Concordia Parish

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Concordia Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 790
Vidalia, LA 71373
Phone: (318) 336-4204
Fax: (318) 336-8777

On the central eastern border of LA, west of Natchez, MS; original colony, organized Apr 10, 1807 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For either Concordia, the Roman goddess of peace and harmony, or a Latinized form of concord 'harmony.'

Area (sq mi):: 748.68 (land 695.91; water 52.77) Population per square mile: 27.70
Population 2005: 19,273 State rank: 49 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.80%; 1990-2000 -2.80% Population 2000: 20,247 (White 60.10%; Black or African American 37.70%; Hispanic or Latino 1.50%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.30%). Foreign born: 1.30%. Median age: 36.90
Income 2000: per capita $11,966; median household $22,742; Population below poverty level: 29.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,050-$19,698
Unemployment (2004): 10.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.50% Median travel time to work: 26.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 42.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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