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"Napoleonville" redirects here. For the town in northwestern France that briefly bore this name, see Pontivy.
Napoleonville, Louisiana
Village
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Assumption
Elevation 20 ft (6.1 m)
Coordinates 29°56′16″N 91°01′36″W / 29.93778°N 91.02667°W / 29.93778; -91.02667Coordinates: 29°56′16″N 91°01′36″W / 29.93778°N 91.02667°W / 29.93778; -91.02667
Area 0.4 km2 (0.2 sq mi)
 - land 0.4 km2 (0.2 sq mi)
 - water 0.0 km2 (0 sq mi), 0%
Population 660 (2010)
Density 1,512.5 / km2 (3,917.4 / sq mi)
Leader Ron Animashaun (D)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 985
Location of Napoleonville in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States

Napoleonville is a village in and the parish seat of Assumption Parish, in the U.S. state of Louisiana.[1] The population was 660 at the 2010 census.[2] It is part of the Pierre Part Micropolitan Statistical Area. The village is best known as the location where the film Because of Winn-Dixie, based on Kate DiCamillo's Newbery Prize-winning novel, was shot. The book was set in (fictional) Naomi, Florida.

History[edit]

As early as 1807 the community that later became Napoleonville was known as "Canal". This canal extended west from Napoleonville to Lake Verret.[3] The town was named by a soldier who served under Napoleon Bonaparte. The soldier is buried in the nearby town of Plattenville in the Cemetery of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church located on Hwy 308 south.

The first permanent settlements in this region were made by the French and Spanish (including Isleños) about the middle of the 18th century along Bayou Lafourche, between the present towns of Donaldsonville and Napoleonville. From 1755 to 1764, the population was increased by the immigration of the exiled Acadians who entered the area clearing the land and building comfortable homes. The town was officially incorporated on March 11, 1878.[4]

Geography[edit]

Napoleonville is located at 29°56′16″N 91°1′36″W / 29.93778°N 91.02667°W / 29.93778; -91.02667 (29.937778, -91.026750).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.15 square miles (0.4 km2), all land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 497
1890 723 45.5%
1900 945 30.7%
1910 1,201 27.1%
1920 1,171 −2.5%
1930 1,180 0.8%
1940 1,301 10.3%
1950 1,260 −3.2%
1960 1,148 −8.9%
1970 1,008 −12.2%
1980 829 −17.8%
1990 802 −3.3%
2000 686 −14.5%
2010 660 −3.8%
Est. 2014 647 [6] −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 686 people, 246 households, and 170 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,917.9 inhabitants per square mile (1,471.5/km²). There were 288 housing units at an average density of 1,644.8 per square mile (617.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 29.01% White, 69.83% African American, 0.44% Native American, and 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.29% of the population.

There were 246 households out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.0% were married couples living together, 27.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.40.

In the village the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 81.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $18,977, and the median income for a family was $21,339. Males had a median income of $26,750 versus $16,607 for females. The per capita income for the village was $12,005. About 31.4% of families and 31.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 48.8% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable natives and residents[edit]

National Guard[edit]

The village is home to the 928th Sapper Company, a combat engineer unit of the 769th Engineer Battalion of the Louisiana Army National Guard which in turn is headquartered at Baton Rouge. Both of these units belong to the 225th Engineer Brigade headquartered at Camp Beauregard near Pineville.

Twin towns[edit]

The town maintains twinning links with:

  • France Pontivy (Napoléonville in 1804), France since 1989

References[edit]


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SRJ News
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:52:21 -0700

The Aegis pipeline, which originates at Enterprise's natural gas liquids fractionation and storage complex in Mont Belvieu, Texas, extends 270 miles to Napoleonville, Louisiana. The initial 60-mile segment between Mont Belvieu and Beaumont, Texas began ...

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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 12:30:00 -0700

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MarketWatch
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:25:26 -0700

The Aegis pipeline, which originates at Enterprise's natural gas liquids fractionation and storage complex in Mont Belvieu, Texas, extends 270 miles to Napoleonville, Louisiana. The initial 60-mile segment between Mont Belvieu and Beaumont, Texas began ...

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:06:12 -0700

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StreetInsider.com
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 04:03:45 -0700

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MarketWatch
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 16:03:45 -0700

... capacity being added on the Aegis pipeline between Mont Belvieu, Texas and the Napoleonville, Louisiana area along the Mississippi River corridor. The 270-mile Aegis pipeline system is designed to transport purity ethane from Enterprise's Mont ...

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Street Report
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 06:07:30 -0700

... the start of a supplemental binding open commitment period to determine shipper demand for incremental capacity being added on the Aegis pipeline between Mont Belvieu, Texas and the Napoleonville, Louisiana area along the Mississippi River corridor.

ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 06:52:30 -0700

But the Napoleonville, Louisiana, native has been a high-end starter for the Packers for the past seven years (31 interceptions, including the playoffs, since 2008) and could bring a needed veteran presence to a young Saints secondary. -- Mike Triplett
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