LaSalle Parish

LaSalle Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 1288
Jena, LA 71342
Phone: (318) 992-2101
Fax: (318) 992-2103

In east-central LA, northeast of Alexandria; organized Jul 3, 1908 from Catahoula Parish. Name Origin: For Robert Cavelier (1643-87), Sieur de La Salle, French adventurer and explorer who claimed the land west of the Mississippi River for France

Area (sq mi):: 662.36 (land 623.83; water 38.54) Population per square mile: 22.50
Population 2005: 14,040 State rank: 55 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.70%; 1990-2000 4.50% Population 2000: 14,282 (White 85.60%; Black or African American 12.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 36.40
Income 2000: per capita $14,033; median household $28,189; Population below poverty level: 18.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,521-$19,082
Unemployment (2004): 6.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.00% Median travel time to work: 36.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 30.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Hunt announced the company will build a state-of-the-art $115 million lumber mill in Urania, a LaSalle Parish community in the heart of Louisianas $11 billion forest products industry.
Edwards said, and it will help create hundreds of direct and indirect jobs across the forestry, industrial services and retail sectors in Urania and LaSalle Parish.
No other studies on food habits of swamp rabbits have been conducted in the Atchafalaya Basin but Garner (1969) investigated swamp rabbit food habits in a similar bottomland hardwood forest subject to periodic inundation in LaSalle Parish, Louisiana, approximately 120 km north of the study area.
While woody understory plants were common in Garner's LaSalle Parish study, greenbrier and dewberry were not; perhaps summer use of woody plants in Louisiana swamps occurs when specific favored plants are present.
Depositional environments of the subsurface Tew Lake Marker (TLM) are interpreted from conventional cores taken from the Hunt Petroleum A-68 well in the NeboHemphill Field, LaSalle Parish, Louisiana.