Grambling, Louisiana

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Grambling, Louisiana
City of Grambling
University President's Home at Grambling State University
University President's Home at Grambling State University
Location of Grambling in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Grambling in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.
Grambling, Louisiana is located in Louisiana
Grambling, Louisiana
Grambling, Louisiana
Coordinates: 32°31′39″N 92°42′50″W / 32.52750°N 92.71389°W / 32.52750; -92.71389Coordinates: 32°31′39″N 92°42′50″W / 32.52750°N 92.71389°W / 32.52750; -92.71389
Country United States
State Louisiana
Incorporated (city)1992
 • MayorEdward Jones (D)
 • Total5.92 sq mi (15.34 km2)
 • Land5.90 sq mi (15.29 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
 • Total5,239
 • Density887.51/sq mi (342.69/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code318
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Grambling is a city in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 4,949 at the 2010 census. The city is home to Grambling State University and is part of the Ruston Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Grambling was designated a "City" in the early 1990s (either in 1992[2] or 1993[3]), but was erroneously considered a "Town" during the 2000 census.


Grambling is located at 32°31′39″N 92°42′50″W / 32.52750°N 92.71389°W / 32.52750; -92.71389 (32.527427, -92.713987).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.5 square miles (14 km2), of which 5.5 square miles (14 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.36%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

2020 census[edit]

Grambling racial composition[6]
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 30 0.57%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 5,054 96.47%
Native American 6 0.11%
Asian 6 0.11%
Other/Mixed 107 2.04%
Hispanic or Latino 69 0.69%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 5,239 people, 1,812 households, and 1,118 families residing in the city.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 4,693 people, 1,173 households, and 649 families living in the town. The population density was 855.4 people per square mile (330.1/km2). There were 1,408 housing units at an average density of 256.6 per square mile (99.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.10% African American, 1.07% White, 0.11% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.53% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.98% of the population.

There were 1,173 households, out of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 28.0% were married couples living together, 22.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.6% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.99.

The age distribution of the population is: 13.4% under the age of 18, 54.9% from 18 to 24, 12.8% from 25 to 44, 11.2% from 45 to 64, and 7.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. Both the age distribution and median age are typical of college towns. For every 100 females, there are 84.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $19,331, and the median income for a family was $27,857. Males had a median income of $22,417 versus $20,842 for females. The per capita income for the town was $8,903. About 30.1% of families and 40.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 48.4% of those under age 18 and 13.6% of those age 65 or over.

Arts and culture[edit]

Eddie G. Robinson Museum in Grambling
  • Grambling Memorial Gardens
  • Eddie G. Robinson Museum


The city is home to Grambling State University, a public, coeducational, and historically black university founded in 1901 & accredited in 1949.

Lincoln Preparatory School is a charter school located in Grambling that serves (Grades K-12).

Notable people[edit]


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Grambling has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[8]


  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  2. ^ "Boundary Changes". Geographic Change Notes: Louisiana. Population Division, United States Census Bureau. 2006-05-19. Archived from the original on 2010-08-06. Retrieved 2008-10-24.
  3. ^ "The City of Grambling: Historical Information". Reginald Owens. Archived from the original on 2008-10-11. Retrieved 2008-10-24.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "Explore Census Data". Retrieved 2021-12-29.
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ Climate Summary for Grambling, Louisiana

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