Saint Tammany Parish

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Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana

701 N Columbia St
Covington, LA 70433
Phone: (985) 809-8700

On the southeastern border of LA, east of Baton Rouge; organized Oct 27, 1810 (prior to statehood) from Feliciana Parish. Name Origin: For a celebrated Delaware Indian chief who lived in the 1600s; from Tamanend, possibly 'friendly' or 'affable.' His admirers claimed him as their "patron saint" during the American Revolution.

Area (sq mi):: 1124.08 (land 854.15; water 269.93) Population per square mile: 257.90
Population 2005: 220,295 State rank: 5 Population change: 2000-20005 15.20%; 1990-2000 32.40% Population 2000: 191,268 (White 85.30%; Black or African American 9.90%; Hispanic or Latino 2.50%; Asian 0.70%; Other 2.30%). Foreign born: 2.40%. Median age: 36.30
Income 2000: per capita $22,514; median household $47,883; Population below poverty level: 9.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $29,220-$31,639
Unemployment (2004): 3.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.70% Median travel time to work: 32.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 39.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Slidell (26,845)
  • Mandeville (11,511)

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