Bienville Parish

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Bienville Parish, Louisiana

100 Courthouse Dr Rm 100
Arcadia, LA 71001
Phone: (318) 263-2123
Fax: (318) 263-7426
www.bienvilleparish.org

In north-central LA, southeast of Shreveport; organized Mar 14, 1848 from Claiborne Parish. Name Origin: For Jean Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville (1680-1765?), founder of New Orleans (1718) and governor of the French colony of Louisiana (1701-13; 1718-26; 1733-43)

Area (sq mi):: 821.77 (land 810.64; water 11.13) Population per square mile: 18.70
Population 2005: 15,176 State rank: 53 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.70%; 1990-2000 -1.40% Population 2000: 15,752 (White 54.60%; Black or African American 43.80%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 38.00
Income 2000: per capita $12,471; median household $23,663; Population below poverty level: 26.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,628-$20,362
Unemployment (2004): 8.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.70% Median travel time to work: 32.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 53.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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