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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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The Yegua Trend extends from Allen Parish, Louisiana, to San Patricio County, Texas, and is generally characterized by structurally and stratigraphically trapped hydrocarbons, which often appear as seismic amplitudes.
The Allen Correctional Facility, located in Allen Parish, Louisiana, houses up to 1,282 prisoners and is the largest single facility presently managed by Wackenhut Corrections.