Tensas Parish

Tensas Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 78
Saint Joseph, LA 71366
Phone: (318) 766-3921
Fax: (318) 766-3926

On the northeastern border of LA, north of Natchez, MS; organized Mar 17, 1843 from Concordia Parish. Name Origin: For the Taensa Indian tribe, which lived in the area. The origin and meaning of the name have been lost

Area (sq mi):: 641.20 (land 602.48; water 38.72) Population per square mile: 10.20
Population 2005: 6,125 State rank: 64 Population change: 2000-20005 -7.40%; 1990-2000 -6.80% Population 2000: 6,618 (White 42.90%; Black or African American 55.40%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.00%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 37.30
Income 2000: per capita $12,622; median household $19,799; Population below poverty level: 36.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,045-$22,516
Unemployment (2004): 8.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.30% Median travel time to work: 26.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 24.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
See other counties in .
References in periodicals archive ?
Tensas Parish Sheriff Rickey Jones said the note was left in a van that Ahmed parked near the bank.
The physician supply ranged from as low as zero physicians per 100,000 population 2006-2007 in Tensas Parish, which is the least populous of all the 64 parishes, to five physicians per 100,000 in Grant Parish, to a high of 941 physicians per 100,000 in Orleans Parish.
The incident happened during a Louisiana bachelor-party outing, and Aldridge, 19, has been charged with careless driving after the crash near Lake Bruin in Tensas Parish, La.
Kline, Freeman's great-great-great-grandmother, had established a family chapel at Hopewell Plantation in Tensas Parish, Louisiana.
Tensas Parish Department of Public Welfare, "For the Welfare of Tensas Parish," 15 March 1937, 7, Tensas Parish Scrapbook, 1937-1975, Manuscript Volume 9, Gladys Means Loyd and Family Papers, Hill Memorial Library, Louisiana State University; Maude Barrett to Loula Dunn, 11 September 1935, frames 0015-0016, reel 1, Selected Documents from the Louisiana Section of the Work Projects Administration General Correspondence File ("State Series") 1935-1943, National Archives Microfilm Publication M1367, Historic New Orleans Collection (hereafter cited as WPA Papers).
Further east in Tensas Parish is the Buckhorn field (11 MMBbls and 25 Bcf) and the Lake St John Field (87.