Glenmora, Louisiana is a small city located in the central region of the state. The population according to the most recent census was 4,567. Glenmora is situated in a flat, coastal plain and is bordered by rivers, streams, and lakes. The climate is humid subtropical with mild winters and hot summers with heavy rainfall during the spring and summer months.
Glenmora has been a part of state history since it was incorporated in 1876. During this time it was known as an agricultural center for cotton production. This eventually shifted to timber production after World War II when more efficient farming techniques were developed. Today, Glenmora still relies heavily on agriculture for its economic well-being with poultry and other livestock being the primary industry.
Politics in Glenmora are mainly conservative with a strong Christian influence from local churches and organizations such as the Bible Belt Movement that are very active in local politics. Most residents vote for Republican candidates in national elections but will sometimes switch sides for state or local issues depending on their stance on certain issues.
Glenmora has several schools including elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and a technical college offering post-secondary education options. There are also private schools available as well as home schooling programs offered by some of the local churches that have strong ties to the community’s religious roots.
The area also has some notable landmarks including Lake Mora which provides recreational activities such as fishing and swimming during warmer months; The Old Cotton Gin Museum which pays tribute to the city’s agricultural past; The Sibley House which was built in 1872; and The Oak Grove Cemetery where many of Glenmora’s earliest settlers are buried.
Population: 1,558. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,558 (0.0% change)
Males: 729 (46.8%), Females: 829 (53.2%)
Zip code: 71433
Median resident age: 34.9 years
Median household income: $21,736
Median house value: $40,300
Races in Glenmora:
- White Non-Hispanic (63.7%)
- Black (30.9%)
- Hispanic (2.4%)
- American Indian (2.1%)
- Other race (1.1%)
- Two or more races (0.7%)
Ancestries: United States (18.0%), Irish (7.3%), English (5.8%), French (5.4%), Scotch-Irish (1.5%), German (1.3%).
Elevation: 136 feet
Land area: 1.7 square miles
Glenmora, Louisiana is a small town located in the northern part of the state. It has a population of approximately 2,500 people and covers just over two square miles. The town is known for its small-town charm and friendly atmosphere. The majority of the population is white, with a minority presence of African American and Hispanic residents. The median household income in Glenmora is around $35,000, which makes it an affordable place to live.
The cost of living in Glenmora is quite reasonable compared to other towns in the area. Housing costs are below average for this area with median home prices ranging from $125,000 to $150,000 depending on size and location. Renting is also an option with median rent being around $850 per month for a one bedroom apartment or home. Utilities are also reasonably priced with electricity averaging about $100 per month and water averaging about $25 per month for an average family size household. Other costs such as groceries and transportation are also lower than other towns in the area making it an affordable place to live overall.
For population 25 years and over in Glenmora
- High school or higher: 69.1%
- Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.0%
- Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
- Unemployed: 8.5%
- Mean travel time to work: 26.4 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Glenmora town
- Never married: 25.2%
- Now married: 50.3%
- Separated: 4.8%
- Widowed: 9.9%
- Divorced: 9.9%
1.3% Foreign born
Population change in the 1990s: -127 (-7.5%).
Hospitals/medical centers near Glenmora:
- OAKDALE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; OAKDALE, LA)
- CROSSROADS REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; ALEXANDRIA, LA)
- CHRISTUS ST FRANCIS CABRINI HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; ALEXANDRIA, LA)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Glenmora:
- ALEXANDRIA INTL (about 24 miles; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Abbreviation: AEX)
- POLK AAF (about 42 miles; FORT POLK, LA; Abbreviation: POE)
- CHENNAULT INTL (about 66 miles; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Abbreviation: CWF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Glenmora:
- WOODWORTH (about 12 miles; WOODWORTH, LA; Abbreviation: 1R4)
- ALLEN PARISH (about 17 miles; OAKDALE, LA; Abbreviation: L42)
- BUNKIE MUNICIPAL (about 25 miles; BUNKIE, LA; Abbreviation: 2R6)
Colleges and Universities
According to educationvv, Louisiana is home to the following higher educational institutes:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Glenmora:
- NORTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA (about 64 miles; NATCHITOCHES, LA; Full-time enrollment: 7,710)
- UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE (about 66 miles; LAFAYETTE, LA; Full-time enrollment: 13,673)
- MCNEESE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 71 miles; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Full-time enrollment: 6,460)
- SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY AND A & M COLLEGE (about 102 miles; BATON ROUGE, LA; Full-time enrollment: 8,399)
- LOUISIANA STATE UNIV & AG & MECH & HEBERT LAWS CTR (about 105 miles; BATON ROUGE, LA; Full-time enrollment: 28,696)
- LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY (about 107 miles; RUSTON, LA; Full-time enrollment: 9,013)
- GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY (about 108 miles; GRAMBLING, LA; Full-time enrollment: 4,299)
Public high school in Glenmora:
- GLENMORA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 312; Location: 1414 SEVENTH STREET; Grades: 07 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Glenmora:
- GLENMORA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 345; Location: 1518 SEVENTH AVENUE; Grades: PK – 06)
- PLAINVIEW HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 262; Location: 10935 HIGHWAY 112; Grades: PK – 12)