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Gillis, Louisiana
Census-designated place
 • Total 4.3 km2 (1.7 sq mi)
 • Land 4.3 km2 (1.7 sq mi)
 • Water 0 km2 (0 sq mi)
Elevation 8 m (26 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 657
 • Density 152.6/km2 (395/sq mi)

Gillis is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in northern Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 657.


Gillis is located in northeastern Calcasieu Parish, 12 miles (19 km) north of Lake Charles and 36 miles (58 km) south of DeRidder. U.S. Route 171 is the main road through the community.

Gillis falls under the school district of Iowa, a town 20 miles (32 km) to the southeast, though most parents send their children to schools much closer to home. Students who live in the Gillis community may attend Gillis Elementary on Topsy Road and Moss Bluff Middle School and Sam Houston High School in Moss Bluff.

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