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Coordinates: 30°16′N 92°24′W / 30.267°N 92.4°W / 30.267; -92.4

Acadia Parish, Louisiana
Map of Louisiana highlighting Acadia Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location in the U.S.
Seat Crowley
Largest city Crowley
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

658 sq mi (1,703 km²)
655 sq mi (1,697 km²)
2 sq mi (6 km²), 0.35%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

58,861
90/sq mi (35/km²)
Founded 1887
Named for The Acadians
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Acadia Parish (French: Paroisse de l'Acadie) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Crowley. In 2000, the population was 58,861. The parish was founded from parts of St. Landry Parish in 1887 after an election to determine the parish seat, ending when Crowley beat Rayne and Prairie Hayes.

Acadia Parish makes up the entire Crowley Micropolitan Statistical Area as well as part of the LafayetteAcadiana Combined Statistical Area.

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History

The name of the parish is derived from the former French colony of Acadia in Canada (which consisted of the modern provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and much of New Brunswick) many of whose French-speaking inhabitants were deported to Louisiana in the Great Upheaval of 1755 (see Cajuns).

Geography

The parish covers 658 square miles (1,703 km²) of which 655 square miles (1,697 km²) 0.35% is land and 2 square miles (6 km²) water.

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Major highways

Adjacent parishes

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1890 13,231
1900 23,483 77.5%
1910 31,847 35.6%
1920 34,820 9.3%
1930 39,326 12.9%
1940 46,260 17.6%
1950 47,050 1.7%
1960 49,931 6.1%
1970 52,109 4.4%
1980 56,427 8.3%
1990 55,882 −1.0%
2000 58,861 5.3%
Est. 2006 60,457 [1] 2.7%
Acadia Parish Census Data[2]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 58,861 people, 21,142 households, and 15,666 families residing in the parish. The population density was 90 people per square mile (35/km²). There were 23,209 housing units at an average density of 35 per square mile (14/km²). The racial makeup of the parish was 80.73% White, 18.25% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. 0.91% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 19.04% reported speaking French or Cajun French at home.[1]

There were 21,142 households out of which 38.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.50% were married couples living together, 14.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.90% were non-families. 22.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the parish the population was spread out with 29.80% under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 20.90% from 45 to 64, and 12.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.80 males.

The median income for a household in the parish was $26,684, and the median income for a family was $31,812. Males had a median income of $29,353 versus $17,179 for females. The per capita income for the parish was $13,424. 24.50% of the population and 21.00% of families were below the poverty line. 30.30% of those under the age of 18 and 25.20% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

Map of Acadia Parish, Louisiana With Municipal Labels

Other community Names

  • Branch
  • Egan
  • Ellis
  • Evangeline
  • Ebenezer
  • Lyons Point
  • Maxie
  • Midland
  • Mire (formerly Marais Bouleur and Bosco)
  • Mowata
  • Richard
  • Robert's Cove

More information on these communities can be found at http://www.acadia.lib.la.us/newpage1.htm

Education

Acadia Parish is served by Acadia Parish Schools [2].

Acadia Parish Library operates branches in the parish [3].

Notable natives and residents

  • Paul B. Freeland coauthored Acadia Parish, Louisiana: A History to 1900. His collection of photographs and memorabilia of the Crowley area can be accessed from the archives of the Acadia Parish Library in Crowley.

See also

Arcadia Parish history by Gene Thibodeaux 6/8/08 CROWLEY [LA] POST-SIGNAL page 7A http://www.crowleypostsignal.com/Post%20Signal%20PDF%20folder/060808CPSA-web.pdf

References

External links

Geology


Genealogy

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

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Acadia Parish, Louisiana
Map
File:Map of Louisiana highlighting Acadia Parish.png
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the USA highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1887
Seat Crowley
Largest City Crowley
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.35%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

58861
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Named for: The Acadians

Acadia Parish (French: Paroisse de l'Acadie) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Crowley. In 2000, the population was 58,861. The parish was founded from parts of St. Landry Parish in 1887 after an election to determine the parish seat, ending when Crowley beat Rayne and Prairie Hayes.

The name of the county is derived from the former French colony of Acadia in Canada, many of whose French-speaking inhabitants were deported to Louisiana in the Great Upheaval of 1755 (see Cajuns).

The late Presbyterian minister and genealogist Paul B. Freeland coauthored Acadia Parish, Louisiana: A History to 1900. His collection of photographs and memorabilia of the Crowley area can be accessed from the archives of the Acadia Parish Library in Crowley.

Contents

Geography

The parish covers 1,703 km² (658 sq mi) of which 1,697 km² (655 sq mi) 0.35% is land and 6 km² (2 sq mi) water.

Major Highways

Adjacent parishes

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 58,861 people, 21,142 households, and 15,666 families residing in the parish. The population density was 35/km² (90/sq mi). There were 23,209 housing units at an average density of 14/km² (35/sq mi). The racial makeup of the parish was 80.73% White, 18.25% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. 0.91% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 19.04% reported speaking French or Cajun French at home.[1]

There were 21,142 households out of which 38.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.50% were married couples living together, 14.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.90% were non-families. 22.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the parish the population was spread out with 29.80% under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 20.90% from 45 to 64, and 12.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.80 males.

The median income for a household in the parish was $26,684, and the median income for a family was $31,812. Males had a median income of $29,353 versus $17,179 for females. The per capita income for the parish was $13,424. 24.50% of the population and 21.00% of families were below the poverty line. 30.30% of those under the age of 18 and 25.20% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

Map of Acadia Parish, Louisiana With Municipal Labels

Community Names

  • BRANCH
  • CHURCH POINT
  • CROWLEY
  • EGAN
  • ELLIS
  • ESTHERWOOD
  • EVANGELINE
  • IOTA
  • LYONS POINT
  • MAXIE
  • MERMENTAU
  • MIDLAND
  • MIRE (formerly Marais Bouleur and Bosco)
  • MORSE
  • MOWATA
  • RAYNE
  • RICHARD
  • ROBERT’S COVE

More information on these communities can be found at http://www.acadia.lib.la.us/newpage1.htm

Education

Acadia Parish is served by Acadia Parish Schools [2].

Acadia Parish Library operates branches in the parish [3].

References

External links


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