West Carroll Parish

West Carroll Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 1078
Oak Grove, LA 71263
Phone: (318) 428-3281
Fax: (318) 428-9896

On the northeastern border of the LA panhandle, northeast of Monroe; organized Mar 28, 1877 from Carroll Parish. Name Origin: From the division of Carroll Parish into two parishes: East and West

Area (sq mi):: 360.32 (land 359.40; water 0.92) Population per square mile: 32.80
Population 2005: 11,806 State rank: 57 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.10%; 1990-2000 1.80% Population 2000: 12,314 (White 79.10%; Black or African American 18.90%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.30%. Median age: 37.20
Income 2000: per capita $12,302; median household $24,637; Population below poverty level: 23.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $15,632-$18,231
Unemployment (2004): 13.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.00% Median travel time to work: 26.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 39.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Disaster recovery centers in Oak Grove (West Carroll Parish) and Monroe (Ouachita Parish) will no longer be open on Sundays.
"Kids will get into it because their ambitions seem to be to get prepared for work in electronics, welding, carpentry," said Kent Davis, West Carroll Parish's schools superintendent.

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