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Mooringsport, Louisiana
Town
Town of Mooringsport
Location of Mooringsport in Caddo Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Mooringsport 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
Area
 • Total 1.30 sq mi (3.36 km2)
 • Land 1.29 sq mi (3.34 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
226 ft (69 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 748
 • Rank CD: 6th
 • Density 580.75/sq mi (224.16/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 318
FIPS code 22-51830

Mooringsport is a town in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 793 at the 2010 census. It is part of the ShreveportBossier City Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Mooringsport LA Bridges
Caddo Lake Draw Bridge

Mooringsport is located in western Caddo Parish at 32°41′13″N 93°57′42″W / 32.68694°N 93.96167°W / 32.68694; -93.96167 (32.687029, -93.961630), on the south shore of Caddo Lake. Louisiana Highway 1 bypasses the village 2 miles (3 km) to the east. Downtown Shreveport is 18 miles (29 km) to the southeast.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Mooringsport has a total area of 1.17 square miles (3.04 km2), of which 1.16 square miles (3.01 km2) is land and 0.012 square miles (0.03 km2), or 1.06%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 992
1930 802 −19.2%
1940 748 −6.7%
1950 709 −5.2%
1960 864 21.9%
1970 830 −3.9%
1980 911 9.8%
1990 873 −4.2%
2000 833 −4.6%
2010 793 −4.8%
2020 748 −5.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Mooringsport racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 570 76.2%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 93 12.43%
Native American 6 0.8%
Other/Mixed 57 7.62%
Hispanic or Latino 22 2.94%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 748 people, 257 households, and 140 families residing in the town.

Notable people

  • Lead Belly (Huddie William Ledbetter, 1888–1949), singer and guitarist born in Mooringsport
  • Earl Holliman, actor, was raised in Mooringsport
  • Sam Caldwell, mayor of Shreveport from 1934–1946, born and reared in Mooringsport
  • Bill P. Keith, Texas author, lived in Mooringsport while he represented Caddo Parish in the Louisiana State Senate from 1980-1984

See also

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