Jonesville, Louisiana

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Jonesville is a town in Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, at the confluence of the Ouachita, Tensas, and Little rivers. The three rivers become the Black River at Jonesville though the "Black" is primarily the continuation of the Ouachita River. A new bridge has been built over the Black River. After some miles, the Black flows into the Red River.

The Jonesville population was 2,469 at the 2000 census. The parish seat is Harrisonburg to the north, which is actually smaller than Jonesville.

Chris Shivers, a champion rodeo performer, lives with his family in Jonesville.

William B. Atkins, a former member of both house of the Louisiana State Legislature (1980–1988), is from Jonesville.



Jonesville is located at 31°37′30″N 91°49′35″W / 31.625°N 91.82639°W / 31.625; -91.82639 (31.624934, −91.826339)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,469 people, 916 households, and 620 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,291.4 people per square mile (499.1/km²). There were 1,032 housing units at an average density of 539.8/sq mi (208.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 39.77% White, 59.17% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.12% Asian, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.97% of the population.

There were 916 households out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.7% were married couples living together, 28.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.15.

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