Ascension Parish

Ascension Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 1659
Gonzales, LA 70707
Phone: (225) 621-5709
Fax: (225) 621-5704
www.ascensionparish.net

In eastern LA, southeast of Baton Rouge; organized Mar 31, 1807 (prior to statehood) from Acadia Parish. Name Origin: For the Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ usually observed by Christians of the fortieth day after Easter

Area (sq mi):: 302.88 (land 291.53; water 11.35) Population per square mile: 310.40
Population 2005: 90,501 State rank: 15 Population change: 2000-20005 18.10%; 1990-2000 31.60% Population 2000: 76,627 (White 76.20%; Black or African American 20.30%; Hispanic or Latino 2.50%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.00%). Foreign born: 1.80%. Median age: 32.00
Income 2000: per capita $17,858; median household $44,288; Population below poverty level: 12.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,788-$26,441
Unemployment (2004): 6.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.20% Median travel time to work: 26.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 48.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Major organization : ASCENSION PARISH GOVERNMENT PURCHASING OFFICE
Allison, director of business services of the Ascension Parish School Board, Louisiana, discusses topics of concern to state and local government with Louisiana senator Bill Cassidy.
We're just out here trying to help," said one of the Cajun Navy volunteers, Warren Holmes of Ascension Parish.
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5m barrels of NGL storage capacity located in Ascension Parish.
Ascension Parish was one of those hit especially hard.
Other parishes in the state, including Ascension Parish, City of Central and Livingston Parish, all called for a curfew.
The spiritual head of The Lord's Ascension Parish in San Fernando, Pampanga, used to play basketball and tennis when he was younger.
My wife Meng and I liked the hymns of the Filipino choir (even better than our Ascension parish in ParaAaAaAeA~aque); and at the "Ama namin," t people crossed the aisle to join hands.
For example, Ascension Parish Schools in Louisiana is a diverse district of21,000 students with an almost equal distribution of highly effective teachers.
BASF presented a $5,000 donation to Central Middle School in Ascension Parish to launch a robotics team that will compete in the FIRST LEGO League (FLL).
Authorities ordered people within a 2-mile (3-km) radius to remain in their homes, in part because of the smoke, said Lester Kenyon, a spokesman for Ascension Parish.