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Cullen, Louisiana
Cullen Municipal Building
Cullen Municipal Building
Location of Cullen in Webster Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Cullen in Webster Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Webster
 • Total 1.16 sq mi (3.00 km2)
 • Land 1.15 sq mi (2.99 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
249 ft (76 m)
 • Total 716
 • Density 620.99/sq mi (239.78/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 318
FIPS code 22-18790

Cullen is a town just south of Springhill in northern Webster Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 1,163 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Minden Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Bobby Ray Washington, the former mayor of Cullen, served as president and vice president of the Louisiana Municipal Association. He resigned from office when questions arose about his residency in Shreveport. Washington was succeeded in March 2012 by Dexter Turner, a former police detective in Springhill. Turner was elected to a full term as mayor in December 2012 and died on March 22, 2013, of an apparent heart attack at the age of forty-nine.

Cullen has a restored Kansas City Southern Railroad museum located across from the International Paper Company container plant.

In 2011, Ricky L. Thomas reactivated the Ludwig Ball Park, which had been constructed in 1968 for baseball and softball. After many years of neglect the park was restored and a reunion was held in July 2011; all former ball players were invited. At the reunion Thomas presented Coach Billy Dubois a framed picture of his Louisiana-Arkansas All Star team. KTBS, the ABC affiliate in Shreveport, aired a story about Ludwig Ball Park.

Charles Jacobs, judge of the Louisiana 26th Judicial District Court since 2015, is a former town attorney for Cullen.


Cullen is located at 32°58′10″N 93°26′53″W / 32.96944°N 93.44806°W / 32.96944; -93.44806 (32.969335, -93.448092).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 2,194
1970 1,956 −10.8%
1980 1,869 −4.4%
1990 1,642 −12.1%
2000 1,296 −21.1%
2010 1,163 −10.3%
2020 716 −38.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Cullen racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 76 10.61%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 619 86.45%
Other/Mixed 11 1.54%
Hispanic or Latino 10 1.4%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 716 people, 552 households, and 295 families residing in the town.


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