Pointe Coupee Parish

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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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