Acadia Parish

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Acadia Parish, Louisiana

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

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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    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. DEGT and MHP are increasing the working gas storage capacity at Egan from 16 Bcf to 24 Bcf.
    MHP is the largest independent owner and operator of salt cavern natural gas storage in North America with facilities near Houston and in Acadia Parish, LA. The combined working storage at the two facilities is more than 20 Bcf with room for expansion.

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