Bossier Parish

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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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