Morehouse Parish, Louisiana
|Morehouse Parish, Louisiana|
Location in the state of Louisiana
Louisiana's location in the U.S.
|Named for||Abraham Morehouse|
805 sq mi (2,085 km²)
794 sq mi (2,057 km²)
11 sq mi (28 km²), 1.37%
39/sq mi (15/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Morehouse Parish (French: Paroisse de Morehouse) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Bastrop. In the 2010 census, the population was 27,979, a decrease of 3,042, or 9,8 percent, from the 2000 tabulation of 31,021. The parish is 47 percent African American.
The parish has a total area of 805 square miles (2,085 km²), of which, 794 square miles (2,057 km²) of it is land and 11 square miles (28 km²) of it (1.36%) is water.
Major highways 
Adjacent counties and parishes 
- Union County, Arkansas (northwest)
- Ashley County, Arkansas (north)
- Chicot County, Arkansas (northeast)
- West Carroll Parish (east)
- Richland Parish (southeast)
- Ouachita Parish (southwest)
- Union Parish (west)
||Union County, Arkansas||Ashley County, Arkansas||Chicot County, Arkansas|
|Union Parish||West Carroll Parish|
|Ouachita Parish||Richland Parish|
National protected areas 
As of the census of 2000, there were 31,021 people, 11,382 households, and 8,320 families residing in the parish. The population density was 39 people per square mile (15/km²). There were 12,711 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the parish was 55.76% White, 43.36% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. 0.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
|Morehouse Parish Census Data|
There were 11,382 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.10% were married couples living together, 19.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.90% were non-families. 24.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.14.
In the parish the population was spread out with 27.50% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, and 15.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.10 males.
The median income for a household in the parish was $25,124, and the median income for a family was $31,358. Males had a median income of $31,385 versus $18,474 for females. The per capita income for the parish was $13,197. About 21.30% of families and 26.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.90% of those under age 18 and 23.80% of those age 65 or over.
Presidential politics 
In the 2012 U.S. presidential election, Morehouse Parish cast 6,591 votes (52.3 percent) for Republican nominee Mitt Romney. U.S. President Barack H. Obama trailed with 5,888 ballots (46.7 percent). These results nearly identically parallel the racial complexion of Morehouse Parish. In 2008, Republican John S. McCain prevailed in Morehouse Parish with 7,258 votes (55 percent) to Barack Obama's 5,792 ballots (43.9 percent).
Cities and towns 
Morehouse Parish School Board operates local public schools.
National Guard 
See also 
- "Morehouse Parish, Louisiana". quickfacts.census.gov. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- United States Census Bureau. "Louisiana Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". Retrieved 2008-02-02.
- "Louisiana general election returns, November 6, 2012". staticresults.sos.la.gov. Retrieved December 7, 2012.
- "Louisiana general election returns, November 4, 2008". staticresults.sos.la.gov. Retrieved December 7, 2012.