East Carroll Parish

East Carroll Parish, Louisiana

400 1st St
Lake Providence, LA 71254
Phone: (318) 559-2399
Fax: (318) 559-0037

On the northeastern border of the LA panhandle; organized Mar 28, 1877 from Carroll Parish. Name Origin: From the division of Carroll Parish into two parishes, East and West. Originally for Charles Carroll (1737-1832), signer of the Declaration of Independence and U.S. senator from MD (1789-92)

Area (sq mi):: 442.45 (land 421.44; water 21.01) Population per square mile: 20.80
Population 2005: 8,756 State rank: 63 Population change: 2000-20005 -7.10%; 1990-2000 -3.00% Population 2000: 9,421 (White 31.10%; Black or African American 67.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.30%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 30.90
Income 2000: per capita $9,629; median household $20,723; Population below poverty level: 40.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $14,232-$18,302
Unemployment (2004): 13.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -4.90% Median travel time to work: 20.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 26.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The five counties with the largest disparities between the rich and the poor are: East Carroll Parish, La.; Edwards, Texas; New York, N.Y.; Mineral, Colo.; and Pitkin, Colo.
In the low-cost rural areas of Alamosa County, Colo., Curry County, N.M., and East Carroll Parish, La., a two-parent family with two children can make ends meet with an income of $35,000 to $37,000 a year.
It began in East Carroll Parish back in 1996 and has since spread to parishes such as Madison and Morehouse.
For more on how ESP organizing started in East Carroll Parish, Louisiana, go to www.nea.org/ neatoday/9902/atloclvl.html.
JACKSON, 29, president of the East Carroll Parish (La.) Police Jury, where he oversees a $4.1 million budget; member of East Carroll Parish Prison Governors Board; former president of East Carroll Parish Chamber of Commerce (1996-97); chairman, Democratic Executive Committee of East Carroll Parish Board of Election Supervisors; owner-director, Harris Funeral Home; deacon and financial secretary, First Missionary Baptist Church; member, Trustee Board, East Carroll Parish Baptist Association; financial secretary, Sunrise No.
-- Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish, Louisiana, 7 September 1984, one specimen (NLU 56744) (Fig.
In 1989, 70% of children in East Carroll Parish. Louisiana, fell below the poverty level.
Rural East Carroll Parish, Louisiana, isn't a place to linger if you want a non-farm job, a living wage, or a cheaper alternative to the only two supermarkets within 422 square miles--Jong's Number One and Jong's Number Two.
Some 70 ESP members of the East Carroll Parish Association of Educators waged a dawn-to-dusk outreach campaign in the month before the election.
Using their own stories, East Carroll Parish ESP found' a winning message.

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