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Claiborne Parish, Louisiana (LA)


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County population in 2012: 16,828 (18% urban, 82% rural); it was 16,851 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,840
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,639
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,751
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,538 (it was 1,519 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

33%

Land area: 755 sq. mi.
Water area: 12.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 22 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Claiborne Parish: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.7%), Public administration (12.5%), Manufacturing (12.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 27%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana:


Median resident age:  40.0 years
Louisiana median age:  35.0 years

Males: 9,611  (48.9%)
Females: 7,584  (51.1%)

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Average household size:
Claiborne Parish:

2.0 people
Louisiana:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $33,068 ($25,344 in 1999)
This county:

$33068
Louisiana:

$42492

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $294 (lower quartile is $181, upper quartile is $440)
This county:

$294
State:

$566


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $63,068 (it was $48,300 in 2000)
Claiborne Parish:

$63,068
Louisiana:

$135,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $29,395 - $106,176

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $138,608
Here:

$138,608
State:

$177,067

Townhouses or other attached units: $185,921
Here:

$185,921
State:

$204,229

In 2-unit structures: $683,391
Here:

$683,391
State:

$235,168

Mobile homes: $60,043
Here:

$60,043
State:

$34,481

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $6,982
Here:

$6,982
State:

$47,390
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,071
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $229

Institutionalized population: 2,917

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


Claiborne Parish, LA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $128 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $117 (0.2%)


Claiborne Parish household income distribution in 2009 Claiborne Parish home values distribution


Claiborne Parish contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 27.1%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.7% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 41 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

26.5%
Whole state:

19.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

12.7%
Whole state:

9.4%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Claiborne Parish is $392 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $464 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $554 a month.

Cities in this county include: Homer, Haynesville, Athens, Lisbon.

Claiborne Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Local government website: claiborneone.org/cppj

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Claiborne Parish: Camp (A), North Louisiana Experimental Station (B), Sugar Creek Camp (C), Bucktail Camp (D), Corney Lake Picnic Area (E), North Louisiana Hill Farm Experiment Station (F), State Line (G), North Louisiana Experimental Station (H), Turkey Pot Campground (I), Claiborne Parish Fire District 6 Baileytown Station (J), Wade State Correctional Center (K), Claiborne Parish Fire District 6 Sharon Station (L), Claiborne Parish Fire District 6 Antioch Station (M), Claiborne Parish Fire District 6 Arizona Station (N), Claiborne Parish Fire District 6 Summerfield Station (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Claiborne Parish include: Weldon Baptist Church (A), Mount Paron Primitive Baptist Church (B), Holly Springs Baptist Church (C), Harmony Chapel United Methodist Church (D), D'Arbonne Church (E), Bethany Church (F), Bethel Church (G), Bethlehem Church (H), Gilgal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Macedonia Cemetery (1), Lower Old Athens Cemetery (2), Kimbell Cemetery (3), Hurricane Cemetery (4), Holly Springs Cemetery (5), Holly Grove Cemetery (6), Gordon Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Spring Lake (A), King Lake (B), Kidd Lake (C), Marsalis Ponds (D), Craighead Pond (E), Lake Claiborne (F), Goodwin Lake (G), Corney Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cox Creek (A), Cow Creek (B), Coleman Creek (C), Clear Creek (D), Butler Creek (E), Bullock Creek (F), Doe Branch (G), Cypress Creek (H), Dixie Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Claiborne Parish: Lake Claiborne State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Bienville Parish , Columbia County, Arkansas , Lincoln Parish , Union Parish , Webster Parish , Union County, Arkansas .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 455
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 65.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 60 (53% naturalized citizens)

Claiborne Parish:

0.4%
Whole state:

2.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 64.4%

Claiborne Parish marital status for males
Claiborne Parish marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Claiborne Parish with a mortgage: 1,182 (110 second mortgage, 31 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,759

Here:

40.2% with mortgage
State:

59.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.62%
Here43.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 7,351
Total congregations: 44

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents4,734 (64.4%)1,509 (20.5%)400 (5.4%)263 (3.6%)445 (6.1%)
Congregations16 (36.4%)10 (22.7%)7 (15.9%)3 (6.8%)8 (18.2%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Claiborne Parish - Homer, Haynesville, Athens, Lisbon

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Claiborne Parish:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
This county:

7.98 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Claiborne Parish:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.9%
Louisiana:

10.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.3%
Louisiana:

29.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Claiborne Parish:

12.4%
State:

13.7%


Agriculture in Claiborne Parish:

Average size of farms: 202 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $189,051
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $113.06
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 98.46%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $130,307
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 12.73%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $48,265
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.18%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 17.48
Corn for grain: 14 harvested acres
Vegetables: 42 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Claiborne Parish historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 3.1 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 5 fatalities and 23 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 2/12/1950, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed 5 people and injured 10 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Claiborne Parish-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Louisiana state average. It is 92% 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 24.8 miles away from the county center
On 3/16/1997 at 19:07:27, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.6 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 33.4 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 41.9 miles away from Claiborne Parish center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Claiborne Parish (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Ice Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Freeze: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Paper (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Health care (23%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

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




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





Claiborne Parish mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,344 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 865 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 40 (1%)
  • Walked: 152 (3%)
  • Other means: 75 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 110 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

2,767 people in state prisons
150 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $40,789.

6.51% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,894 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.51%
Louisiana average:

8.89%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.00% relocated from other counties in Louisiana ($20,916 average AGI)
2.51% relocated from other states ($10,978 average AGI)
Claiborne Parish:

2.51%
Louisiana average:

2.22%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Webster Parish, LA  1.21% ($27,383 average AGI)
from Lincoln Parish, LA  0.53% ($38,192)
from Bossier Parish, LA  0.30% ($35,000)
from Bienville Parish, LA  0.28% ($38,786)
from Caddo Parish, LA  0.26% ($26,538)
from Union Parish, LA  0.26% ($40,154)
from Columbia County, AR  0.24% ($25,833)


5.81% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,811 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
Louisiana average:

13.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.95% relocated to other counties in Louisiana ($19,200 average AGI)
1.85% relocated to other states ($12,607 average AGI)
Claiborne Parish:

1.85%
Louisiana average:

7.16%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Webster Parish, LA  1.14% ($31,821 average AGI)
to Caddo Parish, LA  0.59% ($24,138)
to Lincoln Parish, LA  0.53% ($29,692)
to Bossier Parish, LA  0.43% ($28,619)
to Bienville Parish, LA  0.24% ($33,750)
to Union County, AR  0.20% ($23,400)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.5

Births per 1000 population in Claiborne Parish

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Claiborne Parish

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 18.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Claiborne Parish

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,817 (2,437 aged, 380 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: 6.07
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 14261.43
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 364.280
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 49140.91

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1079.160
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1385.740
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 24.53

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 23.64
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 36.79

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 14,278

Size of family households: 1,934 2-persons, 931 3-persons, 657 4-persons, 310 5-persons, 103 6-persons, 74 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,817 1-person, 167 2-persons, 16 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

98.2% of residents of Claiborne Parish speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 50% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $105,309,000 ($6394 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,774,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $38,628,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $28,078,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $513,000
Federal grants: $34,726,000
Federal procurement contracts: $856,000 ($8,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,508,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $133,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,584,000
Federal Government insurance: $8,723,000

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

Births: 909
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,072
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -2
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State +4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -351
Here -22 per 1000 residents
State -20 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Claiborne Parish

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.40 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.1

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 25
  • 3 rooms: 181
  • 4 rooms: 521
  • 5 rooms: 1,444
  • 6 rooms: 1,229
  • 7 rooms: 657
  • 8 rooms: 385
  • 9+ rooms: 304
  • 1 room: 24
  • 2 rooms: 41
  • 3 rooms: 198
  • 4 rooms: 368
  • 5 rooms: 452
  • 6 rooms: 263
  • 7 rooms: 126
  • 8 rooms: 25
  • 9+ rooms: 22
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 158
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,061
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,833
  • 4 bedrooms: 592
  • 5+ bedrooms: 98
  • no bedroom: 27
  • 1 bedroom: 241
  • 2 bedrooms: 593
  • 3 bedrooms: 583
  • 4 bedrooms: 75
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 430
  • 1 vehicle: 1,501
  • 2 vehicles: 1,906
  • 3 vehicles: 740
  • 4 vehicles: 122
  • 5+ vehicles: 52
  • no vehicle: 433
  • 1 vehicle: 729
  • 2 vehicles: 294
  • 3 vehicles: 52
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 5+ vehicles: 5

60% of Claiborne Parish residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in Louisiana.

Claiborne Parish:

60.0%
State average:

59.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $24,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Claiborne Parish
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (42.7%)
  • Electricity (28.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23.2%)
  • Wood (4.6%)
  • Utility gas (52.9%)
  • Electricity (26.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.5%)
  • Wood (4.3%)
  • No fuel used (1.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 321
Here:

14.8%
Louisiana:

17.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 143
Here:

14.2%
Louisiana:

15.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 25
Here:

6.8%
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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Claiborne Parish government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Claiborne Parish government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Claiborne Parish government finances - Debt in 2002:


Claiborne Parish government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Claiborne Parish Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Claiborne Parish Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Claiborne Parish, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John16374.5 years
James15374.7 years
Mary12079.6 years
William11074.2 years
Willie9972.0 years
George6777.9 years
Robert6672.1 years
Mattie6280.3 years
Annie6180.4 years
Joe5172.6 years
Most common last names in Claiborne Parish, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10378.7 years
Williams7173.3 years
Johnson6775.1 years
Brown6376.5 years
Jones5880.2 years
White5776.2 years
Walker5776.9 years
Thomas5376.9 years
Bailey4976.3 years
Taylor4575.1 years
Businesses in Claiborne Parish, LA
NameCountNameCount
Curves1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In2
H&R Block1Sears1
La-Z-Boy1Subway1
McDonald's1True Value1
Browse common businesses in Claiborne Parish, LA

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