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

703 sq mi (1,820 km²)
648 sq mi (1,678 km²)
55 sq mi (142 km²), 7.80%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

91,814
142/sq mi (55/km²)
Founded February 10, 1832
Named for U.S. Secretary of State Edward Livingston
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.livingstonparishla.gov

Livingston Parish (French: Paroisse de Livingston) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. Its parish seat is Livingston. As of 2000, its population was 91,814.

Livingston Parish is part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Baton Rouge–Pierre Part Combined Statistical Area.

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History

Livingston is an eponym honoring Edward Livingston, a prominent American and Louisianan jurist and statesman who assisted in the drafting of the Louisiana Civil Code of 1825. Livingston Parish was created by state legislature in 1832.[1]

In recent years, Livingston Parish has been represented in the Louisiana State Senate by Republicans, Heulette Fontenot (2000-2008) and Dale M. Erdey (since 2008).

Geography

The parish has a total area of 703 square miles (1,820 km²), of which, 648 square miles (1,678 km²) of it is land and 55 square miles (142 km²) of it (7.80%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent parishes

Economy

Livingston Parish is home of one of two installations for a gravitational wave observatory (LIGO) which is a facility dedicated to the detection of cosmic gravitational waves and the harnessing of these waves for scientific research. http://www.ligo.caltech.edu/LIGO_web/about/

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 91,814 people, 32,630 households, and 25,549 families residing in the parish. The population density was 142 people per square mile (55/km²). There were 36,212 housing units at an average density of 56 per square mile (22/km²). The racial makeup of the parish was 94.35% White, 4.22% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. 1.11% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Census Pop.  %±
1900 8,100
1910 10,627 31.2%
1920 11,643 9.6%
1930 18,206 56.4%
1940 17,790 −2.3%
1950 20,054 12.7%
1960 26,974 34.5%
1970 36,511 35.4%
1980 58,806 61.1%
1990 70,526 19.9%
2000 91,814 30.2%
Livingston Parish Census Data[3]

There were 32,630 households out of which 41.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.10% were married couples living together, 10.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.70% were non-families. 18.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the parish the population was spread out with 29.50% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 31.50% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, and 8.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 98.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.50 males.

The median income for a household in the parish was $38,887, and the median income for a family was $44,071. Males had a median income of $36,508 versus $22,325 for females. The per capita income for the parish was $16,282. As of August 2001, about 43,800 people were employed in the parish. The unemployment rate was 4.8%. About 9.10% of families and 11.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.70% of those under age 18 and 15.80% of those age 65 or over.

Hurricane Katrina had a dramatic effect on the population in Livingston Parish. Many displaced families of the affected Parishes have moved into the area and as a result, the population of the parish has increased significantly. On June 6, 2007, the Census Bureau published a report "Special Population Estimates for Impacted Counties in the Gulf Coast Area" which shows a population increase for Livingston Parish to 111,863 as of January 1, 2006.[4]

2008 and 2004 Presidential election Results

In recent years, Livingston Parish has been one of the most Republican parishes in Louisiana and the country. John McCain won 85% of the vote and 43,269 votes. Democrat Barack Obama came far behind with 13% of the vote and 6,681 votes. This was a big improvement for the Republicans since 2004 where George W. Bush won 77% of the vote and 33,976 votes. John F. Kerry won 22% of the vote and 9,895 votes. [5]

Cities and towns

Map of Livingston Parish, Louisiana With Municipal Labels

Unincorporated areas

Education

The Livingston Parish Public Schools operates all public schools in the parish. Postsecondary institutions include Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond.

See also

References

External links

Geology

Coordinates: 30°26′N 90°44′W / 30.44°N 90.73°W / 30.44; -90.73


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Livingston Parish, Louisiana
Map
File:Map of Louisiana highlighting Livingston Parish.png
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the USA highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded February 10, 1832
Seat Livingston
Largest City Denham Springs
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 7.80%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

91814
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.livingstonparish.com
Named for: U.S. Secretary of State Edward Livingston

Livingston Parish is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. Its parish seat is Livingston. As of 2000, its population was 91,814. It is named for Robert Livingston, who helped negotiate the Louisiana Purchase from France in 1803.

Contents

Geography

The parish has a total area of 1,820 km² (703 sq mi). 1,678 km² (648 sq mi) of it is land and 142 km² (55 sq mi) of it (7.80%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent parishes

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 91,814 people, 32,630 households, and 25,549 families residing in the parish. The population density was 55/km² (142/sq mi). There were 36,212 housing units at an average density of 22/km² (56/sq mi). The racial makeup of the parish was 94.35% White, 4.22% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. 1.11% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 32,630 households out of which 41.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.10% were married couples living together, 10.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.70% were non-families. 18.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the parish the population was spread out with 29.50% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 31.50% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, and 8.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 98.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.50 males.

The median income for a household in the parish was $38,887, and the median income for a family was $44,071. Males had a median income of $36,508 versus $22,325 for females. The per capita income for the parish was $16,282. As of August 2001, about 43,800 people were employed in the parish. The unemployment rate was 4.8%. About 9.10% of families and 11.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.70% of those under age 18 and 15.80% of those age 65 or over.

Hurricane Katrina had a dramatic effect on the population in Livingston Parish. Many displaced families of the affected Parishes have moved into the area and as a result, the population of the parish has increased significantly. On June 6, 2007, the Census Bureau published a report "Special Population Estimates for Impacted Counties in the Gulf Coast Area" which shows a population increase for Livingston Parish to 111,863 as of January 1, 2006.[1]

Cities and towns

Map of Livingston Parish, Louisiana With Municipal Labels

Unincorporated areas

Education

The Livingston Parish Public Schools operates all public schools in the parish. Postsecondary institutions include Louisiana Technical College in Sorrento and Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond.

Economy

Livingston Parish is home of one of two installations for a gravitational wave observatory (LIGO) which is a facility dedicated to the detection of cosmic gravitational waves and the harnessing of these waves for scientific research. http://www.ligo.caltech.edu/LIGO_web/about/

References

  1. ^ {{cite web|url=http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/emergencies/impacted_gulf_estimates.html|title=Special Population Estimates for Impacted Counties in the Gulf Coast Area|accessdate=2007-04-29|author=United States Census Bureau

External links

Coordinates: 30°26′N 90°44′W / 30.44, -90.73


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