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Welcome to Lake Providence ...

The town of Lake Providence is located in East Carroll Parish<1> and is the Parish Seat for East Carroll Parish.

A typical abbreviation for Lake Providence: Lk. Providence

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lake Providence has a population of 3,429 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Lake Providence.

Lake Providence is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Lake Providence is within the (318) area code.

The ZIP code for Lake Providence: 71254<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lake Providence had an population of 3,429 people. This is a decrease of 14.08% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 32.82% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lake Providence had a population of 3,991 people (which is 51.44% of the total population of East Carroll Parish). This makes Lake Providence the parish's most populous community.

The population of Lake Providence represents 0.09% of the total population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 76th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,991 people, the population of Lake Providence decreased 21.81% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,104 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lake Providence.

Adding Lake Providence to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Lake Providence elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Lake Providence on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Lake Providence ...

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

  • Rolling Fork [Sharkey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Fork
    • Rolling Fork [Sharkey County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Lake Providence
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,929 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Fork
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rolling Fork<6>
  • Oak Grove [West Carroll Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
    • Oak Grove [West Carroll Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Lake Providence
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,553 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Grove<6>
  • Mayersville [Issaquena County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayersville
    • Mayersville [Issaquena County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Lake Providence
    • Estimated population in 2019: 591 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayersville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayersville
  • Kilbourne [West Carroll Parish]
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    • Kilbourne [West Carroll Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Lake Providence
    • Estimated population in 2019: 383 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kilbourne have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kilbourne
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kilbourne<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Forest [West Carroll Parish]
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      • Forest [West Carroll Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Lake Providence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 337 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest<6>
    • Cary [Sharkey County]
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      • Cary [Sharkey County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Lake Providence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 272 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cary have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cary
    • Pioneer [West Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pioneer
      • Pioneer [West Carroll Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Lake Providence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 147 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pioneer have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pioneer<6>
    • Transylvania [East Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Transylvania
      • Transylvania [East Carroll Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Lake Providence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Transylvania have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Transylvania
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Transylvania<6>
    • Blanton [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blanton
      • Blanton [Sharkey County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Lake Providence
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanton
    • Issaquena [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Issaquena
      • Issaquena [Sharkey County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Lake Providence
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Issaquena

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 Lake Providence. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lake Providence.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lake Providence. 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 Lake Providence.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lake Providence. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Lake Providence.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lake Providence ...

Looking for more information about Lake Providence? 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 Lake Providence, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lake Providence.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including East Carroll, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lake Providence.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lake Providence - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Lake Providence). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lake Providence or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lake Providence) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lake Providence. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lake Providence

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake Providence. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8017, Longitude: -91.1760    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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