Avoyelles Parish

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Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

312 N Main St Courthouse Bldg Suite D
Marksville, LA 71351
Phone: (318) 253-9208
Fax: (318) 253-4614

In east-central LA, east of Alexandria; original Parish; organized Mar 31, 1807 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For the Indian tribe. The name probably means 'flint people.'

Area (sq mi):: 865.67 (land 832.44; water 33.24) Population per square mile: 50.60
Population 2005: 42,098 State rank: 28 Population change: 2000-20005 1.50%; 1990-2000 5.90% Population 2000: 41,481 (White 67.90%; Black or African American 29.50%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.90%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 35.20
Income 2000: per capita $12,146; median household $23,851; Population below poverty level: 25.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,478-$18,810
Unemployment (2004): 8.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.20% Median travel time to work: 31.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 29.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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