Rapides Parish

Rapides Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 952
Alexandria, LA 71309
Phone: (318) 473-8153
Fax: (318) 473-4667

In central LA; organized 1807 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: French for the 'rapids,' on the Red River, which runs through the parish

Area (sq mi):: 1361.96 (land 1322.54; water 39.42) Population per square mile: 97.10
Population 2005: 128,462 State rank: 9 Population change: 2000-20005 1.70%; 1990-2000 -4.00% Population 2000: 126,337 (White 65.70%; Black or African American 30.40%; Hispanic or Latino 1.40%; Asian 0.90%; Other 2.10%). Foreign born: 1.60%. Median age: 35.50
Income 2000: per capita $16,088; median household $29,856; Population below poverty level: 20.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,627-$26,934
Unemployment (2004): 5.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.40% Median travel time to work: 23.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 8.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Alexandria County seat (45,971)
  • Pineville (13,784)

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    Since then, Anderson has been held in Rapides Parish Detention Center.
    Stephen Phillips of the Rapides Parish, Louisiana, Sheriff's Office.
    He is currently being held in the Rapides Parish Detention Centre.
    Ramya Swaminathan, CEO of FFP New Hydro, said, 'The development of the Overton hydropower project will represent an investment of more than USD130m in the Rapides Parish, creating hundreds of jobs during construction, operations and maintenance.
    According to a local report by KALB News Channel 5, several concerned citizens called the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office and the KALB news station to report the suspicious sign, clueless that it was in fact, a friendly message of "Welcome Home Yamit" written in Hebrew.
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    The Ten Commandments will not be displayed in a Louisiana courthouse, thanks to a vote by the Rapides Parish Police Jury.
    The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (Louisiana DEQ) announced the arrest of a Rapides Parish man for alleged illegal burning and disposal of solid waste.
    The violence in Jayhawker-infested areas quickly cycled upward, and according to Frazier, "no one was safe in the war-ravaged parishes." In western Rapides Parish, in addition to shooting all Jayhawkers who resisted, officers were encouraged to "keep them in the swamps, and starve them out if there is no other means of reaching them." In his sensationalist A Thrilling Narrative of the Sufferings of Union Refugees and the Massacre of Martyrs of Liberty of Western Louisiana, Dennis Haynes recounts the barbarous level that this conflict reached on the Confederate frontier where Carriere operated.
    Charlotte Elmer, a 30-year veteran in the Rapides Parish, Louisiana, school district, is a retired classroom teacher who has remained committed to inspiring children.
    Alexandria is the parish seat of Rapides Parish, where Parker is also a suspect in numerous other armed robberies, including at least 16 in Alexandria since August 2003.