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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    In Willacy County, Texas and Rapides Parish, Louisiana, grasses within three feet of sugarcane crop were swept, along with additional collections on actual sugarcane, and these samples were maintained as separate collections.