Doyline, Louisiana

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Doyline is a village in southwestern Webster Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 841 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Minden Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

Doyline is an entry point to Lake Bistineau and the Lake Bistineau State Park. The lake itself, popular for fishing, is the reservoir of Dorcheat Bayou, a 122-mile stream that begins in Nevada County, Arkansas.

On August 24, 2006, an explosion of the Explo Systems Inc. site at Camp Minden led to the evacuation of 600 students nearby but caused no injuries or fatalities. The site is a former U.S. Army ammunition plant where military bombs were disassembled and recycled.[1]

Geography

Doyline is located at 32°31′53″N 93°24′37″W / 32.53139°N 93.41028°W / 32.53139; -93.41028 (32.531282, -93.410145)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 8.6 km² (3.3 mi²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 841 people, 325 households, and 235 families residing in the village. The population density was 97.5/km² (252.5/mi²). There were 359 housing units at an average density of 41.6/km² (107.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 79.90% White, 17.12% African American, 0.12% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 2.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.71% of the population.

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