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Rosepine, LA Info

Vernon Parish
Vernon Parish
Rosepine is a town in Vernon Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 1,390 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Fort Polk South Micropolitan Statistical Area.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.8 km), all of it land. It is located five miles north of DeRidder, La.


Incorporated in 1902 with logging as its primary industry, Rosepine is a small community with a population of about 1,452 located in the southwest Louisiana countryside. Rosepine is mid point, and home for many who work to the north and south of the town.

As the second largest town in Vernon Parish, Rosepine's Elementary School has the highest student population in the parish. Located about 13 miles to the south of Leesville/Fort Polk and only 3 miles north of DeRidder, this Christian community also hosts six churches within its 4 square mile area.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,390 people, 498 households, and 355 families residing in the town. The population density was 622.5 people per square mile (240.7/km). There were 563 housing units at an average density of 252.2 per square mile (97.5/km). The racial makeup of the town was 85.47% White, 5.83% African American, 1.08% Native American, 1.65% Asian, 2.95% from other races, and 3.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.97% of the population.

There were 498 households out of which 38.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 11.4% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,063, and the median income for a family was $32,778. Males had a median income of $28,988 versus $23,958 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,101. About 15.9% of families and 19.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.3% of those under age 18 and 15.3% of those age 65 or over.

Information courtesy of Wikipedia