Ringgold, Louisiana

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Ringgold is a town in Bienville Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 1,660 at the 2000 census. Ringgold is named for United States Army Major Samuel Ringgold, the hero of the battle of Palo Alto near Brownsville, Texas, in the Mexican-American War. Ringgold, the son of a U.S. representative from Maryland, was known for his particularly effective use of artillery. He was also the first American casualty of the Mexican War.

Loggy Bayou, which links Lake Bistineau with the Red River, flows through Bienville Parish west of Ringgold.

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Geography

Ringgold is located at 32°19′35″N 93°17′1″W / 32.32639°N 93.28361°W / 32.32639; -93.28361 (32.326475, -93.283588)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,660 people, 636 households, and 410 families residing in the town. The population density was 715.3 people per square mile (276.3/km²). There were 749 housing units at an average density of 322.8/sq mi (124.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 43.92% White, 55.30% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.06% Asian, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population.

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