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Washington Parish, Louisiana

909 Pearl St
Franklinton, LA 70438
Phone: (985) 839-7825
Fax: (985) 839-7828

On the northeastern border of LA, northeast of Baton Rouge; organized Mar 6, 1819 from Saint Tammany Parish. Name Origin: For George Washington (1732-99), American patriot and first U.S. president

Area (sq mi):: 675.97 (land 669.57; water 6.40) Population per square mile: 66.60
Population 2005: 44,623 State rank: 26 Population change: 2000-20005 1.60%; 1990-2000 1.70% Population 2000: 43,926 (White 66.90%; Black or African American 31.50%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.80%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 36.10
Income 2000: per capita $12,915; median household $24,264; Population below poverty level: 24.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,336-$19,809
Unemployment (2004): 7.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.00% Median travel time to work: 32.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 31.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Bogalusa (12,908)

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    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has started to conduct work for the remedial investigation of the Colonial Creosote site in Washington Parish, Louisiana.
    On January 29th, the Louisiana branch of the American Civil Liberties Union filed suit against the small town of Franklinton in west central Washington Parish, Louisiana. Town officials were forced to remove four signs on public property leading into town, which read "Jesus Is Lord Over Franklinton." Residents of the community had privately financed the signs, but the ACLU claimed that they nevertheless violated church-state separation because taxpayer-funded road crews had erected them.

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