Rapides Parish

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Rapides Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 952
Alexandria, LA 71309
Phone: (318) 473-8153
Fax: (318) 473-4667
www.rppj.com

In central LA; organized 1807 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: French for the 'rapids,' on the Red River, which runs through the parish

Area (sq mi):: 1361.96 (land 1322.54; water 39.42) Population per square mile: 97.10
Population 2005: 128,462 State rank: 9 Population change: 2000-20005 1.70%; 1990-2000 -4.00% Population 2000: 126,337 (White 65.70%; Black or African American 30.40%; Hispanic or Latino 1.40%; Asian 0.90%; Other 2.10%). Foreign born: 1.60%. Median age: 35.50
Income 2000: per capita $16,088; median household $29,856; Population below poverty level: 20.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,627-$26,934
Unemployment (2004): 5.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.40% Median travel time to work: 23.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 8.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Alexandria County seat (45,971)
  • Pineville (13,784)

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