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Evangeline Parish, Louisiana (LA)


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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:

31%
State:

33%

Land area: 664 sq. mi.
Water area: 15.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 51 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Evangeline Parish, Louisiana:


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

Males: 17,115  (52.0%)
Females: 16,869  (48.0%)

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Evangeline Parish,LA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Evangeline Parish:

2.0 people
Louisiana:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $26,790 ($20,532 in 1999)
This county:

$26790
Louisiana:

$42492

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $279 (lower quartile is $184, upper quartile is $386)
This county:

$279
State:

$566


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $78,807 (it was $48,300 in 2000)
Evangeline Parish:

$78,807
Louisiana:

$135,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $43,134 - $122,776

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $114,123
Here:

$114,123
State:

$177,067

Townhouses or other attached units: $94,552
Here:

$94,552
State:

$204,229

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $393,968
Here:

$393,968
State:

$175,634

Mobile homes: $39,040
Here:

$39,040
State:

$34,481
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,002
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $210

Institutionalized population: 1,363

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:


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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%)


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


Evangeline Parish contract rent distribution in 2009

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:
This county:

32.2%
Whole state:

19.6%

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

16.1%
Whole state:

9.4%

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.

Cities in this county include: Ville Platte, Mamou, Basile, Pine Prairie, Reddell, Chataignier, Turkey Creek.

Evangeline Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Local government website: www.evangelineparish.com

Click to draw/clear Evangeline Parish borders

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

 

Neighboring counties: Acadia Parish , Allen Parish , Avoyelles Parish , Jefferson Davis Parish , Rapides Parish , St. Landry Parish .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 1,127
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 55.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 224 (43% naturalized citizens)

Evangeline Parish:

0.6%
Whole state:

2.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 63.8%

Evangeline Parish marital status for males
Evangeline Parish marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Evangeline Parish with a mortgage: 3,054 (131 second mortgage, 125 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,625

Here:

45.7% with mortgage
State:

59.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.36%
Here73.4%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 25,995
Total congregations: 39

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of GodChurches of ChristOther
Adherents20,317 (78.2%)4,800 (18.5%)305 (1.2%)282 (1.1%)291 (1.1%)
Congregations13 (33.3%)14 (35.9%)2 (5.1%)3 (7.7%)7 (17.9%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Evangeline Parish - Ville Platte, Mamou, Basile, Pine Prairie, Reddell

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
This county:

6.96 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Evangeline Parish:

1.39 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
This county:

3.06 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Evangeline Parish:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.1%
Louisiana:

10.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.2%
Louisiana:

29.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Evangeline Parish:

12.2%
State:

13.7%


Agriculture in Evangeline Parish:

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

Tornado activity:

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:


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).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Health care (25%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Extraction workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

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




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





Evangeline Parish mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,673 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 1,487 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 5 (0%)
  • Railroad: 3 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 4 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 24 (0%)
  • Walked: 199 (2%)
  • Other means: 174 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 208 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $36,339.

5.66% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,531 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Louisiana average:

8.89%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.67% relocated from other counties in Louisiana ($22,728 average AGI)
0.99% relocated from other states ($3,803 average AGI)
Evangeline Parish:

0.99%
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 St. Landry Parish, LA  1.03% ($21,558 average AGI)
from Orleans Parish, LA  0.47% ($23,979)
from Lafayette Parish, LA  0.41% ($32,452)
from Calcasieu Parish, LA  0.34% ($34,912)
from Rapides Parish, LA  0.27% ($25,296)
from Acadia Parish, LA  0.26% ($30,000)
from Jefferson Parish, LA  0.21% ($18,381)


5.18% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,877 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.18%
Louisiana average:

13.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.28% relocated to other counties in Louisiana ($21,716 average AGI)
0.90% relocated to other states ($5,161 average AGI)
Evangeline Parish:

0.90%
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 St. Landry Parish, LA  1.23% ($27,379 average AGI)
to Lafayette Parish, LA  0.66% ($26,791)
to Calcasieu Parish, LA  0.39% ($18,923)
to Allen Parish, LA  0.34% ($19,500)
to East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.30% ($27,033)
to Acadia Parish, LA  0.27% ($18,778)
to Rapides Parish, LA  0.25% ($27,640)

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:

Households: 32,605

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.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,509 1-person, 399 2-persons, 28 3-persons, 17 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 2 6-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:

Births: 2,674
Here:

75 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,992
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +30
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -558
Here -16 per 1000 residents
State -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:
Here:

5.2
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.1

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Evangeline Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 239
  • 3 rooms: 720
  • 4 rooms: 1,376
  • 5 rooms: 2,876
  • 6 rooms: 2,093
  • 7 rooms: 893
  • 8 rooms: 399
  • 9+ rooms: 231
  • 1 room: 54
  • 2 rooms: 532
  • 3 rooms: 493
  • 4 rooms: 1,183
  • 5 rooms: 1,044
  • 6 rooms: 403
  • 7 rooms: 131
  • 8 rooms: 33
  • 9+ rooms: 26
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Evangeline Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 120
  • 1 bedroom: 340
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,217
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,418
  • 4 bedrooms: 644
  • 5+ bedrooms: 98
  • no bedroom: 170
  • 1 bedroom: 730
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,579
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,276
  • 4 bedrooms: 134
  • 5+ bedrooms: 10
Cars and other vehicles available in Evangeline Parish, Louisiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 481
  • 1 vehicle: 2,891
  • 2 vehicles: 4,219
  • 3 vehicles: 946
  • 4 vehicles: 231
  • 5+ vehicles: 69
  • no vehicle: 1,237
  • 1 vehicle: 1,803
  • 2 vehicles: 767
  • 3 vehicles: 87
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

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.

Evangeline Parish:

64.7%
State average:

59.6%


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


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
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (49.1%)
  • Electricity (40.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.2%)
  • Wood (1.3%)
  • Utility gas (56.6%)
  • Electricity (33.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 479
Here:

9.7%
Louisiana:

17.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 259
Here:

11.7%
Louisiana:

15.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 43
Here:

4.1%
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 (Noninst.)


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Evangeline 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 Evangeline Parish, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Joseph22869.0 years
John15968.8 years
Mary13773.6 years
Marie10480.5 years
James10264.2 years
Louis6573.1 years
Hazel5576.5 years
Agnes5381.0 years
Eva5378.6 years
Adam5274.3 years
Most common last names in Evangeline Parish, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Fontenot1,41173.4 years
Guillory47375.2 years
Soileau35876.6 years
Vidrine33476.0 years
Ardoin30274.2 years
Lafleur25074.4 years
Manuel21075.0 years
Johnson16773.9 years
Ortego15075.7 years
Deville15073.3 years
Businesses in Evangeline Parish, LA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Nike2
Ace Hardware1Pizza Hut1
AutoZone1Popeyes1
Best Western1SONIC Drive-In1
Burger King1Subway1
H&R Block1True Value1
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul1
McDonald's1Walmart1
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