Concordia Parish

Concordia Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 790
Vidalia, LA 71373
Phone: (318) 336-4204
Fax: (318) 336-8777

On the central eastern border of LA, west of Natchez, MS; original colony, organized Apr 10, 1807 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For either Concordia, the Roman goddess of peace and harmony, or a Latinized form of concord 'harmony.'

Area (sq mi):: 748.68 (land 695.91; water 52.77) Population per square mile: 27.70
Population 2005: 19,273 State rank: 49 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.80%; 1990-2000 -2.80% Population 2000: 20,247 (White 60.10%; Black or African American 37.70%; Hispanic or Latino 1.50%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.30%). Foreign born: 1.30%. Median age: 36.90
Income 2000: per capita $11,966; median household $22,742; Population below poverty level: 29.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,050-$19,698
Unemployment (2004): 10.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.50% Median travel time to work: 26.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 42.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Australia-based Syrah Resources has chosen Concordia Parish as the site of its planned $25 million graphite processing facility.<br />Louisiana Economic Development said Monday that the company will produce materials for batteries in electric vehicles and other products in a 50,000-square-foot industrial building it plans to buy near the Vidalia Port.<br />The project will create 25 new direct jobs averaging $60,000 per year, a news release said.
Energy company Worthington Energy Inc (OTC Markets:WGAS) said on Wednesday that it intends to start drilling operations at an oil well (Britlind number one well) in the Vidal Island Oil Field located in Concordia Parish, LA.
In four years Nelson has written more than 150 stories about the Morris case; it's my belief that his work has been a catalyst for the convening of a grand jury in Concordia Parish. Its work on the case is unfinished.
1 well on its Ashland Prospect, located in Concordia Parish, Louisiana.
3 Twenty-two-year-old Sam Fontenot, of Bossier City, Louisiana, was hunting on the Red River Wildlife Management Area in Concordia Parish on Jan.
The 18,500 acres Mainland has under lease stretches across the Mississippi River into Concordia Parish. "It was hard to find an area like this that wasn't leased," Newport said.
John, and Lake Concordia, Concordia Parish, La., has a population that is on the rise.
Interviewees include prisoners in Concordia Parish Correctional Facility, Louisiana.
Sheriff Randy Maxwell from the Concordia Parish Sheriff's Office in Vidalia, La., won a state-of-the-art entertainment package that included a large-screen TV, DVD player, two La-Z-Boy chairs and a surround-sound stereo system.
Local officials in Concordia Parish took advantage of the situation to arrest Adams and Clinton Clark for "collecting money under false pretenses" when they ventured into the parish on a fundraising trip in January 1942.
The weekly was founded in 1877 at Vidalia, the Concordia Parish seat situated on the Mississippi River across from Natchez, Miss.

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