Jackson Parish

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Jackson Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 730
Jonesboro, LA 71251
Phone: (318) 259-2424
Fax: (318) 395-0386
www.jacksonparishpolicejury.org

In north-central LA, southwest of Monroe; organized Feb 27, 1845 from Claiborne, Ouachita, and Union parishes. Name Origin: For Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), seventh U.S. president

Area (sq mi):: 580.34 (land 569.75; water 10.59) Population per square mile: 26.60
Population 2005: 15,135 State rank: 54 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.70%; 1990-2000 -2.00% Population 2000: 15,397 (White 70.70%; Black or African American 27.90%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 37.60
Income 2000: per capita $15,354; median household $28,352; Population below poverty level: 19.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,404-$24,577
Unemployment (2004): 6.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.50% Median travel time to work: 24.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 51.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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