Grant Parish, Louisiana, Talk:Grant Parish, Louisiana
, Category:Grant Parish, Louisiana
is a parish
located in the U.S. state
. The parish seat
. It is part of the Alexandria, Louisiana Metropolitan Statistical Area
. As of 2000, the population was 18,698. It was organized in 1869
and named for U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant
. The parish seat is named for Grant's first vice president, Schuyler Colfax
. The vice president's name was pronounced COLE FAX, but the Louisiana town is pronounced COLL FAX.
Grant Parish tends to vote Republican
in competitive elections. In the 2004
presidential race, Grant Parish gave the George W. Bush
- Richard B. Cheney
electors 5,911 votes (74 percent) to 1,977 ballots (25 percent) for the Democratic John Kerry
- John Edwards
In a special election
held on April 29
, Billy Chandler (born 1938
), a Democrat from Dry Prong
in Grant Parish, won election to the Louisiana House of Representatives. He defeated the Republican candidate, Tony K. Owens (born 1960
The parish has a total area of 1,721 km²
). 1,671 km² (645 mi²) of it is land and 50 km² (19 mi²) of it (2.93%) is water.
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*La Salle Parish
As of the census2
of 2000, there were 18,698 people, 7,073 households, and 5,276 families residing in the parish. The population density
was 11/km² (29/mi²). There were 8,531 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/mi²). The racial makeup of the parish was 85.43% White
, 11.88% Black
or African American
, 0.89% Native American
, 0.14% Asian
, 0.03% Pacific Islander
, 0.36% from other races
, and 1.28% from two or more races. 1.14% of the population were Hispanic
of any race.
There were 7,073 households out of which 36.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.20% were married couples
living together, 12.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.40% were non-families. 22.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the parish the population was spread out with 28.30% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 12.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.00 males.
The median income for a household in the parish was $29,622, and the median income for a family was $34,878. Males had a median income of $31,235 versus $20,470 for females. The per capita income
for the parish was $14,410. About 16.90% of families and 21.50% of the population were below the poverty line
, including 27.30% of those under age 18 and 16.20% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
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