Saint Landry Parish

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Saint Landry Parish, Louisiana

118 S Court St Suite 109
Opelousas, LA 70571
Phone: (337) 942-5606
Fax: (337) 948-7265
www.stlandry.org

In south-central LA, north of Lafayette; organized Mar 31, 1807 (prior to statehood) from Opelousas Parish. Name Origin: For Saint Landry (or Landri or Landericus; ?-656), bishop of Paris (650-656)

Area (sq mi):: 938.83 (land 928.65; water 10.18) Population per square mile: 96.80
Population 2005: 89,937 State rank: 16 Population change: 2000-20005 2.60%; 1990-2000 9.20% Population 2000: 87,700 (White 56.10%; Black or African American 42.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 34.60
Income 2000: per capita $12,042; median household $22,855; Population below poverty level: 29.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,464-$19,517
Unemployment (2004): 6.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.90% Median travel time to work: 28.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 38.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Opelousas County seat (22,865)
  • Eunice (11,569)

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