Leesville, Louisiana Population 2024

5,369

Leesville is a city located in Vernon Parish Louisiana. Leesville has a 2024 population of 5,369. It is also the county seat of Vernon Parish.Leesville is currently declining at a rate of -1.21% annually and its population has decreased by -5.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,663 in 2020.

The average household income in Leesville is $55,169 with a poverty rate of 32.59%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Leesville is 35 years, 34.6 years for males, and 36 years for females.

Leesville Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Leesville was:

  • White: 52.6%
  • Black or African American: 36.53%
  • Two or more races: 3.94%
  • Asian: 2.57%
  • Other race: 2.52%
  • Native American: 1.83%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
Land Area (mi²)
5.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
946.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.19% (-294)
The current population of Leesville, Louisiana is 5,369 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,663.

Leesville, Louisiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,98852.6%
Black or African American2,07536.53%
Two or more races2243.94%
Asian1462.57%
Other race1432.52%
Native American1041.83%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander10.02%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Leesville Population by Race

Leesville Population Pyramid 2024

Leesville Median Age

35

Total

34.6

Male

36

Female

Leesville Adults

There are 4,471 adults, (844 of whom are seniors) in Leesville.

Leesville Age Dependency

56.6

Age Dependency Ratio

23.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Leesville Sex Ratio

Female2,91351.28%
Male2,76848.72%

Leesville Population by Age

Leesville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,4162.3142.757.3
Non Family1,1991.2738.761.3
Married6923.460.839.2
Female4323.3130.169.9
Male933.0318.381.7
showing: 5 rows

3.16

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

42.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Leesville Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Leesville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Leesville Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Leesville Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,847

Average Earnings

$39,133

Average Male

$29,512

Average Female

Leesville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Leesville Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Leesville Language

89.15% of Leesville residents speak only English, while 10.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.88% of the population.

Leesville Language

Leesville Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black2,02082340.74%
White2,62773027.79%
Hispanic57113623.82%
Multiple2199744.29%
Other1395741.01%
Asian1464430.14%
Native1041514.42%
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32.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.13%

Male Poverty Rate

36.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Leesville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Leesville is Multiple, with 44.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Leesville is Native, with 14.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 46.88%.

Leesville Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade49.91%
High School30.74%
Some College27.36%
Bachelors or Greater6.01%
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Leesville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed65.35%
Male Unemployed34.88%
Female Employed17.11%
Male Employed11.74%
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Leesville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Leesville Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Leesville Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

33.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.1%

Male Marriage Rate

31.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Leesville Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Leesville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Leesville Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Leesville Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

727

Number of Veterans

575

Male Veterans

152

Female Veterans

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Leesville Veterans by War

count

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Leesville Veterans by Age

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Leesville Veterans by Race

Leesville Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

17.2%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Leesville Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.6%

Labor Force Participation

44.6%

Employment Rate

9.5%

Unemployment Rate

Leesville Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Leesville Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Leesville Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

55.5%

Born in Leesville

96.5%

Native Born

3.5%

Foreign Born

1.55%

Non Citizen

1.95%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.5% of Leesville residents were born in the United States, with 55.5% having been born in Louisiana. 1.55% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Leesville Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,039-66-1.29%
20285,105-66-1.28%
20275,171-66-1.26%
20265,237-66-1.24%
20255,303-66-1.23%
20245,369-66-1.21%
20235,435-66-1.2%
20225,501-66-1.19%
20215,567-96-1.7%
20205,663520.93%
20195,611-109-1.91%
20185,720-227-3.82%
20175,947-170-2.78%
20166,117-33-0.54%
20156,150-221-3.47%
20146,371-140-2.15%
20136,511-210-3.12%
20126,7212303.54%
20116,491-62-0.95%
20106,553-200-2.96%
20006,753-885-11.59%
19907,638-1,416-15.64%
19809,0541261.41%
19708,9284,23990.4%
19604,689190.41%
19504,6701,84165.08%
19402,829-462-14.04%
19303,29177330.7%
19202,518
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Leesville Population by Year