Kinder, Louisiana

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Kinder is a town in Allen Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 2,148 at the 2000 census.

The Lieutenant Douglas B. Fournet Memorial Park , an American Legion enterprise, was dedicated on June 11, 1988, in Kinder to remember those who died in military service to the nation.

Kinder was the birthplace of the late Mayor J. Rayburn Bertrand of Lafayette, who served from 1960-1972 and presided over the near doubling of the municipal population.

Kinder is home to Coushatta Casino Resort, the largest casino resort in Louisiana.[citation needed] The resort includes Koasati Pines, an 18-hole par 72 championship layout golf course.



Kinder is located at 30°29′12″N 92°50′48″W / 30.48667°N 92.84667°W / 30.48667; -92.84667 (30.486696, -92.846779)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,148 people, 848 households, and 576 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,311.4 people per square mile (505.7/km²). There were 950 housing units at an average density of 580.0/sq mi (223.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 73.79% White, 32.30% African American, 1.26% Native American, 1.07% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 1.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population.

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