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

768 sq mi (1,988 km²)
755 sq mi (1,955 km²)
13 sq mi (33 km²), 1.68%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

16,851
22/sq mi (9/km²)
Founded 1828
Named for Governor William C.C. Claiborne
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Claiborne Parish (French: Paroisse de Claiborne) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Homer and as of 2000, the population is 16,851.

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History

The parish is named for the first Louisiana governor, William C. C. Claiborne.

One of the most prominent Claiborne Parish residents is Loy F. Weaver, a retired banker who served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1976-1984.[1]

Pinkie C. Wilkerson represented Claiborne Parish in the state House from 1992, having defeated Kenneth Volentine in the 1991 general election. She served until her death in a six-vehicle accident in Bossier City on August 1, 2000.[2] Volentine was subsequently elected sheriff in 1995 and 1999.

The Claiborne Parish Courthouse was built in 1860 in Greek style. It served as a point of departure for Confederate troops.

Geography

The parish has a total area of 768 square miles (1,988 km²), of which, 755 square miles (1,955 km²) of it is land and 13 square miles (33 km²) of it (1.68%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent parishes

National protected area

Demographics

Holly Springs Baptist Church west of Homer on U.S. Highway 79 is among rural congregations in Claiborne Parish. It maintains a cemetery across the highway from the sanctuary.

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 16,851 people, 6,270 households, and 4,338 families residing in the parish. The population density was 22 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 7,815 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the parish was 51.80% White, 47.37% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. 0.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Census Pop.  %±
1900 23,029
1910 25,050 8.8%
1920 27,885 11.3%
1930 32,285 15.8%
1940 29,855 −7.5%
1950 25,063 −16.1%
1960 19,407 −22.6%
1970 17,024 −12.3%
1980 17,095 0.4%
1990 17,405 1.8%
2000 16,851 −3.2%
Est. 2006 16,210 [4] −3.8%
Claiborne Parish Census Data[5]

There were 6,270 households out of which 29.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.10% were married couples living together, 17.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.80% were non-families. 28.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the parish the population was spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 26.90% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 17.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.40 males.

The median income for a household in the parish was $25,344, and the median income for a family was $32,225. Males had a median income of $29,161 versus $20,102 for females. The per capita income for the parish was $13,825. About 21.40% of families and 26.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.30% of those under age 18 and 23.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Claiborne Parish, Louisiana With Municipal Labels

Education

Claiborne Academy is located midway between Homer and Haynesville.

Claiborne Parish School Board serves the parish. Claiborne Academy is a private institution located since 1970 on the highway about midway between Homer and Haynesville.

Corrections

Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections operates the David Wade Correctional Center in an unincorporated section of Claiborne Parish near both Homer and Haynesville.[6]

See also

References

External links

Coordinates: 32°49′N 92°59′W / 32.82°N 92.99°W / 32.82; -92.99


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Claiborne Parish, Louisiana
Map
File:Map of Louisiana highlighting Claiborne Parish.png
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the USA highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1828
Seat Homer
Largest City Homer
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.68%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

16851
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Named for: Governor William C.C. Claiborne

Claiborne Parish (French: Paroisse de Claiborne) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Homer and as of 2000, the population is 16,851. The parish is named for the first Louisiana governor, William C. C. Claiborne.

Two Louisiana Commissioners of Agriculture and Forestry have roots in Claiborne Parish: Dave L. Pearce, who served from 1952-1956 and again from 1960-1976, and Bob Odom, in office from 1980-2008.

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Geography

The parish has a total area of 1,988 km² (768 sq mi). 1,955 km² (755 sq mi) of it is land and 33 km² (13 sq mi) of it (1.68%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent parishes

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 16,851 people, 6,270 households, and 4,338 families residing in the parish. The population density was 9/km² (22/sq mi). There were 7,815 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/sq mi). The racial makeup of the parish was 51.80% White, 47.37% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. 0.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,270 households out of which 29.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.10% were married couples living together, 17.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.80% were non-families. 28.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the parish the population was spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 26.90% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 17.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.40 males.

The median income for a household in the parish was $25,344, and the median income for a family was $32,225. Males had a median income of $29,161 versus $20,102 for females. The per capita income for the parish was $13,825. About 21.40% of families and 26.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.30% of those under age 18 and 23.20% of those age 65 or over.

Trivia

Haynesville and Homer high schools have the oldest football rivalry in the state. The teams first played in 1907, and they have met twice in one year for the playoffs. The Haynesville Tornado has prevailed over the Homer Pelicans in the win-column.

Cities and towns

Map of Claiborne Parish, Louisiana With Municipal Labels

External links

Coordinates: 32°49′N 92°59′W / 32.82, -92.99


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