Bossier Parish

Bossier Parish, Louisiana

204 Burt Blvd 2nd Fl
Benton, LA 71006
Phone: (318) 965-2336
Fax: (318) 965-2713
www.mybossier.com

On the northwestern border of panhandle of LA, north of Shreveport; organized Feb 24, 1843 from Claiborne Parish. Name Origin: For Pierre Evariste Jean Baptiste Bossier (1797-1844), LA legislator and U.S. representative (1843-44)

Area (sq mi):: 866.93 (land 839.25; water 27.68) Population per square mile: 125.80
Population 2005: 105,541 State rank: 13 Population change: 2000-20005 7.40%; 1990-2000 14.20% Population 2000: 98,310 (White 72.90%; Black or African American 20.80%; Hispanic or Latino 3.10%; Asian 1.30%; Other 3.30%). Foreign born: 2.50%. Median age: 33.80
Income 2000: per capita $18,119; median household $39,203; Population below poverty level: 13.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,662-$25,608
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.10% Median travel time to work: 22.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 45.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Bossier City (59,611)

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    BOSSIER PARISH COMMUNITY COLLEGE | BOSSIER CITY, LA
    There's a new cyber center partnership at Bossier Parish Community College.
    Americans United declared victory in its federal lawsuit against Bossier Parish School Board in northwest Louisiana upon reaching a settlement agreement in late January that protects the religious freedom of the public school district's 23,000 schoolchildren.
    Sullivan said the collaboration with FastStart has produced world-class programs like Certification for Manufacturing, or C4M, being offered at many campuses, the Sasol Regional Training Center at SOWELA Technical Community College, the partnership with Benteler Steel/Tube at the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technologies at Bossier Parish Community College, and the new Aerospace Manufacturing Technology program at Nunez Community College.
    The storms also killed a 1-year-old girl when a tree fell on a recreational vehicle where she was sleeping, the sheriff's office in Bossier Parish, Louisiana said.
    In Louisiana, winds downed a tree onto a mobile home in Haughton, killing a sleeping 2-year-old girl inside, according to the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office.
    [section] 10301; see also Bossier Parish I, 520 U.S.
    "Bossier Parish is threatening to punish students for peacefully protesting racial injustice and taking a principled [stand] for freedom and equality," ACLU of Louisiana executive director Marjorie Esman told the Washington Post.
    Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier Parish, northwest Louisiana, is the nation's focal point for strategic stability operations --such as deterring competitors, supporting U.S.
    Like community colleges across the country, Bossier Parish was plagued by high dropout rates among students placed into developmental courses.
    A mailbox, house and partially submerged cars are seen in rising floodwaters in Bossier Parish, La., Thursday, March 10.
    (AP) -- Some students at Bossier Parish Community College will soon be able to turn their associate degrees into a bachelor's degree through Northwestern State University.