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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