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Turtle Lake, Louisiana

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So far, we have found very little information about Turtle Lake. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

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Our information shows that the community of Turtle Lake is historic. The information below applies to the area where Turtle Lake would have been located.

Typical Abbreviation: Turtle Lk.

Time Zone: The area where Turtle Lake was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Telephone Area Code for surrounding area: (318)

Elevation: 50 feet [15.24 m] above sea level<2>

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<3>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Turtle Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6079, Longitude: -91.6201     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Turtle Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   31° 36' 28"
Lon:   -91° 37' 12"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<4>   Ferriday South

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Turtle Lake

GNIS ID:   544684
FIPS State / Place Code:   22 / 76755

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Turtle Lake)

About Concordia Parish

The community of Vidalia is the Parish Seat for Concordia Parish.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Concordia)


2018:<5>     19,572   (6% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     20,822   (2.84% increase since 2000)
2000:     20,247

Total Area:<6>   747 sq. miles [1,935.5 km²]   - of which 6.74% is water (50.4 sq. miles [130.5 km²])

Housing Units:<7>   9,383

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Concordia

GNIS ID:   558515
FIPS State / County Code:   22 / 029

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Turtle Lake)

About Louisiana

From the US Census


2018:     4,659,978   (2.79% increase since 2010)  
2010:     4,533,372   (1.44% increase since 2000)
2000:     4,468,976

Websites for State of Louisiana

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Louisiana

GNIS ID:   1629543
FIPS State:   22

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Turtle Lake, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Turtle Lake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Turtle Lake, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<4>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Turtle Lake.

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<5>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2018.

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<6>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Turtle Lake. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<7>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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