Rapides Parish

Rapides Parish, Louisiana

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

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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    Kirkland and Hall were booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center, each on a $500,000 bond, according to(https://www.
    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.
    2] family lines from Rapides Parish and 1 of 29 lines from Franklin Parish had a portion of larvae that survived after 7 days on leaf tissue of Genuity[R]VT Double Pro[TM] with a total of 10 and 1 survivors, respectively (Table 2).
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Little ruled that the Rapides Parish School Board violated the constitutional rights of a Muslim child whose parents filed a lawsuit claiming their child was part of a group called into the office of Principal John Cotton last December and given Bibles.
    In Louisiana last spring, the Rapides Parish school board announced huge raises of $10,000 to $20,000 for administrators.
    Under the Department's directive, the discharge from the plant went to a roadside ditch maintained by the Rapides Parish (the equivalent of a county elsewhere).