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

360 sq mi (933 km²)
359 sq mi (931 km²)
1 sq mi (2 km²), 0.23%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

12,314
34/sq mi (13/km²)
Founded 1877
Named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

West Carroll Parish (French: Paroisse de Carroll Ouest) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Oak Grove and as of 2000, the population was 12,314.

Contents

History

The parish was formed in 1877, when Carroll Parish was split in two.

Geography

The parish has a total area of 360 square miles (933 km²), of which, 359 square miles (931 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (2 km²) of it (0.26%) is water.

Law Enforcement

West Carroll Parish Court House - Oak Grove - LA - 2009 Sept - facing SE from Main St.jpg

The West Carroll Sheriff's Office Provides full time law enforcement for the parish and has 17 full time deputies. Jerry Philley currently serves as sheriff.

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Major highways

Adjacent parishes

National protected area

Demographics

Census Pop.  %±
1900 3,685
1910 6,249 69.6%
1920 8,857 41.7%
1930 13,895 56.9%
1940 19,252 38.6%
1950 17,248 −10.4%
1960 14,177 −17.8%
1970 13,028 −8.1%
1980 12,922 −0.8%
1990 12,093 −6.4%
2000 12,314 1.8%
Est. 2006 11,732 [1] −4.7%
West Carroll Parish Census Data[2]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 12,314 people, 4,458 households, and 3,249 families residing in the parish. The population density was 34 people per square mile (13/km²). There were 4,980 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the parish was 79.89% White, 18.88% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. 1.35% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,458 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.80% were married couples living together, 12.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.10% were non-families. 24.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the parish the population was spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 9.70% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 15.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 102.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.50 males.

The median income for a household in the parish was $24,637, and the median income for a family was $31,806. Males had a median income of $28,211 versus $18,477 for females. The per capita income for the parish was $12,302. About 18.20% of families and 23.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.80% of those under age 18 and 22.30% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of West Carroll Parish, Louisiana With Municipal Labels

Education

West Carroll Parish public schools, including Oak Grove High School, are operated by the West Carroll Parish School Board.

Notable natives and residents

  • Dave L. Pearce (1904-1984), the Democratic Louisiana commissioner of agriculture from 1952-1956 and again from 1960-1976, was a native of West Carroll Parish. He was born in Oak Grove.
  • Henry L. Yelverton (1928-2009), state trial and appellate court judge based in Lake Charles, was reared in the Macon Ridge section of West Carroll Parish.

See also

References

Coordinates: 32°47′N 91°27′W / 32.79°N 91.45°W / 32.79; -91.45


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West Carroll Parish, Louisiana
Map
File:Map of Louisiana highlighting West Carroll Parish.png
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the USA highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1877
Seat Oak Grove
Largest City Oak Grove
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.23%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

12314
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Named for: Charles Carroll of Carrollton

West Carroll Parish (French: Paroisse de Carroll Ouest) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Oak Grove and as of 2000, the population is 12,314.

West Carroll Parish is nearly 80 percent white in population, while its neighboring East Carroll Parish is 2/3 black. West Carroll tends to vote Republican in competitive elections. In the 2004 presidential race, West Carroll gave the George W. Bush - Richard B. Cheney electors 3,740 votes (74 percent) to 1,231 ballots (24 percent) for the Democratic John Kerry - John Edwards slate.

Dave L. Pearce (1904-1984), the Democratic Louisiana commissioner of agriculture from 1952-1956 and again from 1960-1976, was a native of West Carroll Parish. He was born in Oak Grove.

Contents

History

The parish was formed in 1877, when Carroll Parish was split in two.

Geography

The parish has a total area of 933 km² (360 sq mi). 931 km² (359 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.26%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent parishes

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 12,314 people, 4,458 households, and 3,249 families residing in the parish. The population density was 13/km² (34/sq mi). There were 4,980 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (14/sq mi). The racial makeup of the parish was 79.89% White, 18.88% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. 1.35% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,458 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.80% were married couples living together, 12.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.10% were non-families. 24.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the parish the population was spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 9.70% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 15.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 102.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.50 males.

The median income for a household in the parish was $24,637, and the median income for a family was $31,806. Males had a median income of $28,211 versus $18,477 for females. The per capita income for the parish was $12,302. About 18.20% of families and 23.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.80% of those under age 18 and 22.30% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of West Carroll Parish, Louisiana With Municipal Labels

Coordinates: 32°47′N 91°27′W / 32.79, -91.45


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