Welcome to Pineville, Louisiana
"A Great Place to Call Home"


With a rich heritage of faith, tradition and pride, Pineville is recognized as a safe, family-friendly city where southern hospitality abounds and family values are honored.  Continued growth with the addition of multiple new businesses and industry has instilled an even deeper pride that our citizens have for their hometown.

Boasting a lengthy list of simple, yet key attributes, this thriving mid-size city is an ideal balance between small-town charm and big-city opportunity.  Today Pineville is known throughout the region as a business-friendly small city.

When asked what exactly makes Pineville  a great place to call home, you'll often hear Mayor Clarence Fields explain "...it's the people!  Because when you reduce all the great attributes down to their least common denominator, the answer you find is -- PEOPLE."

Mayor Clarence Fields Welcome

As the Mayor of Pineville, I would like to welcome you to the City of Pineville web site. The City of Pineville is a family friendly community located in the heart of Louisiana. It's the kind of place you'd like to raise your children in. 

Located in the geographic center of the state, Pineville's unique character is rooted in its 300 year history - a history full of colorful people and fascinating tales. Downtown Pineville still boasts much of the heritage with buildings built before the turn of the century, cemeteries that date back to the 1700's and the only museum in the state that focuses on city government. At the same time newer contemporary developments show our city's tremendous pride in our future. 

The city is built on the rich diversity of our arts and culture, education, business and services, recreation, and volunteer sectors. We are a city that takes pride in all that we do, working in partnership with the strong communities within our city. We are also proud to be home to Louisiana College, which is consistently ranked by US News and World Report as one of "America's Best Colleges."

I invite you to browse through our web site. You will find that we are a city "Open for Business;" we are a city committed to economic development, committed to partnerships, and most importantly, a city strongly committed to the future. I welcome the opportunity to share this vision with you.

If you have any questions, comments or feedback, please be sure to take advantage of the many opportunities on these pages to get in touch with me, members of the City Council as well as administration staff.

Thank you for visiting the City of Pineville web site!

Sincerely,
Clarence Fields
Mayor of Pineville

About the City of Pineville

On March 4, 1878 Pineville was granted a charter of corporation by the state of Louisiana and according to the 1880 Census, the City of Pineville had a population of 763.  Today this bustling hamlet boasts a population of nearly 15,000.  The total area of Pineville proper is 13.12 square miles and the average elevation is 118 feet above sea level.  The geographic coordinates of the City’s center is 31° 10’ 20” N, 92° 24’ 45” W.

Pineville serves as the business and retail center for a number of surrounding communities such as Ball, Bentley, Big Island, Buckeye, Centerpoint, Creola, Deville, Fishville, Holloway, Kolin, Libuse, Paradise, Pollock, Prospect, Ruby, Simms, Timber Trails, Tioga, and Wardville.

Pineville has a variety of shopping centers, national chain retail stores, locally owned businesses, banks, medical facilities, hotels and places of worship to serve its residents and visitors.

Pineville is home to several large non-government employers including Baker Manufacturing, Calvary Industries, Crest Operations, Electic Products, Hayes Manufacturing, McFarland Cascade, PlastiPak Packaging, PQ Corporation, and Procter & Gamble Manufacturing.  The Central Louisiana Electric Company (CLECO) corporate headquarters is also located in Pineville.

There are two industrial sites on the edge of Pineville’s corporate limits and in and around the city are two municipal airports, one regional airport and an international airport.  Kansas City Southern operates a rail line through the city and along the opposite bank of the Red River, from Pineville, is one of the largest inland river ports in the country.

The Central Louisiana State Hospital, the Pinecrest Support and Services Center, the Huey P. Long Memorial Hospital (recently closed), and the

Alexandria Veterans Administration Medical Center are all located in Pineville, as well as many private medical, eye, and dental clinics.  The Rapides Regional Medical Center and CHRISTUS St Frances Cabrini Hospital both have satellite operations in the City of Pineville with their main campuses just across the river.

The City of Pineville has three elementary schools, one junior high, one high school, and a college within its corporate limits to serve its citizens.  Within the communities the city serves there are several other elementary schools, three junior highs and three high schools.

Located adjacent to the city is Camp Beauregard.  Operated by the Louisiana Army National Guard (LANG), this 12,500 acre site is the headquarters of the 225th Engineer Brigade, which is one of the largest engineering units in the U.S. Army.  Camp Beauregard serves as the primary annual training and pre-mobilization training platform for the LANG and is a staging base for various emergency response agencies during times of State and Federal emergencies.

The City of Pineville is governed by a Mayor and five City Council members elected from their respective districts.  The City Council meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm in the City Council Chambers at City Hall. The Mayor of Pineville is Clarence Fields.

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