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Welcome to Boyce ...

The town of Boyce is located in Rapides Parish<1>.

The location of Boyce has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Boyce, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1883.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Boyce has a population of 979 people<3> (see below for details).

Boyce is 80 feet [24 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Boyce lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Boyce: (318)

The ZIP code for Boyce: 71409<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Boyce had an population of 979 people. This is a decrease of 2.49% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.73% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Boyce had a population of 1,004 people. This makes Boyce the parish's 7th most populous community.

The population of Boyce represents 0.02% of the total population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 172nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,004 people, the population of Boyce decreased 15.63% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,190 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Boyce.

Communities Also Named Boyce ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 8 communities that are also named Boyce - they are located in Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Boyce.

Communities near Boyce ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Boyce.

  • Alexandria
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Pineville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
  • Ball
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ball have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ball
    • Ball is located in Rapides Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,906 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ball <6>
  • Colfax
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
  • Woodworth
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Pollock
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Dry Prong
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Prong have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Prong
    • Dry Prong is located in Grant Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dry Prong <6>
  • Creola
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creola
    • Creola is located in Grant Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 216 people
    • Creola has also been known as:
    • Creola village
  • Hot Wells
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Wells
    • Hot Wells is located in Rapides Parish
  • Lena
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Boyce. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Boyce.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Boyce. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Boyce.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Boyce. See our Newspapers Page for Boyce.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Boyce ...

Looking for more information about Boyce? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Boyce, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Boyce.

Adding Boyce to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Boyce in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Boyce was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Boyce post office opened in 1883.

We also found Boyce in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Boyce.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Boyce. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Rapides Parish:

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Rapides, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Boyce.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Boyce - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Boyce). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Boyce or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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