Calcasieu Parish

Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 1030
Lake Charles, LA 70602
Phone: (337) 437-3550
Fax: (337) 437-3350

On southwestern border of LA; organized Mar 24, 1840 from Saint Landry Parish. Name Origin: Said to be from Atakapan 'crying eagle,' the name of an Indian chief

Area (sq mi):: 1094.34 (land 1071.12; water 23.22) Population per square mile: 173.10
Population 2005: 185,419 State rank: 7 Population change: 2000-20005 1.00%; 1990-2000 9.20% Population 2000: 183,577 (White 72.80%; Black or African American 24.00%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.60%; Other 1.70%). Foreign born: 1.40%. Median age: 34.50
Income 2000: per capita $17,710; median household $35,372; Population below poverty level: 15.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,525-$26,389
Unemployment (2004): 5.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.50% Median travel time to work: 20.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 6.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Lake Charles County seat (70,819)
  • Sulphur (19,747)

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    McChesney noted that there are 210,000 people in the Lake Charles metro area, 190,000 total population in Calcasieu Parish, and more than 20,000 people in Sulphur with an average household income of $65,000 and strong income growth.
    HGAP is expected to be a 42-inch diameter, approximately 160-mile interstate pipeline that will interconnect existing pipeline and production facilities in DeSoto Parish to the existing and proposed infrastructure located near Gillis in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.
    In October, Venture Global announced a 20-year sales and purchase agreement with Polish Oil and Gas Company for 2 million metric tons of liquefied natural gas annually from Plaquemines LNG and Calcasieu LNG, a complimentary $4.5 billion, 10 MTPA project in Calcasieu Parish. And last summer, the company raised an additional $160 million for both Louisiana projects, bringing its aggregate funding at that time to $630 million.
    Viking also acquired around 58 conventional, producing oil and gas wells in Texas (primarily in Orange and Jefferson Counties) and Louisiana (primarily in Calcasieu Parish), and 35 Salt Water Disposal Wells.
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