East Carroll Parish

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East Carroll Parish, Louisiana

400 1st St
Lake Providence, LA 71254
Phone: (318) 559-2399
Fax: (318) 559-0037

On the northeastern border of the LA panhandle; organized Mar 28, 1877 from Carroll Parish. Name Origin: From the division of Carroll Parish into two parishes, East and West. Originally for Charles Carroll (1737-1832), signer of the Declaration of Independence and U.S. senator from MD (1789-92)

Area (sq mi):: 442.45 (land 421.44; water 21.01) Population per square mile: 20.80
Population 2005: 8,756 State rank: 63 Population change: 2000-20005 -7.10%; 1990-2000 -3.00% Population 2000: 9,421 (White 31.10%; Black or African American 67.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.30%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 30.90
Income 2000: per capita $9,629; median household $20,723; Population below poverty level: 40.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $14,232-$18,302
Unemployment (2004): 13.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -4.90% Median travel time to work: 20.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 26.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The proceeds of the financing facility will be used to fund working capital and piling and foundation work for BioEnergy's 108 million gallon per year ethanol plant, located on land leased from the Lake Providence Port Authority in East Carroll Parish, Louisiana.
BioEnergy International, LLC ("BioEnergy"), a company developing proprietary technologies to produce ethanol and specialty chemicals from traditional feedstocks as well as lignocellulosics, announced today that it has commenced site work on its first biorefinery, a 108 million gallon per year ethanol plant located on land leased from the Lake Providence Port Commission in East Carroll Parish, Louisiana.

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