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Haughton, Louisiana
Town
Town of Haughton
The U.S. Post Office in Haughton
The U.S. Post Office in Haughton
Location of Haughton in Bossier Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Haughton in Bossier Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Coordinates: 32°31′48″N 93°30′23″W / 32.53000°N 93.50639°W / 32.53000; -93.50639Coordinates: 32°31′48″N 93°30′23″W / 32.53000°N 93.50639°W / 32.53000; -93.50639
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Bossier
Area
 • Total 5.71 sq mi (14.79 km2)
 • Land 5.71 sq mi (14.79 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
239 ft (73 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 3,454
 • Estimate 
(2019)
3,296
 • Rank BO: 2nd
 • Density 577.23/sq mi (222.89/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 318
FIPS code 22-33420

Haughton is a town in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 3,454 at the 2010 census. It is part of the ShreveportBossier City metropolitan statistical area.

Geography

Haughton is located at 32°31′48″N 93°30′23″W / 32.53000°N 93.50639°W / 32.53000; -93.50639 (32.530016, -93.506350), 15 miles (24 km) east of Bossier City and 17 miles (27 km) east of Shreveport. Interstate 20 touches the northwest corner of the town, with access from Exit 33 (Elm Street).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.3 square miles (13.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 305
1900 194 −36.4%
1910 249 28.4%
1940 409
1950 501 22.5%
1960 611 22.0%
1970 885 44.8%
1980 1,510 70.6%
1990 1,664 10.2%
2000 2,792 67.8%
2010 3,454 23.7%
2019 (est.) 3,296 −4.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,454 people, 420 households, and 959 families residing in the town. The population density was 822.4 people per square mile (317.5/km2). There were 1,417 housing units in total. The racial makeup of the town was 78.2% White, 18.2% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.420 Asian, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

There were 420 households, out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 16.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 29.9% under the age of 19, 6.4% from 20 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32.5 years. Females comprised 51.4% of the total population while males comprised 48.6%.

The median income for a household in the town was $46,147, and the median income for a family was $57,000. Males had a median income of $42,897 versus $26,196 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,881.

Climate

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

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Notable people

  • Dak Prescott, professional football player
  • Myron Baker, linebacker for the Chicago Bears from 1993 to 1995.
  • E. S. Dortch, planter and politician; last surviving (1943) Bossier Parish veteran of the Confederate States Army
  • John A. Franks, thoroughbred racehorse breeder who won an Eclipse Award for Outstanding Owner
  • Paul Rasmussen, head minister Highland Park United Methodist Church, Dallas, Texas

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