Ouachita Parish

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 1862
Monroe, LA 71210
Phone: (318) 327-1444
Fax: (318) 327-1462

In north-central LA; organized 1807 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For the Ouachita River, which runs through the parish; named for an Indian tribe of the Natchitoches Confederacy; meaning of the name is unclear

Area (sq mi):: 632.70 (land 610.53; water 22.17) Population per square mile: 242.80
Population 2005: 148,237 State rank: 8 Population change: 2000-20005 0.70%; 1990-2000 3.60% Population 2000: 147,250 (White 63.80%; Black or African American 33.60%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.60%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 32.30
Income 2000: per capita $17,084; median household $32,047; Population below poverty level: 20.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,107-$26,237
Unemployment (2004): 5.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.10% Median travel time to work: 20.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 7.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Monroe County seat (52,141)
  • West Monroe (12,990)

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    A third child, Sebastian Omar Martinez, 13, drowned late on Saturday when he fell into a drainage ditch filled with flash floodwaters near Monroe, Louisiana, said Deputy Glenn Springfield of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office.
    In Louisiana, state law forbids students from crossing the street to board a bus, which forced Ouachita Parish Schools' buses to do a "double-run" on each side of the street to pick up students.
    I have obtained emails from creationist teachers and school administrators, as well as a letter signed by more than 20 current and former Louisiana science teachers in Ouachita Parish in which they say they challenge evolution in the classroom without legal 'tension or fear' because of pro-creationism policies."
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    More than seventy years later, Aiello laments, there is only one photograph of the team on file at the special collections of the Ouachita Parish Public Library.
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    Alana Cooper, already tourism czar for Ouachita Parish, will be a prominent face for Louisiana s critical tourism industry this year.Cooper, executive director of the Monroe-West Monroe Convention and Visitors Bureau, recently was installed as chairman of Louisiana Travel Promotion Association s board.
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