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Welcome to Waterproof ...

The town of Waterproof is located in Tensas Parish<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Waterproof has a population of 555 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Waterproof is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Waterproof is located in the (318) area code.

The ZIP code for Waterproof: 71375<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Waterproof had an population of 555 people. This is a decrease of 19.33% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 33.45% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Waterproof had a population of 688 people (which is 13.1% of the total population of Tensas Parish). This makes Waterproof the parish's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Waterproof represents 0.02% of the total population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 206th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 688 people, the population of Waterproof decreased 17.51% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 834 people).

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

Adding Waterproof 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 Waterproof 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 Waterproof 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 Waterproof on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Waterproof ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Louisiana communities named Waterproof: This one is located in Tensas Parish and the other is located in Terrebonne Parish.

Beyond Louisiana, there are 2 communities that are also named Waterproof - they are located in and Arkansas.

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

Communities near Waterproof ...

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

  • Natchez [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Natchez
    • Natchez [Adams County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Waterproof
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,615 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Natchez
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Natchez<7>
  • Vidalia [Concordia Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vidalia
    • Vidalia [Concordia Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Waterproof
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,815 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vidalia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vidalia<7>
  • Ferriday [Concordia Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferriday
    • Ferriday [Concordia Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Waterproof
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,204 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferriday have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferriday
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ferriday<7>
  • Saint Joseph [Tensas Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Joseph
    • Saint Joseph [Tensas Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Waterproof
    • Estimated population in 2019: 973 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Joseph have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Joseph
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Joseph<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wisner [Franklin Parish]
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      • Wisner [Franklin Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Waterproof
      • Estimated population in 2019: 900 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wisner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wisner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wisner<7>
    • Clayton [Concordia Parish]
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      • Clayton [Concordia Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Waterproof
      • Estimated population in 2019: 640 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<7>
    • Ridgecrest [Concordia Parish]
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      • Ridgecrest [Concordia Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Waterproof
      • Estimated population in 2019: 603 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgecrest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgecrest
    • Sicily Island [Catahoula Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sicily Island
      • Sicily Island [Catahoula Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Waterproof
      • Estimated population in 2019: 465 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sicily Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sicily Island
    • Rodney [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rodney
      • Rodney [Jefferson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Waterproof
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rodney
    • West Ferriday [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Ferriday
      • West Ferriday [Concordia Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Waterproof
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Ferriday have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Ferriday

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Waterproof ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Waterproof. 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 Tensas, 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 have 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 Waterproof.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Waterproof - 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 Waterproof). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Waterproof or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Waterproof) 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 Waterproof. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Waterproof

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waterproof. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8072, Longitude: -91.3861       In this case, the coordinates for Waterproof have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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