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McNary, Louisiana
Village of McNary
Location of McNary in Rapides Parish, Louisiana.
Location of McNary 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
 • Total 1.87 sq mi (4.85 km2)
 • Land 1.84 sq mi (4.77 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
125 ft (38 m)
 • Total 201
 • Density 109.12/sq mi (42.13/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 318
FIPS code 22-47315

McNary is a village in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is part of the Alexandria, Louisiana, Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 211 at the 2000 census.

McNary was established as a company lumber town that grew to a population of around 3,000 with a hospital, several stores, a theater, and even a pool. When the lumber played out the lumber company purchased a town in Arizona and moved the entire mill operation to what was renamed as McNary, Arizona. The community in Louisiana struggled but has survived as an incorporated village.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 1,318
1930 211 −84.0%
1940 151 −28.4%
1970 220
1980 240 9.1%
1990 248 3.3%
2000 211 −14.9%
2010 211 0.0%
2020 201 −4.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2000 census, there were 211 people, 76 households and 56 families residing in the village. The population density was 116.1 inhabitants per square mile (44.8/km2). There were 93 housing units at an average density of 51.2 per square mile (19.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 85.31% White, 10.43% African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.95% Asian, 2.84% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.95% of the population.

There were 76 households, of which 40.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.36.

Age distribution 30.8% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

The median household income was $22,917, and the median family income was $30,833. Males had a median income of $28,906 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $12,420. About 26.0% of families and 22.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 17.9% of those 65 or over.

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