Red River Parish

Red River Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 485
Coushatta, LA 71019
Phone: (318) 932-6741
Fax: (318) 932-3126

In west-central LA, southeast of Shreveport; organized 1871 from Caddo, Bossier, Bienville, Natchitoches, and De Soto parishes. Name Origin: For the river, which runs through the county

Area (sq mi):: 402.08 (land 389.29; water 12.79) Population per square mile: 24.30
Population 2005: 9,465 State rank: 62 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.60%; 1990-2000 2.50% Population 2000: 9,622 (White 57.60%; Black or African American 40.90%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 34.60
Income 2000: per capita $12,119; median household $23,153; Population below poverty level: 29.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,393-$18,618
Unemployment (2004): 9.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.80% Median travel time to work: 31.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 38.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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