Plain Dealing, Louisiana

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Plain Dealing is a town in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, United States best known as the birthplace of former U.S. Representative Joe D. Waggonner, Jr. The population was 1,071 at the 2000 census. It is part of the ShreveportBossier City Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Plain Dealing recorded the state's hottest temperature ever, 114 degrees, on August 10, 1936.

The Plain Dealing Post newspaper was established in the 1980s by publisher Danny D. Scott of nearby Springhill.


Plain Dealing is located at 32°54′21″N 93°42′0″W / 32.90583°N 93.7°W / 32.90583; -93.7 (32.905898, -93.699896)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,071 people, 418 households, and 280 families residing in the town. The population density was 673.0 people per square mile (260.1/km²). There were 481 housing units at an average density of 302.2/sq mi (116.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 55.28% White, 42.67% African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.09% Asian, and 1.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.

There were 418 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.1% were married couples living together, 20.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.95.

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