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

580 sq mi (1,503 km²)
570 sq mi (1,476 km²)
11 sq mi (27 km²), 1.82%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

15,397
27/sq mi (10/km²)
Founded 1845
Named for U.S. President Andrew Jackson
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
The Jackson Parish Courthouse in Jonesboro, Louisiana
The Jackson Parish Museum and Fine Arts Association is located at 515 South Cooper Avenue across from the First Baptist Church.
The Jackson Parish Veterans Memorial is located across from the parish library in Jonesboro.
The Jackson Parish Library in Jonesboro


Jackson Parish (French: Paroisse de Jackson) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. In 2000, its population was 15,397. The parish seat is Jonesboro. Jackson Parish is part of the Ruston Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

Geography

The parish has a total area of 580 square miles (1,503 km²), of which, 570 square miles (1,476 km²) of it is land and 11 square miles (27 km²) of it (1.82%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent parishes

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 15,397 people, 6,086 households, and 4,302 families residing in the parish. The population density was 27 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 7,338 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the parish was 71.01% White, 27.87% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 0.37% from two or more races. 0.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,086 households out of which 31.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.80% were married couples living together, 14.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.01.

Census Pop.  %±
1900 9,119
1910 13,818 51.5%
1920 14,486 4.8%
1930 13,808 −4.7%
1940 17,807 29.0%
1950 15,434 −13.3%
1960 15,828 2.6%
1970 15,963 0.9%
1980 17,321 8.5%
1990 15,705 −9.3%
2000 15,397 −2.0%
Est. 2006 15,202 [2] −1.3%
Jackson Parish Census Data[3]

In the parish the population was spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 25.70% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 16.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.50 males.

The median income for a household in the parish was $28,352, and the median income for a family was $36,317. Males had a median income of $31,977 versus $19,992 for females. The per capita income for the parish was $15,354. About 16.00% of families and 19.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.30% of those under age 18 and 15.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Jackson Parish, Louisiana With Municipal Labels

Education

Public schools in Jackson Parish are operated by the Jackson Parish School Board.

Notable persons

Presidential elections

Jackson Parish was historically part of the Solid South with Al Smith receiving 100 percent of the vote in 1928.[5] It has trended more Republican since at least 1960. Bill Clinton and George W. Bush both carried the parish twice. In the 2008 U.S. presidential election John McCain outpolled Barack Obama by 30 percentage points.[6]

See also

Historical romance author Jennifer Blake lives in Quitman.

References

Coordinates: 32°18′N 92°33′W / 32.30°N 92.55°W / 32.30; -92.55


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Jackson Parish, Louisiana
Map
File:Map of Louisiana highlighting Jackson Parish.png
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the USA highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1845
Seat Jonesboro
Largest City Jonesboro
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.82%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

15397
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Named for: President Andrew Jackson

Jackson Parish is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Jonesboro. In 2000, its population was 15,397.

Jackson Parish is part of the Ruston Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

Geography

The parish has a total area of 1,503 km² (580 sq mi). 1,476 km² (570 sq mi) of it is land and 27 km² (11 sq mi) of it (1.82%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent parishes

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 15,397 people, 6,086 households, and 4,302 families residing in the parish. The population density was 10/km² (27/sq mi). There were 7,338 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/sq mi). The racial makeup of the parish was 71.01% White, 27.87% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 0.37% from two or more races. 0.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,086 households out of which 31.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.80% were married couples living together, 14.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the parish the population was spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 25.70% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 16.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.50 males.

The median income for a household in the parish was $28,352, and the median income for a family was $36,317. Males had a median income of $31,977 versus $19,992 for females. The per capita income for the parish was $15,354. About 16.00% of families and 19.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.30% of those under age 18 and 15.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Jackson Parish, Louisiana With Municipal Labels

Notable residents

Coordinates: 32°18′N 92°33′W / 32.30, -92.55


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