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

894 sq mi (2,317 km²)
877 sq mi (2,272 km²)
17 sq mi (45 km²), 1.93%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

25,494
29/sq mi (11/km²)
Founded 1843
Named for Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
The De Soto Parish Courthouse in downtown Mansfield

De Soto Parish (French: Paroisse De Soto) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. Its seat is Mansfield. In the 2000 census, the parish population was 25,494.

De Soto Parish is part of the ShreveportBossier City Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Shreveport–Bossier City–Minden Combined Statistical Area.

Contents

History

The parish is named for Hernando de Soto, the Spaniard who explored the future southeastern United States and discovered and named the Mississippi River.

The Battle of Mansfield was fought in De Soto Parish on April 8, 1864. General Alfred Mouton was killed in the fighting, but his position was carried forward by Prince de Polignac, a native of France. The battle is commemorated at the Mansfield State Historic Site four miles south of Mansfield off Louisiana Highway 175. The Confederate victory prevented a planned Union invasion thereafter of Texas.[1]

Geography

The parish has a total area of 894 square miles (2,317 km²), of which, 877 square miles (2,272 km²) of it is land and 17 square miles (45 km²) of it (1.93%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent parishes

National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 25,494 people, 9,691 households, and 6,967 families residing in the parish. The population density was 29 people per square mile (11/km²). There were 11,204 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the parish was 55.97% White, 42.16% Black or African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.54% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 1.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Census Pop.  %±
1900 25,063
1910 27,689 10.5%
1920 29,376 6.1%
1930 31,016 5.6%
1940 31,803 2.5%
1950 24,398 −23.3%
1960 24,248 −0.6%
1970 22,764 −6.1%
1980 25,727 13.0%
1990 25,346 −1.5%
2000 25,494 0.6%
Est. 2006 26,390 [3] 3.5%
De Soto Parish Census Data[4]

There were 9,691 households out of which 33.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.70% were married couples living together, 18.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the parish the population was spread out with 28.40% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.00 males.

The median income for a household in the parish was $28,252, and the median income for a family was $33,196. Males had a median income of $30,780 versus $20,182 for females. The per capita income for the parish was $13,606. About 21.00% of families and 25.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.80% of those under age 18 and 24.90% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities and towns

Map of De Soto Parish, Louisiana With Municipal Labels

Unincorporated areas

Education

Public schools in De Soto Parish are operated by the De Soto Parish School Board.

Notable natives and residents

See also

References

Coordinates: 32°04′N 93°44′W / 32.06°N 93.74°W / 32.06; -93.74


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De Soto Parish, Louisiana
Map
File:Map of Louisiana highlighting De Soto Parish.png
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the USA highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1843
Seat Mansfield
Largest City Mansfield
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.93%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

25494
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Named for: Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto

De Soto Parish is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. It is part of the Shreveport-Bossier City. Its seat is Mansfield. In 2000, its population was 25,494.

Contents

Geography

The parish has a total area of 2,317 km² (894 sq mi). 2,272 km² (877 sq mi) of it is land and 45 km² (17 sq mi) of it (1.93%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent parishes

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 25,494 people, 9,691 households, and 6,967 families residing in the parish. The population density was 11/km² (29/sq mi). There were 11,204 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/sq mi). The racial makeup of the parish was 55.97% White, 42.16% Black or African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.54% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 1.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 9,691 households out of which 33.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.70% were married couples living together, 18.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the parish the population was spread out with 28.40% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.00 males.

The median income for a household in the parish was $28,252, and the median income for a family was $33,196. Males had a median income of $30,780 versus $20,182 for females. The per capita income for the parish was $13,606. About 21.00% of families and 25.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.80% of those under age 18 and 24.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of De Soto Parish, Louisiana With Municipal Labels

Coordinates: 32°04′N 93°44′W / 32.06, -93.74


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