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City of Pineville
City
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Rapides
Elevation 118 ft (36 m)
Coordinates 31°20′20″N 92°24′45″W / 31.33889°N 92.4125°W / 31.33889; -92.4125
Area 12.1 sq mi (31.3 km2)
 - land 11.5 sq mi (30 km2)
 - water 0.6 sq mi (2 km2), 4.96%
Population 13,829 (2000)
Density 1,204.8 /sq mi (465.2 /km2)
Mayor Clarence R. Fields
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 318
Location of Pineville in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Website: http://www.pineville.net

Pineville is a city in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is adjacent to the city of Alexandria, and is part of that city's Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 13,829 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Pineville is located at 31°20′20″N 92°24′45″W / 31.33889°N 92.4125°W / 31.33889; -92.4125 (31.338781, -92.412485)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.1 square miles (31.3 km²), of which, 11.5 square miles (29.7 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²) of it (4.97%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 13,829 people, 4,994 households, and 3,121 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,204.8 people per square mile (465.1/km²). There were 5,448 housing units at an average density of 474.6/sq mi (183.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 69.57% White, 26.08% African American, 0.51% Native American, 1.90% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 1.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.14% of the population.

There were 4,994 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 13.1% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,159, and the median income for a family was $37,735. Males had a median income of $30,205 versus $21,154 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,969. About 14.3% of families and 20.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.5% of those under age 18 and 19.9% of those age 65 or over.

Museums

Pineville houses two unique museums. The Louisiana Maneuvers Museum provides insight into the huge maneuvers that prepared the United States for World War II and promoted the career of General Dwight D. Eisenhower because of his organizational skills.

The former Pineville City Hall building now houses the only museum in Louisiana dedicated to municipal government

Old Town Hall Museum "is the only museum in the entire state of Louisiana dedicated to municipal government."[3]

Original LSU in Pineville

Louisiana State University was founded by the Louisiana General Assembly in 1853. It was founded under the name Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy and was located near Pineville. The first session began on January 2, 1860, with General William Tecumseh Sherman of Ohio as LSU president.LSU Quickfacts

In 1906, the Southern Baptist-affiliated Louisiana College opened in Pineville.

National Guard

Pineville has Camp Beauregard located adjacent to the city operated by the Louisiana Army National Guard. It is the headquarters location for the 225th Engineer Brigade one of the largest Engineer units in the US Army.

Notable people from Pineville

Mayor Clarence R. Fields of Pineville
Grave of Reverend Jim Spencer in Forest Lawn Memorial Park

Pineville gallery

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