Pine Prairie, Louisiana

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Pine Prairie is a village in Evangeline Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 1,087 at the 2000 census.



Pine Prairie is located at 30°46′55″N 92°25′15″W / 30.78194°N 92.42083°W / 30.78194; -92.42083 (30.781882, -92.420852)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.5 km² (1.4 mi²). 3.5 km² (1.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.74% is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,087 people, 327 households, and 242 families residing in the village. The population density was 313.2/km² (813.9/mi²). There were 367 housing units at an average density of 105.7/km² (274.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 91.08% White, 7.36% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.37% Asian, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.84% of the population.

There were 327 households out of which 45.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 19.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the village the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 15.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $21,167, and the median income for a family was $27,292. Males had a median income of $32,375 versus $17,321 for females. The per capita income for the village was $9,735. About 24.2% of families and 29.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.7% of those under age 18 and 22.8% of those age 65 or over.


Public schools in Evangeline Parish are operated by the Evangeline Parish School Board. Pine Prairie High School is located in the village of Pine Prairie and serves students in grades pre-kindergarten through four as well as grades nine through twelve.

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