Lincoln Parish

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Lincoln Parish, Louisiana

100 W Texas Ave
Ruston, LA 71270
Phone: (318) 251-5150
Fax: (318) 251-5149
www.lincolnparish.org

In north-central LA, west of Monroe; organized Feb 27, 1873 from Bienville, Jackson, and Union parishes. Name Origin: For Abraham Lincoln (1809-65), sixteenth U.S. president

Area (sq mi):: 472.27 (land 471.38; water 0.89) Population per square mile: 89.30
Population 2005: 42,108 State rank: 27 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.90%; 1990-2000 1.80% Population 2000: 42,509 (White 56.90%; Black or African American 39.80%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 1.30%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 2.10%. Median age: 26.50
Income 2000: per capita $14,313; median household $26,977; Population below poverty level: 26.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,645-$22,158
Unemployment (2004): 6.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.40% Median travel time to work: 18.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 19.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Ruston County seat (20,665)

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