Caldwell Parish, Louisiana (LA)

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County population in 2012: 10,004 (all rural); it was 10,560 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,526
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,499
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,122
Renter-occupied apartments: 880 (it was 819 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

33%

Land area: 529 sq. mi.

Water area: 11.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 19 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Caldwell Parish: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (36.8%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (31.6%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (21.1%), Construction (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 39%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 61%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Caldwell Parish, Louisiana:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (79.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (17.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Louisiana median age:  35.0 years
Males: 5,188  (52.9%)
Females: 4,944  (47.1%)
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Caldwell Parish,LA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Caldwell Parish:

2.0 people
Louisiana:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $38,761 ($26,972 in 1999)

This county:

$38761
Louisiana:

$44164

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $331 (lower quartile is $190, upper quartile is $456)
This county:

$331
State:

$620


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $66,867 (it was $46,400 in 2000)
Caldwell:

$66,867
Louisiana:

$140,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $40,094 - $122,021
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $860
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $230

Institutionalized population: 578

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


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

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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $189,600
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $216,700
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $156,600

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $357 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $243 (0.4%)

Caldwell Parish household income distribution in 2009 Caldwell Parish home values distribution Caldwell Parish contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.2%
(16.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.9% for Black residents, 34.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.0% for other race residents, 50.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.9%
Caldwell Parish:

20.9%
Louisiana:

19.8%
(16.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.9% for Black residents, 39.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.0% for other race residents, 54.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, Asian residents: 38 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 32 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Caldwell Parish is $355 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $421 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $533 a month.

Cities in this county include: Banks Springs, Clarks, Grayson, Columbia.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Caldwell Parish: Sphinx Landing (A), Seven Runs Crossing (B), Barr Point Landing (C), Bellevue Landing (D), Bunker Hill Landing (E), Call Landing (F), Castor Landing (G), Copenhagen Landing (H), Cottingham Landing (I), Cottonwood Landing (J), Doctor Cole Landing (K), Fig Tree Landing (L), Forest Home Landing (M), Fredericksburg Landing (N), Gibson Landing (O), Gin Rake Landing (P), Gum Point Landing (Q), Hebert Landing (R), Heison Landing (S), Hogan Landing (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Caldwell Parish include: Sardis Church (A), Spring Hill Church (B), Ward 5 Church (C), Hebert Church of God (D), Locust Grove Church (E), Hebert Methodist Church (F), Holum Baptist Church (G), Kelly Baptist Church (H), Zion Hill Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Adams Cemetery (1), McDaniel Cemetery (2), Newsom Cemetery (3), Tidwell Cemetery (4), Benson Cemetery (5), Welcome Home Cemetery (6), Bethany Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Short Lake (A), Sawyer Pond (B), Riverton Lake (C), Open Lake (D), Brandon Lake (E), Brown Lake (F), Brushy Lake (G), Morengo Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cypress Creek (A), Humble Creek (B), Bushy Creek (C), Bull Creek (D), Hart Creek (E), Buck Branch (F), Bridger Bayou (G), Bridge Creek (H), Grassy Bayou (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Caldwell Parish include: Fort Necessity Recreation Area (1), Boeuf State Wildlife Management Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Catahoula Parish , Franklin Parish , Jackson Parish , La Salle Parish , Ouachita Parish , Richland Parish , Winn Parish .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.3%
Louisiana:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 311
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 65.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 8.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 68 (51% naturalized citizens)

Caldwell Parish:

0.6%
Whole state:

2.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1
  • 1990 to 1994: 10
  • 1985 to 1989: 17
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 17
  • 1970 to 1974: 5
  • 1970 to 1974: 6
  • 1965 to 1969: 12

Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 56.7%

Caldwell Parish marital status for males Caldwell Parish marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Caldwell Parish with a mortgage: 920 (58 second mortgage, 34 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 774

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

59.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Caldwell Parish

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,56224
Mainline Protestant4693
Catholic921
None4,009-
Caldwell 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: 7
Caldwell Parish:

6.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.97 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Caldwell Parish:

5.82 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

2.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Caldwell Parish:

10.3%
Louisiana:

10.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Caldwell Parish:

29.4%
State:

29.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

5.2%
State:

13.7%

Agriculture in Caldwell Parish:

Average size of farms: 213 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $17,416
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $215.02
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 10.08%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 20.89%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $21,211
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 30.08%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $36,400
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.98%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.82
Corn for grain: 1157 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 680 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 7048 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 3531 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 222 acres

Tornado activity:

Caldwell Parish historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Louisiana state average. It is 1912538.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 fatalities and 68 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/19/1983, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Caldwell Parish-area historical earthquake activity is above Louisiana state average. It is 81% 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 316.1 miles away from Caldwell Parish center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 266.6 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 213.5 miles away from the county 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 215.9 miles away from the county 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) earthquake occurred 293.8 miles away from Caldwell Parish center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 297.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Caldwell Parish (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Mexico (32%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (16%)
  • Korea (10%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • Other Western Europe (6%)
  • India (6%)
  • Other South Central Asia (6%)

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

  • United States or American (35%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (8%)
  • French (except Basque) (5%)
  • German (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • African (2%)

Caldwell Parish mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,986 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 692 (18%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 10 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 3 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 80 (2%)
  • Other means: 30 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 45 (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 282 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 245 people in state prisons
  • 102 people in nursing homes
  • 52 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 20 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 4 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 336 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 166 people in state prisons
  • 75 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $48,494.

5.88% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,193 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
Louisiana average:

6.57%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.29% relocated from other counties in Louisiana ($20,755 average AGI)
1.59% relocated from other states ($10,438 average AGI)
Caldwell Parish:

1.59%
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 Ouachita Parish, LA  1.53% ($29,140 average AGI)
from La Salle Parish, LA  0.52% ($39,059)


5.97% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,441 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.97%
Louisiana average:

6.57%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.59% relocated to other counties in Louisiana ($21,831 average AGI)
1.38% relocated to other states ($8,610 average AGI)
Caldwell Parish:

1.38%
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 Ouachita Parish, LA  2.20% ($27,222 average AGI)
to La Salle Parish, LA  0.55% ($30,500)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8

Births per 1000 population in Caldwell Parish

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 12.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Caldwell Parish

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Caldwell Parish

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,855 (1,526 aged, 329 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 18.46
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 19820.98
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 599.8
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 40758.51

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1344.320
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1050.840

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 19.3
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 37.87

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,548

Size of family households: 1,215 2-persons, 645 3-persons, 492 4-persons, 208 5-persons, 82 6-persons, 41 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,082 1-person, 128 2-persons, 8 3-persons, 4 4-persons.

1,684 married couples with children.
569 single-parent households (88 men, 481 women).

96.7% of residents of Caldwell Parish speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (79% speak English very well, 11% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $72,110,000 ($6654 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,278,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $24,683,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $23,711,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,759,000
Federal grants: $18,563,000
Federal procurement contracts: $665,000 ($263,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,730,000 ($226,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $145,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,275,000
Federal Government insurance: $19,343,000

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

Births: 669
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 704
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +53
Here +5 per 1000 residents
State -20 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Caldwell Parish

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.67 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 143
  • 2000 to 2004: 684
  • 1990 to 1999: 769
  • 1980 to 1989: 991
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,139
  • 1960 to 1969: 542
  • 1950 to 1959: 268
  • 1940 to 1949: 258
  • 1939 or earlier: 249
Rooms in houses/apartments in Caldwell Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 68
  • 3 rooms: 161
  • 4 rooms: 465
  • 5 rooms: 934
  • 6 rooms: 778
  • 7 rooms: 392
  • 8 rooms: 166
  • 9+ rooms: 150
  • 1 room: 3
  • 2 rooms: 46
  • 3 rooms: 65
  • 4 rooms: 223
  • 5 rooms: 257
  • 6 rooms: 157
  • 7 rooms: 32
  • 8 rooms: 20
  • 9+ rooms: 16
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Caldwell Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 13
  • 1 bedroom: 167
  • 2 bedrooms: 828
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,787
  • 4 bedrooms: 301
  • 5+ bedrooms: 26
  • no bedroom: 3
  • 1 bedroom: 112
  • 2 bedrooms: 300
  • 3 bedrooms: 357
  • 4 bedrooms: 40
  • 5+ bedrooms: 7
Cars and other vehicles available in Caldwell Parish, Louisiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 218
  • 1 vehicle: 962
  • 2 vehicles: 1,371
  • 3 vehicles: 440
  • 4 vehicles: 108
  • 5+ vehicles: 23
  • no vehicle: 203
  • 1 vehicle: 401
  • 2 vehicles: 174
  • 3 vehicles: 28
  • 4 vehicles: 13
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

61% of Caldwell Parish residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 75% lived in Louisiana.

Caldwell Parish:

60.7%
State average:

59.6%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $17,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Caldwell Parish
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (45.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24.0%)
  • Utility gas (23.0%)
  • Wood (6.2%)
  • No fuel used (1.0%)
  • Electricity (38.1%)
  • Utility gas (35.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.2%)
  • Wood (4.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 30
Here:

2.2%
Louisiana:

17.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 17
Here:

2.9%
Louisiana:

15.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 21
Here:

8.1%
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)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Caldwell Parish Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Caldwell Parish Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Caldwell Parish, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James8373.3 years
William7875.1 years
John7372.1 years
Robert5174.8 years
Mary5177.3 years
Willie3976.2 years
George3577.8 years
Henry3574.4 years
Charles3369.7 years
Annie3077.3 years
Most common last names in Caldwell Parish, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown6975.7 years
Smith4770.7 years
Williams4173.7 years
Martin3579.3 years
May3375.6 years
Johnson3273.9 years
Davis2876.7 years
Meredith2579.2 years
Tarver2476.6 years
Taylor2376.2 years
Businesses in Caldwell Parish, LA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
McDonald's1UPS2
Popeyes1

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