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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    James Parish, a chemical manufacturing site in Ascension Parish, a catalyst production facility in West Baton Rouge Parish, and a world-class offshore training facility in Tangipahoa Parish, among other operations.
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    Police also were rescuing people from dozens of cars that were stranded on a miles-long stretch of Interstate 12, which was closed from Baton Rouge to Tangipahoa Parish.
    US-based brokerage Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices affiliate Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Bobby Tallo Realty has expanded its presence in Tangipahoa Parish with the acquisition of Louisiana-based realty Pezant Real Estate, the company said.
    25 May 2016 - US-based brokerage Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices affiliate Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Bobby Tallo Realty has expanded its presence in Tangipahoa Parish with the acquisition of Louisiana-based realty Pezant Real Estate, the company said.
    Four commercial nurseries were used as research sites, including Tangipahoa Parish (30[degrees]47'30.
    It had claimed that the racial composition of the Tangipahoa Parish district was harmed because six white children received vouchers.
    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.
    1 Geraldine Schum shows off the 11-point monarch she shot while hunting in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, on Dec.
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    He has worked at First Community for ten years and has a total of almost 39 years in banking, including 14 on the northshore and in Tangipahoa Parish.
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