Tangipahoa Parish

Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 215
Amite, LA 70422
Phone: (985) 748-3211
Fax: (985) 748-7576
www.tangipahoa.org

On the northern border of LA, east of Baton Rouge; organized Mar 6, 1869 from Livingston, Saint Tammany, Saint Helena, and Washington parishes. Name Origin: For the Indian tribe, which has since disappeared. The name is probably from Choctaw tanchapi 'cornstalk' or 'cob,' and ayua 'gather': 'corn gatherers.'

Area (sq mi):: 823.12 (land 790.24; water 32.88) Population per square mile: 134.80
Population 2005: 106,502 State rank: 12 Population change: 2000-20005 5.90%; 1990-2000 17.40% Population 2000: 100,588 (White 68.90%; Black or African American 28.40%; Hispanic or Latino 1.50%; Asian 0.40%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 32.30
Income 2000: per capita $14,461; median household $29,412; Population below poverty level: 22.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,071-$21,789
Unemployment (2004): 6.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.70% Median travel time to work: 29.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 31.10%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Hammond (18,044)

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    Chris Broadwater announced his resignation in December 2017 from the seat representing Tangipahoa Parish, the Republican said the job was taking too much time away from his wife and four daughters.
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    She was a classroom teacher, math curriculum specialist, and principal for the Tangipahoa Parish School Board between 1963 and 1979 and then director of admissions and assistant registrar at Southeastern until retirement in 1992.
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