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|Town of Blanchard|
"Reach out and grab your future...It's all in Blanchard"
Location of Blanchard in Caddo Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Louisiana in the United States
|• 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)|
|• Rank||CD: 4th|
|• Density||1,014.92/sq mi (391.85/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
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 Shreveport–Bossier City Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Blanchard was likely named for Newton C. Blanchard, a United States Representative, Senator, and the 33rd Governor of Louisiana.
Blanchard is located at Shreveport is 10 miles (16 km) to the southeast.(32.586762, -93.887590). Louisiana Highway 173 passes through the town as Main Street. Downtown
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.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||525||14.84%|
|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.
- 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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