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  •   State: 
    Allen Parish
      County all: 
    Allen | Jefferson Davis
      County FIPS: 
    22003 | 22053
    30°29′12″N 92°50′48″W
      Area total: 
    5.53 sq mi (14.31 km²)
      Area land: 
    5.53 sq mi (14.31 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
    46 ft (14 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Kinder, Allen Parish, Louisiana, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    392.76 residents per square mile of area (151.64/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Kinder is a small town in Allen Parish, Louisiana, in the United States. The population was 2,477 at the 2010 census. It is home to Coushatta Casino Resort, the largest casino resort in Louisiana. The town is located at 30°2912N 92°5048W (30.486696, 92.846779). According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.5 square miles (14.3 km²) James A. Kinder, a Union soldier, went south during the Civil War and after the war, he returned to the state. He homesteaded a Soldier's Land Grant of 138.77 acres (56.16 ha) and built a store where Highway 165 and Highway 190 now intersect. The late Mayor J. Rayburn Bertrand of Lafayette served from 1960 to 1972 and presided over the near doubling of the municipal population. The Lieutenant Douglas B. Fournet Memorial Park, an American Legion enterprise, was dedicated on June 11, 1988, in Kinder to remember those who died in military service to the nation. In the 2020 United States census, there were 2,170 people, 973 households, and 649 families residing in the town. There were 848 households, out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.0% were married couples living together, 19.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families.


Kinder is located at 30°2912N 92°5048W (30.486696, 92.846779).According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.5 square miles (14.3 km²), all land. The town is located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. It has a population of 1,816. The city's population was 1,788 at the 2010 census. It is the largest town in West Virginia, with a total population of 2,716. It was the second-smallest town in the state, after Kildare, at the time of the 2010 Census. The population of the town was 2,814 at the 2000 census. The U.N. World Health Organization estimates the town's population to be 1,917. It's the largest city in the West Virginia state, and the state's population is 1,961. It also has the highest percentage of people living in poverty, at 1.7%. The town's unemployment rate is 2.7 per cent, according to the 2010 U.K. Census Bureau report. The rate of growth for the state as a whole is 1.8 per cent. The state has a poverty rate of 1.9 per cent; the rate for West Virginia is 3.1 per cent for all of the state. The United States has the lowest rate of poverty in the nation, at 0.9%.


As of the 2000 U.S. census, there were 2,148 people, 848 households, and 576 families residing in the town. The racial makeup of the town was 73.79% White, 22.30% African American, 1.26% Native American and 1.07% Asian. The median income for a household was $25,493, and the median family income was $31,799. About 19.6% of families and 20.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.8% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for the town in the 2000 census was $13,187. The town is located on the shores of the Red River, which flows into the Little Red River. The Red River is a tributary of the Mississippi River. It is located near the junction of the Little and Little Red Rivers, which runs through the center of the city. The river is a popular tourist destination, and is known for its scenic scenery. It was the site of the American Civil War Battle of the Bulge, which took place in 1875. The U.N. World Heritage Site is located in the area, and was once the site for the U.K.’s Great Depression-era “Dredging’ of the River.” (“The Red River River,” or “The River of the Depression”). It is also known as the “Red River River Trail”, which ran through the town for much of the 1930s.


James A. Kinder homesteaded a Soldier's Land Grant of 138.77 acres (56.16 ha) and built a home and store where Highway 165 and Highway 190 now intersect. Jabez Bunting Watkins brought the Watkins, Kansas City and Gulf Railroad through Kinder, and purchased Kinder's land in 1892. Kinder moved to Lake Charles. In 1903, Louisiana Gov. William Heard issued a proclamation declaring the site the Village of Kinder. In 1911, Kinder had a population of 1,088, thereby entitling it to be classified as a town. The mayors from 1903 on were Patrick Moore, Jack Dempsey, Dr. R.E. Oden, W.C. McNann, M.B. McRill, Randall H. Odom, J. W. Kingrey, D.T. Slocum, E.D. Migues, Percy LeLand, Lee St. Romain, Cledius LaFargue, Fred Ashy, and Estes Ledoux. A roadside marker commemorates the occasion. The town was used as the headquarters for the Blue Army during the Louisiana Maneuvers preceding the U.S. entry into WWII. The first mayor was Patrick E. Moore, who was appointed the first mayor, and four men who became aldermen were Fred Moore, Edoc Roza and J.W.Kingrey. The municipal building is named after the town's first alderman, who died in office.


Allen Parish Public Schools operates: Kinder High School, Kinder Middle School, and Kinder Elementary School. The school system is part of the Catholic Diocese of New Orleans. The Diocese is the largest Catholic school district in the state. The diocese has more than 1,000 students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The district also has a high school, a middle school, and an elementary school. The schools are located in the parish's unincorporated areas. The public school system was established in 1872. The parish has a history of being largely Catholic. It was the first school in the Parish in 1852. The current school system opened in 1953. The Parish has a long history of Catholic schools. The Catholic diocese was founded in 1854. The first school was opened in 1855. It is the only Catholic school in Allen Parish. It has been in the Diocese since 1876. It opened its first elementary school in 1881. It also opened a middle and high school in 1888. The high school was built in 1891. It closed in 1894. The elementary school was closed in 1901. It reopened in 1910. It had a new building in 1892. It now has a new middle school and elementary school and a new high school. It operates as a magnet school. In 1894, it opened a new elementary school, which opened in 1911. It currently has a sixth-grade center. In 1910, the school added a seventh-grade school.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Kinder, Allen Parish, Louisiana = 96.7. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 27. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 99. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Kinder = 5.6 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 2,170 individuals with a median age of 34.7 age the population dropped by -6.33% in Kinder, Allen Parish, Louisiana population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 392.76 residents per square mile of area (151.64/km²). There are average 2.32 people per household in the 828 households with an average household income of $38,107 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 9.70% of the available work force and has dropped -7.34% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 15.62%. The number of physicians in Kinder per 100,000 population = 63.1.


The annual rainfall in Kinder = 59.4 inches and the annual snowfall = 0.1 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 73. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 213. 92 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 39.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 23, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Kinder, Allen Parish, Louisiana which are owned by the occupant = 52.64%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 39 years with median home cost = $69,600 and home appreciation of 1.93%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $3.43 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,975 per student. There are 13.3 students for each teacher in the school, 374 students for each Librarian and 205 students for each Counselor. 1.93% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 5.38% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 6.42% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Kinder's population in Allen Parish, Louisiana of 22,199 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,1-fold to 2,170 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 54.72% female residents and 45.28% male residents live in Kinder, Allen Parish, Louisiana.

    As of 2020 in Kinder, Allen Parish, Louisiana are married and the remaining 41.95% are single population.

  • 23.8 minutes is the average time that residents in Kinder require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    78.34% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 17.79% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 3.31% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Kinder, Allen Parish, Louisiana, 52.64% are owner-occupied homes, another 36.60% are rented apartments, and the remaining 10.76% are vacant.

  • The 48.49% of the population in Kinder, Allen Parish, Louisiana who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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