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Grambling, Louisiana
City of Grambling
Grambling City Hall
Grambling City Hall
Location of Grambling in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Grambling in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.
Grambling, Louisiana is located in Louisiana
Grambling, Louisiana
Grambling, Louisiana
Location in Louisiana
Country  United States
State  Louisiana
Parish Lincoln
Incorporated (city) 1992
 • Total 5.92 sq mi (15.34 km2)
 • Land 5.90 sq mi (15.29 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
 • Total 5,239
 • Density 887.51/sq mi (342.69/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code 318
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Grambling is a city in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 4,949 at the 2010 census. The city is home to Grambling State University and is part of the Ruston Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Grambling was designated a "City" in the early 1990s (either in 1992 or 1993), but was erroneously considered a "Town" during the 2000 census.


Grambling is located at 32°31′39″N 92°42′50″W / 32.52750°N 92.71389°W / 32.52750; -92.71389 (32.527427, -92.713987).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.5 square miles (14 km2), of which, 5.5 square miles (14 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.36%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 3,144
1970 4,407 40.2%
1980 4,226 −4.1%
1990 5,484 29.8%
2000 4,693 −14.4%
2010 4,949 5.5%
2020 5,239 5.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Grambling racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 30 0.57%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 5,054 96.47%
Native American 6 0.11%
Asian 6 0.11%
Other/Mixed 107 2.04%
Hispanic or Latino 69 0.69%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 5,239 people, 1,812 households, and 1,118 families residing in the city.

Arts and culture

Eddie G. Robinson Museum, Grambling, LA IMG 0092
Eddie G. Robinson Museum in Grambling

Grambling Memorial Gardens


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Grambling has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.


The city is home to Grambling State University, a public, coeducational, and historically black university founded in 1901 & accredited in 1949.

Lincoln Preparatory School is a charter school located in Grambling that serves (Grades K-12).

Notable people

  • Edward H. Adams (1910-1958), basketball player & coach
  • Jophery Brown (1945-2014), stuntman and Chicago Cubs pitcher, was born in Grambling.
  • Ralph Garr (1945-), baseball player, attended college at Grambling State University.
  • Paul Millsap (1985-), professional basketball player with the Denver Nuggets.
  • Eddie Robinson (1919-2007), head football coach at Grambling and second winningest coach in NCAA Division I football history.
  • Paul "Tank" Younger, (1928-2001) NFL player, NFL's first African-American front-office executive and College Football Hall of Fame member.
  • Doug Williams (1955-), player and head football coach at Grambling. First black starting quarterback to win a Super Bowl.
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