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Blanchard, Louisiana
Town
Town of Blanchard
Motto(s): 
"Reach out and grab your future...It's all in Blanchard"
Location of Blanchard in Caddo Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Blanchard in Caddo Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Caddo
Area
 • Total 3.49 sq mi (9.03 km2)
 • Land 3.49 sq mi (9.03 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
223 ft (68 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 3,538
 • Rank CD: 4th
 • Density 1,014.92/sq mi (391.85/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 318
FIPS code 22-07730

Blanchard is the suburban town of Shreveport, and the fourth-largest municipality by population in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 2,899 at the 2010 census. It is part of the ShreveportBossier City Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Blanchard was likely named for Newton C. Blanchard, a United States Representative, Senator, and the 33rd Governor of Louisiana.

Geography

Blanchard is located at 32°35′12″N 93°53′15″W / 32.58667°N 93.88750°W / 32.58667; -93.88750 (32.586762, -93.887590). Louisiana Highway 173 passes through the town as Main Street. Downtown Shreveport is 10 miles (16 km) to the southeast.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.3 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 806
1980 1,128 40.0%
1990 1,175 4.2%
2000 2,050 74.5%
2010 2,899 41.4%
2020 3,538 22.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Blanchard racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 2,688 75.98%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 525 14.84%
Native American 22 0.62%
Asian 25 0.71%
Pacific Islander 4 0.11%
Other/Mixed 159 4.49%
Hispanic or Latino 115 3.25%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 3,538 people, 1,277 households, and 944 families residing in the town.

Notable people

  • Hal Sutton, professional golfer
  • Ollie Tyler, former Caddo Parish school superintendent and interim Louisiana State Education Superintendent; Shreveport mayor, born in Blanchard in 1945
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