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

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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    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.
    AMEX:HGO) announces that its Baronet #3 well on its Crowley Prospect in Acadia Parish, Louisiana found its primary objective, the Hayes Sand, as predicted 40' high to the down dip well located approximately 3000' to the West.
    Additionally, the Company anticipates spudding of the Turtle Soup prospect located in Acadia Parish, Louisiana during the fourth quarter 2006, which is designed to test the Marg-Tex sands at an approximate depth of 15,000 feet with an unrisked reserve target of 50 BCFE.
    The assessment evaluated the Company's Barnett Crossroads Prospect located in Escambia County, Alabama and the North Wright Prospect located in Acadia Parish, Louisiana.
    Whittier acquired an additional 11% average working interest in the Rayne Field in Acadia Parish, Louisiana for approximately $174,000.

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