Tangipahoa Parish

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Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 215
Amite, LA 70422
Phone: (985) 748-3211
Fax: (985) 748-7576

On the northern border of LA, east of Baton Rouge; organized Mar 6, 1869 from Livingston, Saint Tammany, Saint Helena, and Washington parishes. Name Origin: For the Indian tribe, which has since disappeared. The name is probably from Choctaw tanchapi 'cornstalk' or 'cob,' and ayua 'gather': 'corn gatherers.'

Area (sq mi):: 823.12 (land 790.24; water 32.88) Population per square mile: 134.80
Population 2005: 106,502 State rank: 12 Population change: 2000-20005 5.90%; 1990-2000 17.40% Population 2000: 100,588 (White 68.90%; Black or African American 28.40%; Hispanic or Latino 1.50%; Asian 0.40%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 32.30
Income 2000: per capita $14,461; median household $29,412; Population below poverty level: 22.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,071-$21,789
Unemployment (2004): 6.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.70% Median travel time to work: 29.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 31.10%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Hammond (18,044)

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    The Company has also drilled and is in completion phase on its Spears 31-6H-1 (77% WI) well in Amite County, Mississippi, which has an approximate 7,600 foot lateral, and its Verberne 5H-1 (66% WI) well in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, which has an approximate 6,800 foot lateral and reached total depth within 29 days.
    1 Geraldine Schum shows off the 11-point monarch she shot while hunting in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, on Dec.
    The Company currently has three rigs running in the play and is conducting drilling operations on its Verberne 5H-1 (66% WI) and Williams 46H-1 (61% WI) wells offsetting its Blades 33H-1 (67% WI) well in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, and its CMR/Foster Creek 8H-1 (79% WI) well in Wilkinson County, Mississippi, which is planned for a two well pad offsetting the Company's Crosby 12H-1 (50% WI) well.