens 298 $54,000
Doyline 894 $38,889
Dubberly 209 $61,250
Haughton 3,439 $49,436
Heflin 220 $60,750
Sibley 1,358 $47,031

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

Minden Public Libraries

Library
Webster Parish Library
521 EAST & WEST STREET
Minden, Louisiana
(318) 371-3080
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Minden Hospitals

MINDEN MEDICAL CENTER INC
(Proprietary)
NO 1 MEDICAL PLAZA
(318) 377-2321
Emergency Service: Yes

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Minden High Schools

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MINDEN HIGH SCHOOL
1103 SOUTH COLLEGE STREET
318-377-2766
Serves 849 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

WEBSTER PARISH ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
109 CLERK STREET
318-377-5418
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 108 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

HOPE YOUTH RANCH ALTERNATIVE CENTER
114 HOPE RANCH ROAD
318-382-1205
A Non-traditional School
Serves 64 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

WEBSTER PARISH EXPULSION SCHOOL
109 CLERK STREET
318-377-5418
A Non-traditional School
Serves 3 students.

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