Saint Helena Parish

Saint Helena Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 308
Greensburg, LA 70441
Phone: (225) 222-4514
Fax: (225) 222-3443

On the northern border of LA, northeast of Baton Rouge; organized Oct 27, 1810 (prior to statehood) from Feliciana Parish. Name Origin: For Saint Helena (c.250-330), mother of Constantine the Great

Area (sq mi):: 409.46 (land 408.36; water 1.09) Population per square mile: 25.10
Population 2005: 10,259 State rank: 60 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.50%; 1990-2000 6.60% Population 2000: 10,525 (White 46.20%; Black or African American 52.40%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.10%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.30%. Median age: 35.00
Income 2000: per capita $12,318; median household $24,970; Population below poverty level: 26.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,389-$19,985
Unemployment (2004): 6.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.10% Median travel time to work: 35.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 67.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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