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South Mansfield, Louisiana
Census Data for South Mansfield ...
The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2018 and it gave South Mansfield a population of 349 people.
The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, which gave South Mansfield a population of 346 people.
The village of South Mansfield is located in De Soto Parish. The 2010 Census gave De Soto Parish a population of 26,656 people. This means that South Mansfield had 1.3% of the parish's total population, making it De Soto's 4th most populous community.
At the same time, Louisiana had a population of 4,533,372 people.
When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a village like South Mansfield, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this defines the sampling area (usually shaped as a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the village.
Things like the population, area and housing for South Mansfield reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of South Mansfield might be different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau to resolve any difference between the two.
The 2010 Census shows that the sampling area for South Mansfield has a total area of 0.7 square miles [1.8 km²]. Of this total, 0.68 square miles [1.8 km²] is land, with the balance (3.14%) being water (0.02 square miles [0.1 km²]).
De Soto Parish has a land area of 875 square miles [2,267.7 km²]. At 0.68 square miles [1.8 km²], South Mansfield has 0.08% of the parish's total land area.
Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually the center of the polygon, known as the centroid). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:
Lat: 32° 0' 58" (or 32.02°) [Map]
More information on this topic and the changes between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census can be found in the section for our Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Population Density ...
Using the population (346 people) and land area (0.68 square miles [1.8 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, South Mansfield had a population density of 493.6 people per square mile [190.6 people/km²].
In comparison, the 2000 Census shows South Mansfield had a population of 352 people and a land area of 0.69 square miles [1.8 km²]. This gives a population density of 499.7 people per square mile [192.9 people/km²]
NOTE: Be aware that when comparing population density between the 2000 and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for South Mansfield. You need to be careful when making such a comparison, the differences are likely to lead to a questionable comparison. More information about the nature of these differences can be found in the section Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Housing Units ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, South Mansfield had 191 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 346 people, this averages 1.81 people per Housing Unit.
The 2010 Census shows South Mansfield had a land area of 0.68 square miles [1.8 km²]. This translates to 272.5 Housing Units per square mile [105.2 housing units/km²].
From the Census of 2000: South Mansfield had 166 Housing Units, a population of 352 people and a land area of 0.69 square miles [1.8 km²]. This gives a density of 2.12 people per Housing Unit and 235.6 Housing Units per square mile [91 housing units/km²].
NOTE: Repeating the caution above (under Population Density), be aware that when comparing Housing Units between the 2000 and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for South Mansfield and you need to be careful when comparing numbers between the censuses. More information about the nature of these the changes can be found in the section called Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
De Soto Parish ...
The community of South Mansfield is located in De Soto Parish.
The county had a population of 26,656 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 346 people, South Mansfield represented 1.3% of the parish's total.
In addition, where the village of South Mansfield has a population density of 493.6 people per square mile [190.6 people/km²], De Soto Parish averages 30.44 people per square mile [11.75 people/km²].
For more information, please visit our Census Page for De Soto Parish.
Population Rings for South Mansfield ...
To help identify the number of people who live in South Mansfield and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on South Mansfield. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4>
Census-to-Census Observations ...
When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for South Mansfield, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of South Mansfield. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change. If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.
There is only a very minor difference in the sampling area given between the 2010 Census and the 2000 Census.
The 2010 Census shows that the total area for South Mansfield was 0.7 square miles [1.8 km²]. Of this total, 0.68 square miles [1.8 km²] is land, with the balance (3.14%) being water (0.02 square miles [0.1 km²]).
The 2000 Census shows a total area of 0.7 square miles [1.8 km²]. Of this total, 0.69 square miles [1.8 km²] is land, with the balance (2.62%) being water (0.02 square miles [0 km²]).
While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of South Mansfield, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for South Mansfield.
For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:
Lat: 32.016141° (or 32°0'58" N) [Map]
For the 2000 Census, the location given was:
Lat: 32.016740° (or 32°1'0" N) [Map]
The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 964 feet to the east<5> of the location that was used in the 2000 Census.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#2407551) to South Mansfield. This identifier also marks a GSP point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of South Mansfield. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:
Lat: 32.017956° (or 32°1'4" N) [Map]
The GSP location given for the 2010 Census lies 676 feet to the south<6> of the point given by the GNIS for South Mansfield. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for South Mansfield.
Miscellaneous Information for South Mansfield ...
The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county, parish and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either De Soto Parish or the village of South Mansfield:
The GNIS Codes ...
The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to South Mansfield:
GNIS ID for South Mansfield: 2407551
The FIPS Codes ...
An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):
State Code: 22 (Louisiana)
County Code: 031 (De Soto Parish)
Place Code: 71820 (South Mansfield)
Misc. Census Codes ...
South Mansfield is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #7 (the West South-Central Division).
For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for South Mansfield.
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The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau
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The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/
The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)
The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
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This page was last modified: 13 Aug 2019