Pleasant Hill, Louisiana


Pleasant Hill, Louisiana

Geobox Village
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country = United States
state = Louisiana
region = Sabine
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population = 786
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Pleasant Hill is a village in Sabine Parish in western Louisiana, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the village population was 786.

History

The Battle of Pleasant Hill, the bloodiest Civil War battle west of the Mississippi River, was fought here in 1864. Every April, a reenactment of the battle is held. It is one of the few reenactments staged at the actual battlefield of the engagement.

The Pleasant Hill High School Lady Eagles won the 2006-2007 Class C State Championship on March 3, with their record of 36-5, for the first time in eighteen years.

Pleasant Hill is the birthplace and burial site of the legendary Shreveport minister D. L. Dykes, Jr., who pastored the large First United Methodist Church there from 1955-1984. Dykes was a pioneer of television ministry and a voice for racial harmony during the civil rights movement.

Geography

Pleasant Hill is located at coor dms|31|49|5|N|93|31|0|W|city (31.818013, -93.516715)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.0 km² (1.6 mi²), all land.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 786 people, 293 households, and 200 families residing in the village. The population density was 194.5/km² (505.4/mi²). There were 337 housing units at an average density of 83.4/km² (216.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 58.78% White, 35.11% African American, 3.18% Native American, 0.13% Asian, and 2.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.91% of the population.

There were 293 households out of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 18.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the village the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 84.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $18,068, and the median income for a family was $35,625. Males had a median income of $38,125 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,188. About 26.8% of families and 30.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.5% of those under age 18 and 43.6% of those age 65 or over.

Notable natives and residents

* W. Ray Scott Mayor of Natchitoches was born in Pleasant Hill in 1923. Scott worked to procure university status for Northwestern State University.

References


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