DeSoto Parish

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DeSoto Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 1206
Mansfield, LA 71052
Phone: (318) 872-3110
Fax: (318) 872-4202

On the western border, south of Shreveport; organized Apr 1, 1843 from Natchitoches Parish. Name Origin: For Hernando de Soto (c.1500-42), Spanish explorer of southern U.S

Area (sq mi):: 894.49 (land 877.20; water 17.29) Population per square mile: 30.10
Population 2005: 26,383 State rank: 37 Population change: 2000-20005 3.50%; 1990-2000 0.60% Population 2000: 25,494 (White 55.30%; Black or African American 42.20%; Hispanic or Latino 1.60%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.80%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 36.30
Income 2000: per capita $13,606; median household $28,252; Population below poverty level: 25.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,463-$21,701
Unemployment (2004): 7.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.10% Median travel time to work: 30.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 51.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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It will provide gathering customers with additional high-value takeaway options in DeSoto Parish, LA and Shelby County, TX--areas experiencing significant drilling activity--and expand Regency's presence in the Haynesville Shale.
Nexus is a midstream provider of natural gas gathering, dehydration and compression services for producers in DeSoto Parish, LA and Shelby County, TX.
The acquired assets consist of the Logansport gathering and dehydration system which gathers approximately 100 MMcf/d of natural from the Joaquin Field in Shelby County and Panola County, TX and the Logansport, Grand Cane, Spider and Benson Fields in DeSoto Parish, LA. Dominion Gas Ventares, LP will continue to provide marketing-related services for several customers transporting volumes through the Logansport system.