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Washington Parish, Louisiana

909 Pearl St
Franklinton, LA 70438
Phone: (985) 839-7825
Fax: (985) 839-7828

On the northeastern border of LA, northeast of Baton Rouge; organized Mar 6, 1819 from Saint Tammany Parish. Name Origin: For George Washington (1732-99), American patriot and first U.S. president

Area (sq mi):: 675.97 (land 669.57; water 6.40) Population per square mile: 66.60
Population 2005: 44,623 State rank: 26 Population change: 2000-20005 1.60%; 1990-2000 1.70% Population 2000: 43,926 (White 66.90%; Black or African American 31.50%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.80%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 36.10
Income 2000: per capita $12,915; median household $24,264; Population below poverty level: 24.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,336-$19,809
Unemployment (2004): 7.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.00% Median travel time to work: 32.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 31.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Bogalusa (12,908)

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