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East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana
Map of Louisiana highlighting East Feliciana Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location in the U.S.
Founded 1824
Named for Gálvez happy lands
Seat Clinton
Largest city Jackson
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

456 sq mi (1,180 km²)
453 sq mi (1,174 km²)
2 sq mi (6 km²), 0.50%
 - (2000)
 - Density

47/sq mi (18/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

East Feliciana Parish (French: Paroisse de Feliciana Est) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Clinton. In 2000, the population was 21,360.

East Feliciana Parish is part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Baton Rouge–Pierre Part Combined Statistical Area.

History[edit | edit source]

The parish was part of Feliciana Parish which was founded in 1810 and was divided in 1824 into East Feliciana Parish and West Feliciana Parish.

The Margaret Dixon Correctional Institute is located in Jackson in East Feliciana Parish. It opened in 1976 and is named for the crusading managing editor of the Baton Rouge Morning Advocate, who argued for the decentralization of the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola in neighboring West Feliciana Parish.

Geography[edit | edit source]

The parish has a total area of 456 square miles (1,181.0 km2), of which 453 square miles (1,173.3 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) (0.50%) is water.

Major highways[edit | edit source]

Adjacent parishes[edit | edit source]

Demographics[edit | edit source]

Census Pop.
1830 8,247
1840 11,893 44.2%
1850 13,598 14.3%
1860 14,697 8.1%
1870 13,499 −8.2%
1880 15,132 12.1%
1890 17,903 18.3%
1900 20,443 14.2%
1910 20,055 −1.9%
1920 17,487 −12.8%
1930 17,449 −0.2%
1940 18,039 3.4%
1950 19,133 6.1%
1960 20,198 5.6%
1970 17,657 −12.6%
1980 19,015 7.7%
1990 19,211 1.0%
2000 21,360 11.2%
2010 20,267 −5.1%
East Feliciana Parish Census Data[1]

At the 2000 census[2], there were 21,360 people, 6,699 households, and 5,030 families residing in the parish. The population density was 47 per square mile (18/km²). There were 7,915 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the parish was 51.79% White, 47.08% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.18% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. 0.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,699 households of which 35.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.40% were married couples living together, 18.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.90% were non-families. 22.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.26.

25.70% of the population were under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 30.70% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 10.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 116.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 119.40 males.

The median household income was $31,631, and the median family income was $37,278. Males had a median income of $31,804 versus $20,243 for females. The per capita income for the parish was $15,428. About 18.30% of families and 23.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.70% of those under age 18 and 21.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[edit | edit source]

Map of East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana With Municipal Labels

Government and infrastructure[edit | edit source]

The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections operates the Dixon Correctional Institute in Jackson.[3]

Education[edit | edit source]

East Feliciana Parish School Board operates public schools in the parish.

Notable natives and residents[edit | edit source]

  • Erick Erickson, Editor of, and 69th most influential conservative in America.[4]
  • Emile C. Freeland, author of Tale of a Sugar Tramp

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

Coordinates: 30°51′N 91°03′W / 30.85, -91.05

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