Jackson Parish

Jackson Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 730
Jonesboro, LA 71251
Phone: (318) 259-2424
Fax: (318) 395-0386

In north-central LA, southwest of Monroe; organized Feb 27, 1845 from Claiborne, Ouachita, and Union parishes. Name Origin: For Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), seventh U.S. president

Area (sq mi):: 580.34 (land 569.75; water 10.59) Population per square mile: 26.60
Population 2005: 15,135 State rank: 54 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.70%; 1990-2000 -2.00% Population 2000: 15,397 (White 70.70%; Black or African American 27.90%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 37.60
Income 2000: per capita $15,354; median household $28,352; Population below poverty level: 19.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,404-$24,577
Unemployment (2004): 6.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.50% Median travel time to work: 24.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 51.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Jackson Parish Church in Airdrie is set to mark its 175th anniversary year with a number of special events.
Jackson Parish won't get funds for a livestock pavilion.
(AP) -- Jackson Parish, whose residents have had to travel outside their boundaries to access Louisiana Delta Community College, will soon have its own campus.
Born in 1839 in Jackson Parish, Louisiana, Alice Alexander tells about a cruel overseer (manager) on the plantation where she grew up.
School's out for summer and excited kids got to let their hair down - while still enjoying educational games - at Jackson parish church's annual holiday club.
The news signals the companys commitment to Jackson Parish, where it has an annual payroll of around $2 million and has operated since 192, officials said.
Derrick Hannan has been a leader with the 1st Airdrie company for 50 years - and has been a member of the group, based at Jackson Parish Church in Petersburn, for a grand total of 62 years.
Summer club smiles Children turned out in their droves to sample the delights of Jackson Parish Church's summer club earlier in the holidays.
It will take place at Jackson parish church on Glen Road, from 3pm to 7pm on April 11, with all local residents being invited to attend.
Judith Tonner Performers at Jackson Parish Church were in perfect harmony as they raised almost PS3000 for the St Andrew's Hospice capital appeal.

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