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Washington Parish, Louisiana

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Washington Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Franklinton and as of 2000, the population is 43,926.

Map of Louisiana highlighting Washington Parish
Map of Louisiana highlighting Washington Parish
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History

Washington Parish was formed in 1819 by splitting off from St. Tammany Parish. Franklinton, Louisiana became the Parish seat on February 10, 1821

Geography

The parish has a total area of 1,751 km2 (676 mi2). 1,734 km2 (670 mi2) of it is land and 17 km2 (6 mi2) of it is water. The total area is 0.95% water.

Adjacent parishes

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 43,926 people, 16,467 households, and 11,642 families residing in the parish. The population density is 25/km2 (66/mi2). There are 19,106 housing units at an average density of 11/km2 (28/mi2). The racial makeup of the parish is 67.42% White, 31.53% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. 0.76% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 16,467 households out of which 32.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.30% are married couples living together, 17.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% are non-families. 26.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.56 and the average family size is 3.09.

In the parish the population is spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 14.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 95.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.80 males.

The median income for a household in the parish is $24,264, and the median income for a family is $29,480. Males have a median income of $27,964 versus $17,709 for females. The per capita income for the parish is $12,915. 24.70% of the population and 19.40% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 32.20% of those under the age of 18 and 20.40% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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Regions
Acadiana - Florida Parishes - Greater New Orleans - Northwest Louisiana
Largest cities
Alexandria - Baton Rouge - Bossier City - Houma - Kenner - Lafayette - Lake Charles - Metairie - Monroe - New Iberia - New Orleans - Shreveport
Parishes

Acadia - Allen - Ascension - Assumption - Avoyelles - Beauregard - Bienville - Bossier - Caddo - Calcasieu - Caldwell - Cameron - Catahoula - Claiborne - Concordia - De Soto - East Baton Rouge - East Carroll - East Feliciana - Evangeline - Franklin - Grant - Iberia - Iberville - Jackson - Jefferson - Jefferson Davis -
La Salle - Lafayette - Lafourche - Lincoln - Livingston - Madison - Morehouse - Natchitoches - Orleans - Ouachita - Plaquemines - Pointe Coupee - Rapides -
Red River - Richland - Sabine - St. Bernard - St. Charles - St. Helena - St. James - St. John the Baptist - St. Landry - St. Martin - St. Mary - St. Tammany - Tangipahoa - Tensas - Terrebonne - Union - Vermilion - Vernon - Washington - Webster - West Baton Rouge - West Carroll - West Feliciana - Winn

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