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:
Land area: 529 sq. mi. Water area: 11.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 19 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Caldwell Parish: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.2%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (12.5%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $120 (0.2%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $111 (0.2%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 19.9%
(17.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.6% for Black residents, 17.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 13.8% for other race residents, 64.8% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 39 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 49 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 37 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
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.
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), Columbia Heights Baptist Church (F), Hebert Methodist Church (G), Holum Baptist Church (H), Kelly 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
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
Caldwell Parish historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 3.2 times above 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.
Caldwell Parish-area historical earthquake activity is below Louisiana state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/10/1994 at 23:34:02, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 71.5 miles away from the county center On 3/3/2001 at 10:46:13, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.5 miles away from the county center On 5/16/2007 at 13:22:21, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.2 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Most recent natural disasters:
Louisiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: October 29, 2009 to November 3, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1863): December 10, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1863, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Louisiana Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: September 1, 2008 to September 11, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1786): September 2, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1786, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 16, 2006 to November 8, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1668): November 2, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1668, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Louisiana Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to November 1, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1607): September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1607, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Louisiana Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to November 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3260): September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3260, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Louisiana Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 26, 2005 to November 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3212): August 27, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3212, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Louisiana Hurricane Lili, Incident Period: October 1, 2002 to October 16, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1437): October 3, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1437, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Louisiana Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: April 27, 1991 to May 31, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-904): May 3, 1991, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-904, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Louisiana SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: May 4, 1989 to May 27, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-829): May 20, 1989, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-829, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Louisiana SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: January 11, 1983, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-675): January 11, 1983, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-675, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
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: 7, Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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 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:
In family households: 8,170 (1,863 male householders, 820 female householders)
1,947 spouses, 2,641 children (2,380 natural, 55 adopted, 206 stepchildren), 368 grandchildren, 77 brothers or sisters, 52 parents, 127 other relatives, 225 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 1,378 (589 male householders (505 living alone)), 633 female householders (577 living alone)), 156 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 584 (578 institutionalized population)
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.
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:
63 per 1000 residents
78 per 1000 residents
67 per 1000 residents
49 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: 0
0 per 1000 residents
+4 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +53
+5 per 1000 residents
-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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 174
2000 to 2004: 270
1990 to 1999: 872
1980 to 1989: 1,115
1970 to 1979: 1,017
1960 to 1969: 770
1950 to 1959: 365
1940 to 1949: 284
1939 or earlier: 388
Rooms in houses/apartments in Caldwell Parish, Louisiana
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 8867
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