Allen Parish

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Allen Parish, Louisiana

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

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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