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Overview

Introduction to Winnsboro, Louisiana

Winnsboro, Louisiana, in Franklin county, is 33 miles SE of Monroe, Louisiana and 181 miles NW of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Winnsboro History

Winnsboro was formerly known as Winnsborough. Governor William Wright Heard officially incorporated Winnsboro in 1902. It is in Franklin Parish, which was named honoring Benjamin Franklin.

Winnsboro and nearby Attractions

  • Town Square Park
  • Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum
  • Biedenharn Museum & Gardens
  • Winnsboro Commercial Historic District

Things To Do In Winnsboro

Tourists in Winnsboro are fond of visiting the local parks such as the Town Square Park, West Winnsboro Recreational Park and the Winnsboro Commercial Historic District. One can also visit the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens or the Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum while in the city. In addition, the city hosts the Franklin Parish Catfish Festival every year. There are also a limited number of tickets sold for the Taste of Franklin event, which is held every March.

Winnsboro Transportation

Monroe Regional is the nearest airport.

Winnsboro Higher Education

Louisiana Technical College-Northeast Campus is located in the city. The University of Louisiana at Monroe, Louisiana Tech University, Alcorn State University and Grambling State University are also nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,788
Male Share of the Population42.7%
Female Share of the Population57.3%
Senior Citizens16.2%
Employed Population 16+1,283
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married21.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher7.6%
Median Earnings25+$18,940
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,329
Median Earnings With High School Degree$16,992

Wealth

Median Family Income$24,446
% Above Poverty Level50.8%
% Below Poverty Level49.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone42%
Median Gross Rent$556
Median House Value$78,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)60.7%
English6.3%
French Except Basque2.3%
African2.1%
Irish2%
German0.6%
Danishn0.4%
Dutch0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Scottish0.1%
Italian0.1%
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Winnsboro Almanac

CategoryValue
County Franklin Parish
Standard Zip Codes71295
Phone Area Codes318
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.16
Approximate Longitude-91.72

Winnsboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWINNSBORO 5 SSE
Distance4.4 miles
Jan Temp35 to 55 F
Apr Temp53 to 76 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp52 to 79 F
Annual Precip56.5 inches
StationMONROE RGNL AP
Distance30.5 miles
Jan Temp36 to 56 F
Apr Temp54 to 78 F
Jul Temp73 to 94 F
Oct Temp53 to 80 F
Annual Precip53.3 inches
StationST JOSEPH 3 N
Distance32.1 miles
Jan Temp37 to 56 F
Apr Temp54 to 76 F
Jul Temp73 to 93 F
Oct Temp54 to 79 F
Annual Precip56.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Baskin324$33,438
Columbia478$42,604
Delhi2,938$48,258
Gilbert417$20,938
Mangham720$29,519
Wisner894$27,083

Winnsboro Public Libraries

Franklin Parish Library
705 PRAIRIE STREET
Winnsboro, Louisiana
(318) 435-4336

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Winnsboro Hospitals

Franklin Medical Center
(Government - District/authority)
2106 Loop Rd
(318) 435-9411

Winnsboro Public Schools

Franklin Parish High School
1600 Glover Drive
ZIP: 71295
(318) 435-5676
High
Total Enrollment 717
Winnsboro Elementary School
1310 Warren Street
ZIP: 71295
(318) 435-5066
Primary
Total Enrollment 529

Winnsboro Private Schools

Family Community Christian School
2023 Highway 15
ZIP: 71295
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 450
Franklin Academy
2110 Loop Rd
ZIP: 71295
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 157
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