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

739 sq mi (1,915 km²)
704 sq mi (1,822 km²)
36 sq mi (93 km²), 4.84%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

10,920
16/sq mi (6/km²)
Founded 1808
Named for Tensas word for big, clear lake
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Catahoula Parish (French: Paroisse de Catahoula) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. Its seat is Harrisonburg, located on the Ouachita River, which forms the eastern boundary of the parish. In 2000, the population of the parish was 10,920.

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History

Catahoula Parish lays claim to having the Catahoula Leopard breed of dog named after it. Also, Col. James "Jim" Bowie of Alamo fame and brother Rezin Bowie, both of Louisiana, owned the Catahoula breed.[1][2] During the early 1900s, Teddy Roosevelt used the Catahoula when hunting.[3] Louisiana Governor Earl K. Long had an interest in the breed and collected them.[2]

Geography

The parish has a total area of 739 square miles (1,915 km²), of which, 704 square miles (1,822 km²) of it is land and 35 square miles (93 km²) of it (4.84%) is water. It is bordered by the Ouachita River on the east.

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Major highways

Adjacent parishes

National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 10,920 people, 4,082 households, and 2,992 families residing in the parish. The population density was 16 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 5,351 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the parish was 71.78% White, 27.12% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. 0.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,082 households out of which 32.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.70% were married couples living together, 14.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.70% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.02.

Census Pop.  %±
1900 16,351
1910 10,415 −36.3%
1920 11,074 6.3%
1930 12,451 12.4%
1940 14,618 17.4%
1950 11,834 −19.0%
1960 11,421 −3.5%
1970 11,769 3.0%
1980 12,287 4.4%
1990 11,065 −9.9%
2000 10,920 −1.3%
Est. 2006 10,567 [5] −3.2%
Catahoula Parish Census Data[6]

In the parish the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 10.00% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.00 males.

The median income for a household in the parish was $22,528, and the median income for a family was $27,206. Males had a median income of $26,181 versus $18,427 for females. The per capita income for the parish was $12,608. About 22.60% of families and 28.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.80% of those under age 18 and 20.10% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities and towns

Map of Catahoula Parish, Louisiana With Municipal Labels

Unincorporated areas

  • Enterprise
  • Larto

Water features

Education

Catahoula Parish School Board operates local public schools.

Notable natives and residents

See also

References

External links

Coordinates: 31°40′N 91°51′W / 31.67°N 91.85°W / 31.67; -91.85


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Catahoula Parish, Louisiana
Map
File:Map of Louisiana highlighting Catahoula Parish.png
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the USA highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1808
Seat Harrisonburg
Largest City Jonesville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 4.84%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

10920
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Named for: Tensas word for big, clear lake

Catahoula Parish (French: Paroisse de Catahoula) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. Its seat is Harrisonburg. In 2000, the population of the parish was 10,920.

Contents

Geography

The parish has a total area of 1,915 km² (739 sq mi). 1,822 km² (704 sq mi) of it is land and 93 km² (36 sq mi) of it (4.84%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent parishes

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 10,920 people, 4,082 households, and 2,992 families residing in the parish. The population density was 6/km² (16/sq mi). There were 5,351 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (8/sq mi). The racial makeup of the parish was 71.78% White, 27.12% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. 0.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,082 households out of which 32.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.70% were married couples living together, 14.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.70% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the parish the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 10.00% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.00 males.

The median income for a household in the parish was $22,528, and the median income for a family was $27,206. Males had a median income of $26,181 versus $18,427 for females. The per capita income for the parish was $12,608. About 22.60% of families and 28.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.80% of those under age 18 and 20.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Catahoula Parish, Louisiana With Municipal Labels

See also

Coordinates: 31°40′N 91°51′W / 31.67, -91.85


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