Glenmora, Louisiana

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Glenmora is a town in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is part of the Alexandria, Louisiana Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,558 at the 2000 census.

Claude Kirkpatrick, a member of the Louisiana House of Repesentatives from Jefferson Davis Parish from 1952-1960, a candidate for governor in 1963, and the instigator of Toledo Bend Reservoir was born in Glenmora but moved to Lake Charles when he was six years of age.

Virgil Orr, a former member of the Louisiana House from Ruston, the seat of Lincoln Parish, graduated from Glenmora High School in 1940.

Joseph Tabarlet, later the mayor of Jonesboro, was in the bakery business in Glenmora with his father during the 1920s.[1]

Geography

Glenmora is located at 30°58′24″N 92°35′4″W / 30.97333°N 92.58444°W / 30.97333; -92.58444 (30.973390, -92.584309)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.5 km²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,558 people, 615 households, and 415 families residing in the town. The population density was 897.1 people per square mile (345.7/km²). There were 700 housing units at an average density of 403.1/sq mi (155.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 64.96% White, 30.87% African American, 1.60% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 1.09% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.44% of the population.

There were 615 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 19.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.10.

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