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).