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.



Total Population4,811
Male Share of the Population42.4%
Female Share of the Population57.6%
Senior Citizens17.6%
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population35


% of people married23.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher9.3%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0


Median Family Income$23,923
% Above Poverty Level47.7%
% Below Poverty Level52.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%


People Living Alone42.8%
Median Gross Rent$521
Median House Value$76,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)65.2%
French Except Basque3%
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Winnsboro Almanac

Nearest Medium City 33 miles SE of Monroe, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City181 miles NW of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Franklin Parish
Standard Zip Codes71295
Phone Area Codes318
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Winnsboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

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
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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bushes (71295)

Liddieville (71295)

Swampers (71295)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Winnsboro Public Libraries

Franklin Parish Library
705 PRAIRIE STREET WINNSBORO, LA 71295 (32.164331, -91.71873)
Winnsboro, Louisiana
(318) 435-4336

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Winnsboro Hospitals

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

Franklin Parish High School
1600 Glover Dr
(318) 435-5676
Total Enrollment 656
Winnsboro Elementary School
1310 Warren St
(318) 435-5066
Total Enrollment 565
Horace G. White Sr. Learning Center
5915 Hwy 4
(318) 435-5505
Total Enrollment 62

Winnsboro Private Schools

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

Winnsboro Colleges

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