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Catahoula Parish, Louisiana
Map of Louisiana highlighting Catahoula Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location in the U.S.
Founded 1808
Named for Tensas word for big, clear lake
Seat Harrisonburg
Largest city Jonesville
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

739 sq mi (1,915 km²)
704 sq mi (1,822 km²)
36 sq mi (93 km²), 4.84%
 - (2000)
 - Density

16/sq mi (6/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Catahoula Parish (French: Paroisse de Catahoula) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. Its seat is Harrisonburg. In 2000, the population of the parish was 10,920.

Geography[edit | edit source]

The parish has a total area of 1,915 km² (739 sq mi). 1,822 km² (704 sq mi) of it is land and 93 km² (36 sq mi) of it (4.84%) is water.

Major Highways[edit | edit source]

Adjacent parishes[edit | edit source]

Demographics[edit | edit source]

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 10,920 people, 4,082 households, and 2,992 families residing in the parish. The population density was 6/km² (16/sq mi). There were 5,351 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (8/sq mi). The racial makeup of the parish was 71.78% White, 27.12% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. 0.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,082 households out of which 32.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.70% were married couples living together, 14.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.70% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the parish the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 10.00% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.00 males.

The median income for a household in the parish was $22,528, and the median income for a family was $27,206. Males had a median income of $26,181 versus $18,427 for females. The per capita income for the parish was $12,608. About 22.60% of families and 28.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.80% of those under age 18 and 20.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[edit | edit source]

Map of Catahoula Parish, Louisiana With Municipal Labels

See also[edit | edit source]

Coordinates: 31°40′N 91°51′W / 31.67, -91.85

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