Winn Parish, Louisiana, Talk:Winn Parish, Louisiana
, Category:Winn Parish, Louisiana
is a parish
located in the U.S. state
. The parish seat
and as of 2000
, the population is 16,894. Winn is alphabetically last among the 64 Louisiana parishes.
Winn Parish is the traditional home of the former Long political dynasty. In recent competitive elections, it trends Republican
, but local offices remain almost exclusively Democratic
In the 2004
presidential election, Winn Parish gave the Democratic John Kerry
ticket 2,056 votes (32 percent), compared to the Republican George W. Bush
slate, which polled 4,366 ballots (67 percent).
During the American Civil War
, Winn Parish refused to secede from the Union
and was a de facto Union enclave
in the Confederate
state of Louisiana.
It is also the birthplace of Huey Pierce Long, Jr.
, Earl Kemp Long
, and Oscar K. Allen
, former governor
s 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
The parish has a total area of 2,478 km²
). 2,462 km² (950 mi²) of it is land and 17 km² (6 mi²) of it (0.67%) is water.
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*La Salle Parish
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/mi²). There were 7,502 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (8/mi²). 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
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.http://www.example.com link title
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