Fisher, Louisiana

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Fisher is a village in Sabine Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 268 at the 2000 census.

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History

Fisher was named for Oliver Williams Fisher and built between 1899 and 1901 by the Louisiana Long Leaf Lumber Company. It remained a company-owned sawmill town until it was sold to Boise Cascade Corporation in 1966.[1]

Former Louisiana State Representative Cliff Ammons was the principal of Fisher High School in the late 1940s.[2]

Geography

Fisher is located at 31°29′28″N 93°27′38″W / 31.49111°N 93.46056°W / 31.49111; -93.46056 (31.491157, -93.460599)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.6 km² (0.6 mi²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 268 people, 101 households, and 72 families residing in the village. The population density was 172.5/km² (446.8/mi²). There were 107 housing units at an average density of 68.9/km² (178.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 65.67% White, 31.34% African American, 0.75% Native American, 1.87% from other races, and 0.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.24% of the population.

There were 101 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.29.

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