Allen Parish

Allen Parish, Louisiana

PO Drawer G
Oberlin, LA 70655
Phone: (337) 639-4396
Fax: (337) 639-4326

In south-central LA, northeast of Lake Charles; established Jun 12, 1912 from Calcasieu Parish. Name Origin: For Henry Watkins Allen (1820-66), Confederate general and governor of LA (1864-65)

Area (sq mi):: 765.67 (land 764.50; water 1.17) Population per square mile: 33.10
Population 2005: 25,270 State rank: 38 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.70%; 1990-2000 19.90% Population 2000: 25,440 (White 68.10%; Black or African American 24.60%; Hispanic or Latino 4.50%; Asian 0.60%; Other 2.90%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 34.80
Income 2000: per capita $13,101; median household $27,777; Population below poverty level: 19.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $15,494-$17,932
Unemployment (2004): 8.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.60% Median travel time to work: 27.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 30.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Allen Parish Mosquito Abatement District was awarded $113,000 for mosquito abatement from FEMA to reimburse their efforts in the early response to the storm.
Allen Parish Sheriff's Office deputies on Tuesday responded to accusations of terrorist threats at Oberlin High School, according to (http://www.
Clerk of West Allen Parish Council and hamlet resident Amanda Bartle said: "It is really awkward because if you want to speak to anyone in the village, you have to get in the car.
The FST was identified in Allen parish on 12 Apr 2006 in Kinder, LA (30.
Young (1988) provides excellent examples of trustee evaluation score cards--one developed by the Missouri State Library and the other by the Allen Parish Library in Louisiana.
Town engineer Tom David drafted a cooperative endeavor agreement between the town and Allen Parish School Board for the project.
Moves to make the traffic ban permanent have been supported by landowner Allendale Estates, West Allen Parish Council, the Allen Valleys Action Group, English Nature and the Countryside Agency.
The Tribe is currently a participant in the 2011 Allen Parish Hazard Mitigation Plan, although very limited participation was sought by the Parish and its consultant during development of that plan.
In Louisiana, the grants total $470,203 and cover firefighting gear for the Allen Parish Fire District 5 in Oberlin, the Lafourche Crossing 308 Volunteer Fire Department in Thibodaux and the Marksville Fire Department.