Pineville, Louisiana

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Pineville is a small city in central Louisiana located on the eastern side of the Red River from the larger Alexandria. The population was 14,555 at the 2010 census, having grown by 5 percent over the 13,829 tabulation in 2000.[1]

Though Pineville is 65 percent white in population,[1] it has an African American mayor, Democrat Clarence Fields.

Pineville is the home of the Baptist-affiliated Louisiana College, the Central Louisiana State Hospital for the mentally impaired, the Huey P. Long Memorial Hospital, and the Alexandria Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Joy Dara, originally from Nigeria, is the pastor of the 3,000 member Zion Hill Church in Pineville. Controversial lawyer and judge Richard E. "Dick" Lee of Pineville was found dead early in 2016 in his law office of an accidental gunshot wound.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Census Quick Facts. Retrieved on September 22, 2012.