Cullen, Louisiana

Cullen, Louisiana
Town of Cullen
Cullen Municipal Building, with the office of Mayor Bobby R. Washington
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Webster
Elevation 249 ft (75.9 m)
Coordinates 32°58′10″N 93°26′53″W / 32.96944°N 93.44806°W / 32.96944; -93.44806
Area 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 - land 1.2 sq mi (3 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 1,296 (2000)
Density 1,109.6 / sq mi (428.4 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 318
Location of Cullen in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Cullen welcome sign
Restored Kansas City Southern Railroad museum in Cullen
The International Paper Company container plant in Cullen is a scaled-down version of a former pulpwood factory which located here in 1937.
Cullen First Baptist Church is a Baptist Missionary Association of America congregation.

Cullen is a town just south of Springhill in northern Webster Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 1,296 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Minden Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Mayor Bobby Ray Washington is the former president and vice president of the Louisiana Municipal Association. He also maintains a residence in Shreveport.[1]

Cullen has a restored Kansas City Southern Railroad museum located across from the International Paper Company plant.


Cullen is located at 32°58′10″N 93°26′53″W / 32.96944°N 93.44806°W / 32.96944; -93.44806 (32.969335, -93.448092)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,296 people, 505 households, and 319 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,109.6 people per square mile (427.7/km²). There were 600 housing units at an average density of 513.7 per square mile (198.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 13.35% White, 84.88% African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.

There were 505 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 28.1% were married couples living together, 27.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.8% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 77.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 66.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $15,319, and the median income for a family was $18,854. Males had a median income of $20,368 versus $18,393 for females. The per capita income for the town was $8,307. About 31.3% of families and 39.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 52.3% of those under age 18 and 30.3% of those age 65 or over.


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