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Ida, Louisiana
Capt. Fletcher E. Adams 357th Fighter Group Museum
Capt. Fletcher E. Adams 357th Fighter Group Museum
Location of Ida in Caddo Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Ida in Caddo Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Caddo
 • Total 1.28 sq mi (3.32 km2)
 • Land 1.28 sq mi (3.32 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
272 ft (83 m)
 • Total 217
 • Density 169.27/sq mi (65.36/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 318
FIPS code 22-36885
Ida Village Hall and Library, Ida, LA IMG 6341
The combination Town Hall and Library in Ida

Ida is a village in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 221 at the 2010 census. It is part of the ShreveportBossier City Metropolitan Statistical Area. Ida and nearby Rodessa are the most northwesterly communities in Louisiana.


Ida is located in northernmost Caddo Parish at 33°0′9″N 93°53′35″W / 33.00250°N 93.89306°W / 33.00250; -93.89306 (33.002606, -93.892931), just south of the Arkansas border. U.S. Route 71 runs through the village, leading north 34 miles (55 km) to Texarkana, Arkansas, and south 36 miles (58 km) to Shreveport. When completed, Interstate 49 will parallel US 71 between the two cities and run just west of Ida.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 370
1980 306 −17.3%
1990 250 −18.3%
2000 258 3.2%
2010 221 −14.3%
2020 217 −1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 258 people, 117 households, and 80 families residing in the village. The population density was 185.4 inhabitants per square mile (71.7/km2). There were 133 housing units at an average density of 95.6 per square mile (36.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.67% White, 1.55% African American, 0.39% Native American, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.39% of the population.

There were 117 households, out of which 21.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.4% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.70.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 20.5% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 23.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $26,667, and the median income for a family was $32,778. Males had a median income of $24,375 versus $20,781 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,166. About 21.1% of families and 22.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 19.7% of those 65 or over.

Sites of interest

The Capt. Fletcher E. Adams United States Air Force 357th Fighter Group Museum occupies the former W. C. Reynolds Building on East Magnolia Avenue in the center of town. Adams was a World War II flying ace. The Reynolds building was the Ida post office from 1923 to 1962, then in 1997 became the Ida Museum. In 2010 it acquired its current name.

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