La Salle Parish, Louisiana

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La Salle Parish, Louisiana
La Salle Parish, Louisiana Courthouse in Jena IMG 8360.JPG
The La Salle Parish Courthouse is located in Jena.
Map of Louisiana highlighting La Salle Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the United States highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location in the U.S.
Founded 1908
Named for René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle
Seat Jena
Largest city Jena
Area
 • Total 662 sq mi (1,716 km2)
 • Land 624 sq mi (1,616 km2)
 • Water 39 sq mi (100 km2), 5.82%
Population
 • (2010) 14,890
 • Density 22.5/sq mi (8.7/km²)
Congressional district 5th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Veterans monument at the La Salle Parish Courthouse

La Salle Parish (French: Paroisse de La Salle) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,890, an increase of 4.3 percent over the 2000 tabulation of 14,282. The parish was created in 1908 from the western section of Catahoula Parish.[1] The parish seat is Jena.[2]

History[edit]

It is named for René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle.

Geography[edit]

The parish has a total area of 662 square miles (1,714.6 km2), of which 624 square miles (1,616.2 km2) is land and 39 square miles (101.0 km2) (5.82%) is water.

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent parishes[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 9,402
1920 9,856 4.8%
1930 11,668 18.4%
1940 10,959 −6.1%
1950 12,717 16.0%
1960 13,011 2.3%
1970 13,295 2.2%
1980 17,004 27.9%
1990 13,662 −19.7%
2000 14,282 4.5%
2010 14,890 4.3%
Est. 2012 14,927 0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]
2012 Estimate[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 14,282 people, 5,291 households, and 3,798 families residing in the parish. The population density was 23 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 6,273 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the parish was 86.13% White, 12.20% Black or African American, 0.64% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. 0.82% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,291 households, out of which 33.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 9.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.20% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the parish the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 27.20% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 14.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 100.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.20 males.

The median income for a household in the parish was $28,189, and the median income for a family was $36,197. Males had a median income of $27,431 versus $19,697 for females. The per capita income for the parish was $14,033. About 14.90% of families and 18.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.70% of those under age 18 and 18.90% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Map of La Salle Parish, Louisiana With Municipal Labels

Towns[edit]

Unincorporated places[edit]

Notable natives and residents[edit]

National Guard[edit]

The 1087TH Transportation Company of the 165TH CSS (combat service support) Battalion of the 139TH RSG (regional support group) resides in Jena, Louisiana.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La Salle Parish, Louisiana". quickfacts.census.gov. Retrieved July 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved August 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved August 10, 2013. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 31°41′N 92°10′W / 31.68°N 92.16°W / 31.68; -92.16