Claiborne Parish

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Claiborne Parish, Louisiana

512 E Main St PO Box 330
Homer, LA 71040
Phone: (318) 927-9601
Fax: (318) 927-2345
www.claiborneone.org

On the central northern border of the LA panhandle, northeast of Shreveport; organized Mar 13, 1828 from Natchitoches Parish. Name Origin: For William Charles Cole Claiborne (1775-1817), governor of the Mississippi Territory (1801-05), of the Orleans Territory (1804-12), and of LA (1812-16)

Area (sq mi):: 767.55 (land 754.65; water 12.90) Population per square mile: 21.60
Population 2005: 16,309 State rank: 50 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.20%; 1990-2000 -3.20% Population 2000: 16,851 (White 51.50%; Black or African American 47.40%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.10%; Other 0.70%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 37.70
Income 2000: per capita $13,825; median household $25,344; Population below poverty level: 26.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,661-$21,157
Unemployment (2004): 6.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.40% Median travel time to work: 25.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 35.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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