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Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana (LA)

County population in 2014: 41,145 (36% urban, 64% rural); it was 41,481 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,521
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,604
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,968
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,307 (it was 3,768 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

33%

Land area: 832 sq. mi.

Water area: 33.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 49 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Avoyelles Parish: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (13.9%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 52%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 42%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (66.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (29.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.4%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.1%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Louisiana median age:  35.0 years
Males: 20,631  (50.1%)
Females: 20,514  (49.9%)

Avoyelles Parish,LA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Avoyelles Parish:

2.0 people
Louisiana:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $34,248 ($23,851 in 1999)

This county:

$34,248
Louisiana:

$45,727

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $424 (lower quartile is $276, upper quartile is $536)
This county:

$424
State:

$647


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $96,643 (it was $52,000 in 2000)
Avoyelles:

$96,643
Louisiana:

$155,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $59,046 - $166,747
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $895
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $282

Institutionalized population: 3,248

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 10
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 9
  • Burglaries: 181
  • Thefts: 227
  • Auto thefts: 7
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 64 buildings, average cost: $112,600
  • 2008: 60 buildings, average cost: $116,900
  • 2009: 37 buildings, average cost: $116,100
  • 2010: 39 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2011: 33 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2012: 59 buildings, average cost: $163,400
  • 2013: 76 buildings, average cost: $164,800
  • 2014: 66 buildings, average cost: $132,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $220 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $234 (0.3%)

Avoyelles Parish household income distribution in 2009 Avoyelles Parish home values distribution Avoyelles Parish contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 23.2%
(16.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.9% for Black residents, 30.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.4% for American Indian residents, 16.5% for other race residents, 32.3% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 23.0%
Avoyelles Parish:

23.0%
Louisiana:

19.6%
(17.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.6% for Black residents, 31.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.3% for American Indian residents, 11.7% for other race residents, 29.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 38 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 47 years old, Asian residents: 16 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 34 years old, Other race residents: 32 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Avoyelles Parish is $371 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $421 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $573 a month.

Cities in this county include: Marksville, Bunkie, Cottonport, Simmesport, Mansura, Moreauville, Fifth Ward, Hessmer, Bordelonville, Center Point.

Avoyelles Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Ben Hill County, Georgia , Brooks County, Georgia , Franklin County, Mississippi , Glynn County, Georgia , Grady County, Georgia , Walthall County, Mississippi .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.0%
Louisiana:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,013
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 59.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 8.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 223 (68% naturalized citizens)

Avoyelles Parish:

0.5%
Whole state:

2.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 16
  • 1990 to 1994: 13
  • 1985 to 1989: 24
  • 1980 to 1984: 18
  • 1975 to 1979: 59
  • 1970 to 1974: 13
  • 1970 to 1974: 15
  • 1965 to 1969: 65
Note: State values scaled to Avoyelles Parish population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 70.6%

Avoyelles Parish marital status for males Avoyelles Parish marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 12,694
  • One, attached: 247
  • Two: 518
  • 3 or 4: 329
  • 5 to 9: 302
  • 10 to 19: 35
  • 20 or more: 145
  • Mobile homes: 2,248
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 58

Housing units in Avoyelles Parish with a mortgage: 3,765 (272 second mortgage, 133 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,408

Here:

46.1% with mortgage
State:

59.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Avoyelles Parish

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic18,40022
Evangelical Protestant4,05029
Mainline Protestant4467
Black Protestant3702
Other1763
None18,631-
Avoyelles Parish Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Avoyelles Parish:

3.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Avoyelles Parish:

5.93 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 18
This county:

4.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Avoyelles Parish:

10.7%
Louisiana:

10.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Avoyelles Parish:

30.9%
State:

29.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.9%
State:

13.7%

Agriculture in Avoyelles Parish:

Average size of farms: 305 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $58,941
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $291.78
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 9.13%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $56,919
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 60.09%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 9.35%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $75,538
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.48%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.47
Corn for grain: 11611 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 4831 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 20036 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 58343 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 252 acres

Earthquake activity:

Avoyelles Parish-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 249.4 miles away from Avoyelles Parish center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 283.6 miles away from the county center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 467.8 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 332.4 miles away from the county center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 284.8 miles away from Avoyelles Parish center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 287.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 11, 2016 to August 31, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4277: August 14, 2016, FEMA Id: 4277, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 08, 2016 to April 08, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4263: March 13, 2016, FEMA Id: 4263, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Louisiana Flooding, Incident Period: April 25, 2011 to July 07, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3322: May 06, 2011, FEMA Id: 3322, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Louisiana Flooding, Incident Period: April 25, 2011 to July 07, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4015: August 18, 2011, FEMA Id: 4015, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Louisiana Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: September 01, 2008 to September 11, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1786: September 02, 2008, FEMA Id: 1786, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 27, 2008 to September 11, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3289: August 29, 2008, FEMA Id: 3289, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to November 01, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1607: September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1607, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to November 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3260: September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 3260, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 26, 2005 to November 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3212: August 27, 2005, FEMA Id: 3212, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Loss of the Space Shuttle <span class="italic">Columbia</span>, Incident Period: February 01, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3172: February 01, 2003, FEMA Id: 3172, Natural disaster type: Other
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Avoyelles Parish (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Hurricanes: 8, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Philippines (17%)
  • Germany (17%)
  • Vietnam (8%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • Netherlands (6%)
  • Other Caribbean (6%)
  • Nicaragua (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Avoyelles Parish (%):

  • French (except Basque) (24%)
  • United States or American (21%)
  • French Canadian (6%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • English (2%)
  • German (2%)
  • Acadian/Cajun (2%)

Avoyelles Parish mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,666 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 2,358 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 46 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 6 (0%)
  • Railroad: 17 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 21 (0%)
  • Walked: 276 (2%)
  • Other means: 248 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 247 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana in 2000:

  • 1,738 people in state prisons
  • 728 people in nursing homes
  • 581 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 18 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 16 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 11 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 11 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 9 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana in 2010:

  • 1,563 people in state prisons
  • 1,122 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 563 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 42 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 38 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 7 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $41,854.

3.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,994 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.58%
Louisiana average:

6.57%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.73% relocated from other counties in Louisiana ($26,959 average AGI)
0.84% relocated from other states ($7,035 average AGI)
Avoyelles Parish:

0.84%
Louisiana average:

2.51%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Rapides Parish, LA  0.91% ($31,476 average AGI)
from East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.26% ($29,750)
from Pointe Coupee Parish, LA  0.18% ($24,708)
from St. Landry Parish, LA  0.18% ($51,250)
from Lafayette Parish, LA  0.16% ($25,364)
from Grant Parish, LA  0.12% ($30,118)
from Jefferson Parish, LA  0.12% ($48,000)


4.40% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,134 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.40%
Louisiana average:

6.57%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.36% relocated to other counties in Louisiana ($22,132 average AGI)
1.03% relocated to other states ($6,002 average AGI)
Avoyelles Parish:

1.03%
Louisiana average:

2.51%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Rapides Parish, LA  1.12% ($27,545 average AGI)
to East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.33% ($23,326)
to Lafayette Parish, LA  0.30% ($28,341)
to Harris County, TX  0.19% ($19,346)
to St. Landry Parish, LA  0.16% ($23,091)
to Evangeline Parish, LA  0.15% ($29,429)
to Pointe Coupee Parish, LA  0.13% ($34,056)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.9

Births per 1000 population in Avoyelles Parish

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Avoyelles Parish

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Avoyelles Parish

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 21.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Avoyelles Parish
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Avoyelles Parish


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,658 (5,678 aged, 1,980 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,562 (14%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (905)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (558)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (523)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (319)
  • Congestive heart failure (299)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (273)
  • Unspecified dementia (224)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (211)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (202)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (173)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.76
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5,229
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 172
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 44,356

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,489
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,185

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 29
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 48

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 2

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 165.0. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 130.6
  • Other - 34.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 38,730
  • In family households: 33,139 (6,862 male householders, 3,716 female householders)
    7,098 spouses, 11,859 children (10,865 natural, 270 adopted, 724 stepchildren), 1,375 grandchildren, 395 brothers or sisters, 227 parents, 459 other relatives, 999 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,591 (2,260 male householders (1,888 living alone)), 2,594 female householders (2,347 living alone)), 737 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,343 (3,248 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 4,540 2-persons, 2,553 3-persons, 1,952 4-persons, 981 5-persons, 341 6-persons, 211 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,235 1-person, 549 2-persons, 44 3-persons, 14 4-persons, 6 5-persons, 4 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

6,513 married couples with children.
3,280 single-parent households (617 men, 2,663 women).

79.1% of residents of Avoyelles Parish speak English at home.
2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
18.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (64% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 27% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (92% speak English very well, 8% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $288,534,000 ($6,873 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,625,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $97,191,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $68,337,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $12,521,000
Federal grants: $99,501,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,669,000 ($709,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,315,000 ($2,737,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $10,752,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $12,117,000
Federal Government insurance: $54,045,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 3,437
Here:

82 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,506
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +5
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -274
Here -7 per 1000 residents
State -20 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Avoyelles Parish

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.49 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 152
  • 2010 to 2013: 498
  • 2000 to 2009: 2,141
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,093
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,668
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,984
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,101
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,542
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,061
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,112
Note: State values scaled to Avoyelles population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Avoyelles Parish population
  • 1 room: 35
  • 2 rooms: 202
  • 3 rooms: 574
  • 4 rooms: 1,471
  • 5 rooms: 3,070
  • 6 rooms: 2,825
  • 7 rooms: 1,488
  • 8 rooms: 840
  • 9+ rooms: 463
  • 1 room: 67
  • 2 rooms: 186
  • 3 rooms: 671
  • 4 rooms: 1,057
  • 5 rooms: 1,029
  • 6 rooms: 460
  • 7 rooms: 184
  • 8 rooms: 42
  • 9+ rooms: 72
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Avoyelles Parish population
  • no bedroom: 61
  • 1 bedroom: 455
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,921
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,341
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,060
  • 5+ bedrooms: 130
  • no bedroom: 70
  • 1 bedroom: 804
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,604
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,116
  • 4 bedrooms: 171
  • 5+ bedrooms: 3
Cars and other vehicles available in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Avoyelles Parish population
  • no vehicle: 883
  • 1 vehicle: 3,621
  • 2 vehicles: 4,744
  • 3 vehicles: 1,400
  • 4 vehicles: 249
  • 5+ vehicles: 71
  • no vehicle: 1,023
  • 1 vehicle: 1,747
  • 2 vehicles: 795
  • 3 vehicles: 181
  • 4 vehicles: 11
  • 5+ vehicles: 11

67% of Avoyelles Parish residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 68% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in Louisiana.

Avoyelles Parish:

67.4%
State average:

59.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 37,736
  • Northeast: 168
  • Midwest: 501
  • South: 2,347
  • West: 415

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $41,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Avoyelles Parish
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (57.0%)
  • Electricity (29.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.3%)
  • Wood (1.8%)
  • Utility gas (54.9%)
  • Electricity (37.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 558
Here:

10.9%
Louisiana:

17.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 322
Here:

12.0%
Louisiana:

15.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 115
Here:

12.3%
Louisiana:

16.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Avoyelles Parish government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $238,000
    Parking Facilities: $64,000
    Own Hospitals: $57,000
    Water Utilities: $53,000
    Regular Highways: $29,000
  • Current Operations - Own Hospitals: $8,350,000
    Police Protection: $5,951,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,364,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,172,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,646,000
    Financial Administration: $1,635,000
    Regular Highways: $1,281,000
    General - Other: $1,071,000
    Libraries: $774,000
    Fire Protection: $635,000
    Housing & Community Development: $611,000
    Central Staff Services: $582,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $561,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $368,000
    Water Utilities: $205,000
    Health Services - Other: $159,000
    Parks & Recreation: $20,000
    Air Transportation: $20,000
    Sewerage: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $139,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Own Hospitals: $175,000
    Judicial: $128,000
    Central Staff: $84,000
    Financial Administration: $59,000
    General - Other: $39,000
    Police Protection: $22,000
    Regular Highways: $21,000
    Corrections - Other: $13,000
    Fire Protection: $3,000
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $2,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $11,494,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $8,000

Avoyelles Parish government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $6,341,000
    All Other: $1,802,000
    Housing & Community Development: $69,000
    Sewerage: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,599,000
    Housing & Community Development: $423,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,215,000
    Housing & Community Development: $137,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,995,000
    Interest Earnings: $171,000
    Property Sale Other: $13,000
    Rents: $6,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $293,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,345,000
    Public Welfare: $1,330,000
    General Support: $826,000
    Highways: $438,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $4,628,000
    Property: $2,430,000
    Other Selective Sales: $489,000
    NEC: $115,000

Avoyelles Parish government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $167,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,550,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $57,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,254,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $897,000
    Water Utilities: $142,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $456,000
    Water Utilities: $25,000

Avoyelles Parish government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $13,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,228,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $916,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,948
  • Number of aged recipients: 398
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,550
  • Number of recipients under 18: 451
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,672
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 825
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,200
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,174
Avoyelles Parish Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Avoyelles Parish Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Avoyelles Parish, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary21077.7 years
Joseph19972.6 years
James17371.5 years
John16869.9 years
Willie10272.0 years
George9976.1 years
William9177.7 years
Louis8976.0 years
Robert8968.2 years
Marie8782.0 years
Most common last names in Avoyelles Parish, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bordelon55476.6 years
Ducote35275.7 years
Lemoine32675.0 years
Mayeux23178.4 years
Laborde20675.7 years
Juneau19377.5 years
Gauthier18075.9 years
Dauzat17673.2 years
Guillory16978.9 years
Guillot15877.1 years
Businesses in Avoyelles Parish, LA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T5Nike1
Ace Hardware2Pizza Hut2
AutoZone2Popeyes1
Blockbuster1SONIC Drive-In1
Burger King1Sears1
CVS1Subway4
Chevrolet1Taco Bell1
FedEx2U-Haul4
H&R Block2UPS1
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
McDonald's2

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