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Pine Prairie, Louisiana
Location of Pine Prairie in Evangeline Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Pine Prairie in Evangeline Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Evangeline
 • Total 1.62 sq mi (4.20 km2)
 • Land 1.61 sq mi (4.18 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
121 ft (37 m)
 • Total 1,490
 • Density 923.74/sq mi (356.69/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 337
FIPS code 22-60495

Pine Prairie is a village in Evangeline Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 1,610 at the 2010 census, up from 1,087 in 2000.


Pine Prairie is located north of the center of Evangeline Parish at 30°46′55″N 92°25′15″W / 30.78194°N 92.42083°W / 30.78194; -92.42083 (30.781882, -92.420852). Louisiana Highway 13 passes through the village, leading north 6 miles (10 km) to Turkey Creek and south 11 miles (18 km) to Mamou. Ville Platte, the parish seat, is 15 miles (24 km) to the southeast.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Pine Prairie has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.2 km2), of which 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2), or 0.61%, is water. Pine Prairie Correctional Center is located in the northern part of the village.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 387
1970 515 33.1%
1980 734 42.5%
1990 713 −2.9%
2000 1,087 52.5%
2010 1,610 48.1%
2020 1,490 −7.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,087 people, 327 households, and 242 families residing in the village. The population density was 813.9 inhabitants per square mile (313.2/km2). There were 367 housing units at an average density of 274.8 per square mile (105.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 91.08% White, 7.36% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.37% Asian, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.84% of the population.

There were 327 households, out of which 45.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 19.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 27.6% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 15.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $21,167, and the median income for a family was $27,292. Males had a median income of $32,375 versus $17,321 for females. The per capita income for the village was $9,735. About 24.2% of families and 29.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.7% of those under age 18 and 22.8% of those age 65 or over.


Public schools in Evangeline Parish are operated by the Evangeline Parish School Board. Pine Prairie High School is located in the village of Pine Prairie and serves students in grades pre-kindergarten through four as well as grades nine through twelve.

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