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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    Number of sampling points (n) for three soil series and contrasting land use types in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA Series Land use n Gallion Forest 5 Cropland, sugarcane (Saccharum spp.), stems 10 of sugarcane were mixed with surface soil and decomposed WRP, 12 years 10 Latanier Forest 10 Cropland, wheat (Triticum spp.) 5 WRP, 18 years 10 Sharkey Forest 10 Cropland, cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) 10 WRP, 15 years 5 Table 2.
    The study area is located in western St. Landry Parish, Louisiana approximately 7.0 km north of the city of Church Point, Louisiana.
    Seasonal abundance of major waterbird taxa at an agricultural wetland site in western St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA, 1997-2001.

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