Acadia Parish

Acadia Parish, Louisiana

N Parkson Court Cir 3rd Fl
Crowley, LA 70526
Phone: (337) 788-8800
Fax: (337) 788-2421

In south-central LA, west of Lafayette; organized 1886 from Saint Landry Parish. Name Origin: French Acadie, an area in northeastern Canada and ME, former home of present-day Cajuns, descendants of Frence settlers displaced by English troops. Their journey is subject of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's (1807-82) poem, "Evangeline."

Area (sq mi):: 657.62 (land 655.28; water 2.33) Population per square mile: 90.90
Population 2005: 59,552 State rank: 19 Population change: 2000-20005 1.20%; 1990-2000 5.30% Population 2000: 58,861 (White 80.10%; Black or African American 18.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 33.70
Income 2000: per capita $13,424; median household $26,684; Population below poverty level: 24.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,513-$21,683
Unemployment (2004): 5.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.30% Median travel time to work: 29.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 43.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Crowley County seat (13,797)

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    "I don't think there's any more important gesture that BESE could make today than maintaining the current resolution," said Acadia Parish Superintendent Scott Richard.
    11, 2018, two men - 24-year-old Lonnie Lambert of Crowley and 32-year-old Harris Gobar of Breaux Bridge - were involved in a two-vehicle crash in Acadia Parish. After the crash, Lambert and Gobar called four other people to the scene to act as the drivers and passengers, the LSP said.
    He is currently in the Acadia Parish Jail and held under a $150,000 bail bond.
    This common carrier pipeline is expected to have a preliminary design capacity to Acadia Parish of 77,000 bpd for the first year and is expected to reach up to 132,000 bpd thereafter.
    Caza Oil & Gas Inc (TSX:CAZ)(AIM:CAZA), a Texas-based oil and gas company, has announced that the Marian Baker #1 well on the Arran prospect in Acadia Parish, Louisiana, was drilled to a total depth of 15,462 feet.
    Caza Oil & Gas Inc (TSX:CAZ)(AIM: CAZA) today announced commencement of drilling on its Arran Prospect in Acadia Parish, Louisiana.
    Enhanced collaboration capabilities--particularly the sharing of lesson plans--were also at the heart of a culture-changing simultaneous rollout of a new curriculum and a new lesson-planning approach at the Acadia Parish School District.
    The non-binding open season includes MHP's existing Egan storage facilities in Acadia Parish, LA and Moss Bluff storage facility m Liberty County, TX: and the proposed storage facility in Copiah County, MS.
    Duke Energy Gas Transmission (DEGT) is expanding by 8 Bcf the natural gas storage capacity at its Market Hub Partners' (MHP) Egan facility in Acadia Parish, LA.

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