|Winn Parish, Louisiana|
Location in the state of Louisiana
Louisiana's location in the U.S.
|Named for||Louisiana state legislator Walter Winn|
957 sq mi (2,478 km²)
950 sq mi (2,462 km²)
6 sq mi (17 km²), 0.67%
18/sq mi (7/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
History[edit | edit source]
Winn Parish is the traditional home of the former Long political dynasty. It is the birthplace of Huey Pierce Long, Jr., Earl Kemp Long, and Oscar K. Allen, former governors of Louisiana. Earl Long is buried in a public square in Winnfield, the site of the Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame, which opened in 1993.
Geography[edit | edit source]
Major Highways[edit | edit source]
Adjacent parishes[edit | edit source]
- Jackson Parish (north)
- Caldwell Parish (northeast)
- La Salle Parish (southeast)
- Grant Parish (south)
- Natchitoches Parish (west)
- Bienville Parish (northwest)
Demographics[edit | edit source]
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 16,894 people, 5,930 households, and 4,234 families residing in the parish. The population density was 7/km² (18/sq mi). There were 7,502 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (8/sq mi). The racial makeup of the parish was 66.27% White, 32.03% Black or African American, 0.50% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 0.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 5,930 households out of which 32.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.80% were married couples living together, 15.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.60% were non-families. 26.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.90% 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 3.07.
In the parish the population was spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 28.90% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 110.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.20 males.
The median income for a household in the parish was $25,462, and the median income for a family was $31,513. Males had a median income of $29,094 versus $17,939 for females. The per capita income for the parish was $11,794. About 17.00% of families and 21.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.40% of those under age 18 and 24.20% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns[edit | edit source]