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Glenmora, Louisiana
Town
Town of Glenmora
The clock in downtown Glenmora
The clock in downtown Glenmora
Location of Glenmora in Rapides Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Glenmora in Rapides Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Rapides
Area
 • Total 1.73 sq mi (4.48 km2)
 • Land 1.73 sq mi (4.48 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
135 ft (41 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,087
 • Rank RA: 4th
 • Density 628.32/sq mi (242.62/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 318
FIPS code 22-29220
Closed Pringle Theatre in Glenmora, LA IMG 0152
The (Previously closed) Pringle Theatre, an Art Deco structure in Glenmora, seated six hundred.

Glenmora is a town in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is part of the Alexandria, Louisiana Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,342 at the 2010 census.

Claude Kirkpatrick, a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from Jefferson Davis Parish from 1952–1960, a candidate for governor in 1963, and the instigator of Toledo Bend Reservoir was born in Glenmora but moved to Lake Charles when he was six years of age.

Virgil Orr, a former member of the Louisiana House from Ruston, the seat of Lincoln Parish, graduated from Glenmora High School in 1940. Lloyd George Teekell, a state representative from 1953 to 1960 and a 9th Judicial District Court judge from 1979 to 1990, was reared in Glenmora.

Geography

Glenmora is located at 30°58′24″N 92°35′4″W / 30.97333°N 92.58444°W / 30.97333; -92.58444 (30.973390, -92.584309).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 2,298
1930 1,876 −18.4%
1940 1,452 −22.6%
1950 1,556 7.2%
1960 1,447 −7.0%
1970 1,651 14.1%
1980 1,479 −10.4%
1990 1,686 14.0%
2000 1,558 −7.6%
2010 1,342 −13.9%
2020 1,087 −19.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Glenmora racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 650 59.8%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 279 25.67%
Native American 7 0.64%
Asian 4 0.46%
Pacific Islander 1 0.09%
Other/Mixed 45 4.14%
Hispanic or Latino 100 9.2%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,087 people, 463 households, and 320 families residing in the town.

About Glenmora

Though a quaint, small town, nearly every major store is within walking or biking distance. There are no fast food places or big shopping centers. Fuzzie's is a Glenmora restaurant with old-fashion hamburgers and chicken strip baskets, Anne's Flea Market is an antiques store. Jack's Videos rents films on DVDs.

There are two gasoline stations, a Dollar General store, an elementary and high school, a small apartment area, and numerous empty buildings. It is home of Thunder Valley Speedway, a dirt track that hosts weekly events.

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