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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,790
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens17.5%
Employed Population 16+4,712
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married37.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.8%
Median Earnings25+$21,272
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,852
Median Earnings With High School Degree$17,164

Wealth

Median Family Income$42,008
% Above Poverty Level77.8%
% Below Poverty Level22.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone36.3%
Median Gross Rent$701
Median House Value$85,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)40.1%
African7.1%
Irish6.5%
English5.4%
German2.9%
French Except Basque2.5%
Italian1%
Scottish0.6%
Czech0.6%
Welsh0.3%
Polish0.3%
Dutch0.2%
Greek0.2%
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Minden Almanac

CategoryValue
County Webster Parish
Standard Zip Codes71055
P.O. Box Zip Codes71058
Phone Area Codes318
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.61
Approximate Longitude-93.28

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)

StationMINDEN
Distance1.3 miles
Jan Temp33 to 56 F
Apr Temp51 to 76 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp52 to 78 F
Annual Precip55.2 inches
StationHOMER 3 SSW
Distance15.8 miles
Jan Temp33 to 54 F
Apr Temp51 to 75 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp51 to 76 F
Annual Precip55.7 inches
StationPLAIN DEALING
Distance31.1 miles
Jan Temp31 to 55 F
Apr Temp49 to 76 F
Jul Temp70 to 93 F
Oct Temp50 to 78 F
Annual Precip53.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Athens276$52,188
Doyline839$37,000
Dubberly224$76,875
Haughton3,395$57,266
Heflin186$48,333
Sibley1,487$40,938

Minden Public Libraries

Webster Parish
521 EAST AND WEST
Minden, Louisiana
(318) 371-3080

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Minden Hospitals

Minden Medical Center
(Proprietary)
1 Medical Plaza Pl
(318) 377-2321

Minden Public Schools

E. S. Richardson Elementary School
515 W Todd
ZIP: 71055
(318) 377-2213
Middle
Total Enrollment 424
J. A. Phillips Middle School
811 Durwood Dr
ZIP: 71055
(318) 377-0315
Middle
Total Enrollment 280
J. E. Harper Elementary School
618 Germantown Rd
ZIP: 71055
(318) 377-7548
Primary
Total Enrollment 482
J. L. Jones Elementary School
620 District Dr
ZIP: 71055
(318) 377-1815
Primary
Total Enrollment 469
Minden High School
1103 S College St
ZIP: 71055
(318) 377-2766
High
Total Enrollment 846
Webster Junior High School
700 East Union
ZIP: 71055
(318) 377-3847
Middle
Total Enrollment 459
Webster Parish Expulsion School
109 Clerk Street
ZIP: 71055
(318) 377-5418
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