Zip Code 71459 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameFort Polk
Zip Code StateLouisiana
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Vernon
Area Code337
Alternate Zip Code NamesLEESVILLE
Unacceptable Zip Code NamesDOGWOOD TERRACE
Current Population:11902
Racial Majority:White 59.87%
Public School Racial Majority:White 52.8%
Unemployment Rate:3.7%
Median Household Income$37322
Average Adjusted Gross Income$39270
School Test Performance:Above Average
Average Commute Time10.2 Minutes
Time Zone:Central Standard Time
Elevation Range269 - 354 ft.
Area42 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)31.06861900, -93.17792700

Zip Code 71459 Description

Zip Code 71459 is located in the state of Louisiana in the Alexandria metro area. Zip code 71459 is primarily located in Vernon County. The official US Postal Service name for 71459 is FORT POLK, Louisiana. Portions of zip code 71459 are contained within or border the city limits of Fort Polk North, LA, Fort Polk South, LA, . Zip code 71459 is within area code 337 and area code 318. 71459 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Louisiana.

The current unemployment level in 71459 is 3.7% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 8.5% and is lower than the current state unemployment at 4.3% and lower than the current national unemployment rate at 4.3%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 71459 decreased to 11902 from 14305 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 71459 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 71459 public schools is White. 62.7% of students in 71459 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 7332 59.87% 7051 +4%
 Black Or African American 1844 15.06% 2085 -12%
 Hispanic 2365 19.31% 1778 +33%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 62 0.51% 87 -29%
 Asian 126 1.03% 246 -49%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 97 -100%
 Other Race 21 0.06% 21 -67%
 Two Or More Races 537 4.17% 537 -5%

Zip Code 71459 Race/Ethnicity

 White 52.8%
 Black Or African American 20.7%
 Hispanic 16.1%
 Asian 2.1%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 1.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.6%
 Two or More Races 6.1%

Zip Code 71459 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population1190214305
Male Population56.50%
Female Population43.50%
Total Households3111
Test Score PerformanceAbove Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
62.7%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
100.0%
Median Household Income$37322
Income Under $50K Per Year70.50%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year26.30%
Income Above $100K Per Year3.20%
71459 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Louisiana District 4Mike JohnsonRepublican
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$157558
Average Real Estate Sale Price$101281
Current Unemployment Level 3.7%
Previous Month Unemployment Level3.8%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago5.1%
71446 - Leesville
70656 - Pitkin
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 8b: 15F to 20F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 8b: 15F to 20F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion 35e - Southern Tertiary Uplands
Average First Frost DatesNovember 11 - 20
Average Last Frost DatesMarch 11 - 20

Zip Code 71459 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)37404753626871706553453854
Avg Max Temp (°F)59637177849093938880696177
Avg Precip (In.)5.954.575.074.325.465.024.683.814.264.035.346.1458.64
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Fort Polk South, LA
CBSA Type71459
CBSA Population45282
Time ZoneCentral Standard Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-6 Hours