Pointe Coupee Parish

Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 86
New Roads, LA 70760
Phone: (225) 638-9596
Fax: (225) 638-9590

In south-central LA, northwest of Baton Rouge; organized 1807 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: From French 'cut-off point,' descriptive of a point where the Mississippi River cut a new channel

Area (sq mi):: 590.68 (land 557.34; water 33.34) Population per square mile: 40.10
Population 2005: 22,377 State rank: 42 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.70%; 1990-2000 1.00% Population 2000: 22,763 (White 60.30%; Black or African American 37.80%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 36.70
Income 2000: per capita $15,387; median household $30,618; Population below poverty level: 23.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,484-$22,783
Unemployment (2004): 7.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.20% Median travel time to work: 31.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 45.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Kenny Havard of West Feliciana Parish and Major Thibaut of Pointe Coupee Parish won parish president jobs; and Rep.
"My folks have lived in the same place for over a hundred years in Pointe Coupee Parish in South Central Louisiana.
If I could Turn My Tongue Like That: The Creole Language of Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana.
Gaines was born on January 25, 1933, on River Lake Plantation, Pointe Coupee Parish, near Oscar, Louisiana.
Sugar workers in Pointe Coupee Parish recalled that when people became ill and were unable to work, friends and relatives "took up orders" for them at plantation stores, charging food and other necessities to their own accounts so that families who had fallen on difficult times would not starve.
It would have been a different story in Sunflower County, Mississippi - or in her native Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana.
Parlange, one of the finest plantation houses of the bayou country in Louisiana and a classic example of French colonial architecture, was built at New Roads, Pointe Coupee Parish, La., by Marquis Vincent de Ternant, whose descendants still own it.
Formosa Plastics Group operates three other Louisiana facilities in East Baton Rouge and Pointe Coupee parishes. St.