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

482 sq mi (1,233 km²)
471 sq mi (1,221 km²)
1 sq mi (2 km²), 0.19%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

42,509
90/sq mi (35/km²)
Founded 1873
Named for President Abraham Lincoln
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Lincoln Parish (French: Paroisse de Lincoln) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Ruston. In 2004, its population was estimated to be 42,382.[citation needed] Lincoln Parish and neighboring Jackson Parish are part of the Ruston Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

The parish was established during reconstruction in 1873 from land that had belonged to Bienville Parish, Claiborne Parish, Jackson Parish and Union Parish.[citation needed] It is named for former U.S. president Abraham Lincoln.[citation needed]

Geography

The parish has a total area of 472 square miles (1,223 km²), of which, 471 square miles (1,221 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (2 km²) of it (0.19%) is water.[citation needed]

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Major highways

Adjacent parishes

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 42,509 people, 15,235 households, and 9,689 families residing in the parish. The population density was 90 people per square mile (35/km²). There were 17,000 housing units at an average density of 36 per square mile (14/km²). The racial makeup of the parish was 57.42% White, 39.84% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 1.28% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. 1.16% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Census Pop.  %±
1900 15,898
1910 18,485 16.3%
1920 16,962 −8.2%
1930 22,822 34.5%
1940 24,790 8.6%
1950 25,782 4.0%
1960 28,535 10.7%
1970 33,800 18.5%
1980 39,763 17.6%
1990 41,745 5.0%
2000 42,509 1.8%
Est. 2006 41,857 [2] −1.5%
Lincoln Parish Census Data[3]

There were 15,235 households out of which 30.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.50% were married couples living together, 15.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.40% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the parish the population was spread out with 22.10% under the age of 18, 25.70% from 18 to 24, 23.20% from 25 to 44, 17.60% from 45 to 64, and 11.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 94.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.90 males.

The median income for a household in the parish was $26,977, and the median income for a family was $38,972. Males had a median income of $32,376 versus $20,877 for females. The per capita income for the parish was $14,313. About 18.20% of families and 26.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.10% of those under age 18 and 18.10% of those age 65 or over.

Attractions

Map of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana With Municipal Labels

Lincoln Parish Park

Cities and towns

Education

Lincoln Parish residents are zoned to Lincoln Parish School Board schools.

The parish is home to Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, and Grambling State University in Grambling.

See also

References

External links

Coordinates: 32°36′N 92°40′W / 32.60°N 92.66°W / 32.60; -92.66


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Lincoln Parish, Louisiana
Map
File:Map of Louisiana highlighting Lincoln Parish.png
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the USA highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1873
Seat Ruston
Largest City Ruston
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.19%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

42509
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Named for: President Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln Parish is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. Its parish seat is Ruston. In 2004, its population was estimated to be 42,382. The parish was established in 1873 from land that had belonged to Bienville Parish, Claiborne Parish, Jackson Parish and Union Parish. It is named for former U.S. president Abraham Lincoln.

Lincoln Parish and neighboring Jackson Parish are part of the Ruston Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

Geography

The parish has a total area of 1,223 km² (472 sq mi). 1,221 km² (471 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.19%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent parishes

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 42,509 people, 15,235 households, and 9,689 families residing in the parish. The population density was 35/km² (90/sq mi). There were 17,000 housing units at an average density of 14/km² (36/sq mi). The racial makeup of the parish was 57.42% White, 39.84% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 1.28% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. 1.16% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 15,235 households out of which 30.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.50% were married couples living together, 15.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.40% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the parish the population was spread out with 22.10% under the age of 18, 25.70% from 18 to 24, 23.20% from 25 to 44, 17.60% from 45 to 64, and 11.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 94.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.90 males.

The median income for a household in the parish was $26,977, and the median income for a family was $38,972. Males had a median income of $32,376 versus $20,877 for females. The per capita income for the parish was $14,313. About 18.20% of families and 26.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.10% of those under age 18 and 18.10% of those age 65 or over.

Attractions

Map of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana With Municipal Labels

Lincoln Parish Park

Cities and towns

External links

Coordinates: 32°36′N 92°40′W / 32.60, -92.66


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