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Mangham, Louisiana
Village of Mangham
Downtown Mangham, Louisiana
Downtown Mangham, Louisiana
Location of Mangham in Richland Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Mangham in Richland Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Richland
Established 1890
 • Total 1.11 sq mi (2.88 km2)
 • Land 1.11 sq mi (2.88 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
75 ft (23 m)
 • Total 672
 • Estimate 
 • Density 567.45/sq mi (219.15/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 318
FIPS code 22-48260
Mangham, LA, welcome sign IMG 1284
Welcome sign to Mangham on United States Highway 425
Revised Mangham, LA, Town Hall IMG 0344
Mangham Town Hall
First Baptist Church, Mangham, LA IMG 1285
First Baptist Church of Mangham
Veterans Memorial, Mangham, LA IMG 1290
Memorial to Mangham High School veterans who died in World War II

Mangham is a village in Richland Parish in northeastern Louisiana, United States. The population was 672 at the 2010 census. Mangham was established in 1890. It is named for Wiley P. Mangham, the publisher of the Richland Beacon-News, a weekly newspaper in Rayville, the seat of Richland Parish.


Mangham is located at 32°18′30″N 91°46′34″W / 32.30833°N 91.77611°W / 32.30833; -91.77611 (32.308304, -91.776225).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all of it land.

The community straddles the border with Franklin Parish. Louisiana Highway 15 runs through Mangham.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 470
1920 462 −1.7%
1930 714 54.5%
1940 572 −19.9%
1950 554 −3.1%
1960 521 −6.0%
1970 544 4.4%
1980 867 59.4%
1990 598 −31.0%
2000 595 −0.5%
2010 672 12.9%
2019 (est.) 631 −6.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 595 people, 247 households, and 170 families residing in the town. The population density was 590.0 people per square mile (227.5/km2). There were 268 housing units at an average density of 265.7 per square mile (102.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 59.66% White, 39.83% African American, 0.17% Asian, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.34% of the population.

There were 247 households, out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.9% were married couples living together, 27.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 27.1% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $17,500, and the median income for a family was $23,558. Males had a median income of $22,273 versus $18,125 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,813. About 22.0% of families and 28.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.8% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.


Public schools in Richland Parish are operated by the Richland Parish School Board. Three campuses serve the village of Mangham - Mangham Elementary School (Grades PK-5), Mangham Junior High School (Grades 6-8), and Mangham High School (Grades 9-12).

Notable people

  • Ralph Abraham (born September 16, 1954), veterinarian and physician elected as a Republican to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2014
  • Robert Max Ross (August 5, 1933 – September 15, 2009) ran as a Republican candidate for governor in 1972 and 1983, as well as the United States Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, the Louisiana State Senate, and for Mayor of Mangham, Louisiana.
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