Ascension Parish

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Ascension Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 1659
Gonzales, LA 70707
Phone: (225) 621-5709
Fax: (225) 621-5704
www.ascensionparish.net

In eastern LA, southeast of Baton Rouge; organized Mar 31, 1807 (prior to statehood) from Acadia Parish. Name Origin: For the Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ usually observed by Christians of the fortieth day after Easter

Area (sq mi):: 302.88 (land 291.53; water 11.35) Population per square mile: 310.40
Population 2005: 90,501 State rank: 15 Population change: 2000-20005 18.10%; 1990-2000 31.60% Population 2000: 76,627 (White 76.20%; Black or African American 20.30%; Hispanic or Latino 2.50%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.00%). Foreign born: 1.80%. Median age: 32.00
Income 2000: per capita $17,858; median household $44,288; Population below poverty level: 12.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,788-$26,441
Unemployment (2004): 6.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.20% Median travel time to work: 26.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 48.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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