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La Salle Parish, Louisiana
Map of Louisiana highlighting La Salle Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. 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
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

662 sq mi (1,716 km²)
624 sq mi (1,616 km²)
39 sq mi (100 km²), 5.82%
 - (2000)
 - Density

23/sq mi (9/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

La Salle Parish (French: Paroisse de La Salle) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of 2000, the population was 14,282. The parish seat is Jena.

History[edit | edit source]

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

Geography[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

Adjacent parishes[edit | edit source]

National protected area[edit | edit source]

Demographics[edit | edit source]

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%
Est. 2006 14,093 [1] −1.3%
La Salle Parish Census Data[2]

As of the census[3] 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 | edit source]

Map of La Salle Parish, Louisiana With Municipal Labels

Towns[edit | edit source]

Unincorporated places[edit | edit source]

Notable natives and residents[edit | edit source]

  • Speedy O. Long (1928–2006), a member of the popular Long political dynasty.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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

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