Morehouse Parish

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Morehouse Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 1543
Bastrop, LA 71221
Phone: (318) 281-3343
Fax: (318) 281-3775

On the northern border of the LA panhandle, northeast of Monroe; organized Mar 25, 1844 from Ouachita Territory. Name Origin: For Abraham Morehouse (?-1813), colonizer and representative to the legislature of the Territory of Orleans

Area (sq mi):: 805.20 (land 794.25; water 10.95) Population per square mile: 37.80
Population 2005: 29,989 State rank: 35 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.30%; 1990-2000 -2.90% Population 2000: 31,021 (White 55.50%; Black or African American 43.40%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.60%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 35.60
Income 2000: per capita $13,197; median household $25,124; Population below poverty level: 26.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,214-$21,001
Unemployment (2004): 9.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.30% Median travel time to work: 24.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 33.10%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Bastrop County seat (12,661)

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