County population in 2012: 33,710 (39% urban, 61% rural); it was 35,434 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,411 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,266 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,837 Renter-occupied apartments: 4,152 (it was 3,899 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 664 sq. mi. Water area: 15.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 51 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Evangeline Parish: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.2%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (14.5%), Retail trade (11.8%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $126 (0.2%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $119 (0.2%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 23.6%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.9% for Black residents, 51.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 7.3% for other race residents, 18.2% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 35 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39 years old, Black residents: 29 years old, American Indian residents: 32 years old, Asian residents: 33 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29 years old, Other race residents: 31 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 Evangeline Parish is $350 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $421 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $539 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Evangeline Parish: Chicota Youth Camp (A), Pine Prarie Wastewater Treatment Plant (B), Mamou Wastewater Treatment Facility (C), Ville Platte Golf and Country Club (D), Mountain Bayou Scout Camp (E), Ward One Industrial Park (F), Evangeline Parish Police Jury (G), Louisiana State Arboretum (H), Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office (I), Evangeline Parish Agricultural Youth Facility (J), Acadia - Evangeline Fire Protection District Station 2 (K), Saint Landry Volunteer Fire Department (L), Ville Platte Volunteer Fire Department District 2 (M), Faubourg Volunteer Fire Department (N), Bel Aire Cove Volunteer Fire Department (O). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Evangeline Parish include: Mount Triumph Baptist Church (A), Morning Pilgrim Baptist Church (B), Chapel of the Holy Spirit (C), Beaver Creek Baptist Church (D), Antioch Baptist Church (E), Annunciation Church (F), Queen of All Saints Church (G), Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church (H), Saint Matthew Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: McCormack Cemetery (1), Ardoin Cemetery (2), Ashford Cemetery (3), Atteles Cemetery (4), Young Cemetery (5), Murdock Cemetery (6), Soileaus Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Black Lake (A), Turtle Bayou (B), Hubbard Brake (C), Tiger Lake (D), Chicota Lake (E), Lake Chicot (F), Mountain Bayou Lake (G), Indian Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bayou Joe Marcel (A), Deep Slough (B), Cypress Creek (C), Coulee Valentine (D), Coulee Manuel (E), Choctaw Bayou (F), Carps Bayou (G), Caney Bayou (H), Butler Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Evangeline Parish include: Henry J Vidrine Memorial Park (1), Lake Hope Recreational Park (2), Lakeview Park (3), Clandreneau Park (4), Chicot State Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 284 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $34,573 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $216.09 The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 18.38% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $44,180 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 46.03% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 68.43% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $65,466 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.51% Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.53 Corn for grain: 1285 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 2043 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 13242 harvested acres Land in orchards: 150 acres
Evangeline Parish historical area-adjusted tornado activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 2.5 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 fatalities and 9 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 10/29/2002, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed 2 people and injured 3 people and caused $210,000 in damages.
Most recent natural disasters:
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 Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 27, 2008 to September 11, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3289): August 29, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3289, 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 Loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia, Incident Period: February 1, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3172): February 1, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3172, Natural disaster type: Other
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 Western Louisiana Fire Complex, Incident Period: September 8, 2000 to September 22, 2000, Natural disaster type: Fire
Louisiana Tropical Storm Frances and Hurricane Georges, Incident Period: September 9, 1998 to October 4, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1246): September 23, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1246, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm, Hurricane
3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Evangeline Parish (13) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8 Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Fire: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.7 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.8
Births per 1000 population in Evangeline Parish
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.7 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population in Evangeline Parish
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.1 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Evangeline Parish
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 5,953 (4,225 aged, 1,728 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.64 Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 23753.91 Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 736.230 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 113054.64
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1671.360 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1086.100 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2.81
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 29.33 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 30.95
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5.63
EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1 Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 190.6. This is more than state average.
Mechanisms of suicide:
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
Firearm - 146.0
Other - 44.6
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 28,109 (5,857 male householders, 3,012 female householders)
6,022 spouses, 10,672 children (9,787 natural, 250 adopted, 635 stepchildren), 943 grandchildren, 286 brothers or sisters, 165 parents, 346 other relatives, 690 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 4,496 (1,944 male householders (1,666 living alone)), 2,016 female householders (1,843 living alone)), 536 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 1,379 (1,363 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 3,693 2-persons, 2,104 3-persons, 1,684 4-persons, 944 5-persons, 270 6-persons, 174 7-or-more-persons.
72.3% of residents of Evangeline Parish speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
26.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (43% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 26% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $270,958,000 ($7643 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $2,131,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $82,238,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $60,816,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $17,850,000 Federal grants: $105,258,000 Federal procurement contracts: $1,010,000 ($99,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $3,786,000 ($117,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $2,947,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,733,000 Federal Government insurance: $30,044,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
75 per 1000 residents
78 per 1000 residents
56 per 1000 residents
49 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +30
+1 per 1000 residents
+4 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -558
-16 per 1000 residents
-20 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Evangeline Parish
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 5.72 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: 368
2000 to 2004: 764
1990 to 1999: 2,452
1980 to 1989: 2,403
1970 to 1979: 3,663
1960 to 1969: 2,045
1950 to 1959: 1,650
1940 to 1949: 813
1939 or earlier: 977
Rooms in houses/apartments in Evangeline Parish, Louisiana
65% of Evangeline Parish residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 65% 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: 33192
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $15,100
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Evangeline Parish