Calhoun Tourism, Louisiana

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Calhoun Louisiana is a large unincorporated community in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is named for Archibald Calhoun, who was an original settler and landowner. Its elevation is 177 feet (54 m), and it is located at 32°30′46″N 92°21′31″W / 32.51278°N 92.35861°W (32.5126469, -92.3584744). It is unincorporated (no local government) and is governed by the parish through a board of commissioners known as the Police Jury. It is a census designated place and at the time of the most recent United States Census Survey, the population in Calhoun, LA was 1,965. Calhoun is located in a rural area with a landscape mixture of hills and woodlands on the former transcontinental route U.S. 80 near Interstate 20 approximately 10 miles west of West Monroe. It has experienced a large growth in population recently, due to many retail, restaurant, and entertainment venues nearby, as well as 3 local universities, but it also attracts young families raising children due to 4 public schools located in the community that all consistently place in the top percentile in achievement. Former U.S. Representative Newt V. Mills of Louisiana was born in Calhoun, as was the late Caddo Parish Sheriff James M. Goslin. Arkansas Republican former State Chairman Ken Coon was reared in Calhoun. Zach Dasher, a candidate for Louisiana's 5th congressional district seat in the November 4 primary election, resides in Calhoun.


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Facts and Stats for Calhoun*

  • Calhoun: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Calhoun for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Calhoun.

    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Calhoun - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 89.06 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 85.5 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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