Pollock, Louisiana

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

Pollock, Louisiana
Town
CountryUnited States
StateLouisiana
ParishGrant
Elevation118 ft (36 m)
Coordinates31°31′29″N 92°24′32″W / 31.52472°N 92.40889°W / 31.52472; -92.40889
Area1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
 - land1.3 sq mi (3 km2)
 - water0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population376 (2000)
Density298.7 / sq mi (115.3 / km2)
MayorJerome Scott
TimezoneCST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
Area code318
Location of Pollock in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States
 
Jump to: navigation, search
Coordinates: 31°31′29″N 92°24′32″W / 31.52472°N 92.40889°W / 31.52472; -92.40889
Pollock, Louisiana
Town
CountryUnited States
StateLouisiana
ParishGrant
Elevation118 ft (36 m)
Coordinates31°31′29″N 92°24′32″W / 31.52472°N 92.40889°W / 31.52472; -92.40889
Area1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
 - land1.3 sq mi (3 km2)
 - water0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population376 (2000)
Density298.7 / sq mi (115.3 / km2)
MayorJerome Scott
TimezoneCST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
Area code318
Location of Pollock in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States

Pollock is a town in Grant Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is part of the Alexandria, Louisiana Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 376 at the 2000 census. Pollock and southern Grant Parish have been booming in recent years with residential and business growth. The population of Pollock has increased drastically since the last census as a result of the annexation of the land surrounding a federal prison, the United States Penitentiary, Pollock.[citation needed]

The town proper that sprang up in 1892, around the sawmill was named Pollock in honor of the manager of the Big Creek Sawmill and Lumber Company, Captain James W. Pollock.[1]

In 2013, the Pollock Town Hall relocated to the historic Foster house, built in 1913 and donated to the town by its owners, an arrangement devised by Mayor Jerome Scott. The municipal building is located off Louisiana Highway 8 West and across from a public park.[2]

Geography[edit]

Pollock is located at 31°31′29″N 92°24′32″W / 31.52472°N 92.40889°W / 31.52472; -92.40889 (31.524760, -92.408866)[3] and has an elevation of 118 feet (36.0 m)[4]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), all land.

Pollock is near the Stuart Lake Recreational Area, a federally operated installation in Grant Parish.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 376 people, 157 households, and 108 families residing in the town. The population density was 298.7 people per square mile (115.2/km²). There were 204 housing units at an average density of 162.1 per square mile (62.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.87% White, 0.27% Native American, 0.53% Asian, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.86% of the population.

There were 157 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 18.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,625, and the median income for a family was $29,063. Males had a median income of $21,250 versus $28,125 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,134. About 20.5% of families and 22.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.3% of those under age 18 and 14.5% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The Federal Bureau of Prisons United States Penitentiary, Pollock is located near Pollock.[6][7]

Education[edit]

Pollock residents are zoned to Grant Parish School Board schools.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]