Grant Parish, Louisiana (LA)

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County population in 2012: 22,068 (14% urban, 86% rural); it was 18,698 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,976
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,952
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,776
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,568 (it was 1,297 in 2000)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

33%

Land area: 645 sq. mi.

Water area: 19.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 34 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Grant Parish: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (35.3%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (13.2%), Construction (11.8%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (11.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 39%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 48%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Grant Parish, Louisiana:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (77.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (15.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.9%)
Median resident age:  36.0 years
Louisiana median age:  35.0 years
Males: 12,491  (41.1%)
Females: 9,818  (58.9%)
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Grant Parish,LA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Grant Parish:

2.0 people
Louisiana:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,562 ($29,622 in 1999)

This county:

$39562
Louisiana:

$44164

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $454 (lower quartile is $313, upper quartile is $728)
This county:

$454
State:

$620


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $79,089 (it was $50,900 in 2000)
Grant:

$79,089
Louisiana:

$140,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $41,470 - $153,759
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $875
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $263

Institutionalized population: 2,921

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: 46 buildings, average cost: $147,400
  • 2008: 26 buildings, average cost: $147,200
  • 2009: 50 buildings, average cost: $177,100

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $434 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $329 (0.5%)

Grant Parish household income distribution in 2009 Grant Parish home values distribution Grant Parish contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.3%
(15.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.1% for Black residents, 34.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 58.9% for American Indian residents, 7.7% for other race residents, 8.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.1%
Grant Parish:

17.1%
Louisiana:

19.8%
(14.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.2% for Black residents, 39.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 56.5% for American Indian residents, 9.3% for other race residents, 9.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 37 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 27 years old, Asian residents: 26 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 32 years old, Other race residents: 33 years old)

Area name: Alexandria, LA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Grant Parish is $405 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $482 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $627 a month.

Cities in this county include: Colfax, Montgomery, Prospect, Dry Prong, Pollock, Georgetown, Rock Hill, Creola.

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

2005 air pollution in Grant Parish:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.081 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.071 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Grant Parish: Camp Grant Walker (A), Thompson Ferry (B), Harrison Camp (C), Saddle Bayou Primitive Campground (D), Camp Mary Lee (E), Camp Windywood (F), Church of God State Camp (G), Clear Creek Campground (H), Catahoula Work Center (I), Stuart Lake Recreation Site (J), Stuart Pine Seed Orchard (K), Verda Volunteer Fire Department (L), Hudson Creek Volunteer Fire Department District 6 (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Grant Parish include: Union Church (A), Walnut Grove Church (B), New Hope Church (C), Big Mount Zion Baptist Church (D), New Prospect Church (E), Liberty Chapel Methodist Church (F), First Baptist Church of Verda (G), Friendship Baptist Church (H), Clear Creek Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Shady Grove Cemetery (1), Pine Knot Cemetery (2), Bynum Cemetery (3), Pine Bluff Cemetery (4), Corbett Cemetery (5), Saint Aloysius Cemetery (6), Coleman Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Boston Fool River (A), Hardwater Lake (B), Pine Lake (C), Parley Black Lake (D), Nantachie Lake (E), Dunn Lake (F), Catfish Prairie (G), Magnolia Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bayou Darrow (A), Bayou Bourbe (B), Dry Branch (C), Gray Branch (D), Cold Branch (E), Camp Creek (F), Dugdemona River (G), Dartigo Creek (H), Curry Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Grant Parish: Catahoula National Wildlife Management Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: La Salle Parish , Natchitoches Parish , Rapides Parish , Winn Parish .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.7%
Louisiana:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 436
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 73.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 100 (59% naturalized citizens)

Grant Parish:

0.5%
Whole state:

2.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 21
  • 1990 to 1994: 2
  • 1985 to 1989: 16
  • 1980 to 1984: 4
  • 1975 to 1979: 8
  • 1970 to 1974: 8
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1965 to 1969: 39

Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 34.3%

Grant Parish marital status for males Grant Parish marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Grant Parish with a mortgage: 1,559 (60 second mortgage, 49 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,655

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

59.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Grant Parish

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,90449
Catholic5203
Mainline Protestant4275
Black Protestant2073
Other--
None12,251-
Grant 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: 4
Grant Parish:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Grant Parish:

2.53 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1
This county:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Grant Parish:

9.9%
Louisiana:

10.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Grant Parish:

29.0%
State:

29.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.3%
State:

13.7%

Agriculture in Grant Parish:

Average size of farms: 182 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $16,965
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $158.22
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 43.90%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $16,256
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 33.05%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.07%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $35,775
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.94%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 17.46
Corn for grain: 1561 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 325 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 1924 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 3163 harvested acres
Vegetables: 234 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 561 acres

Tornado activity:

Grant Parish historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Louisiana state average. It is 4387757.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 15 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 1/6/1951, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 11 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Grant Parish-area historical earthquake activity is above Louisiana state average. It is 82% 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 295.9 miles away from Grant Parish 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 249.0 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 251.4 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 308.7 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 314.5 miles away from Grant 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 334.6 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 Grant Parish (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Freezes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 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 (%):

  • Germany (26%)
  • Vietnam (20%)
  • United Kingdom (13%)
  • Laos (9%)
  • Japan (7%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Other Northern Europe (4%)

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

  • United States or American (28%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • French (except Basque) (10%)
  • English (6%)
  • German (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • French Canadian (1%)

Grant Parish mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,518 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 1,143 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 46 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 3 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 8 (0%)
  • Walked: 94 (1%)
  • Other means: 90 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 174 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 167 people in nursing homes
  • 28 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in other group homes

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

  • 2,647 people in federal prisons
  • 176 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 98 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 16 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $45,730.

8.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,413 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.41%
Louisiana average:

6.57%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.96% relocated from other counties in Louisiana ($26,040 average AGI)
1.44% relocated from other states ($6,371 average AGI)
Grant Parish:

1.44%
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 Rapides Parish, LA  4.89% ($30,039 average AGI)
from Winn Parish, LA  0.26% ($31,167)
from Natchitoches Parish, LA  0.19% ($26,769)
from East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.18% ($33,833)
from Avoyelles Parish, LA  0.15% ($26,600)
from La Salle Parish, LA  0.15% ($71,600)


9.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,897 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.35%
Louisiana average:

6.57%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.49% relocated to other counties in Louisiana ($27,860 average AGI)
1.86% relocated to other states ($7,037 average AGI)
Grant Parish:

1.86%
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 Rapides Parish, LA  4.91% ($33,377 average AGI)
to Avoyelles Parish, LA  0.25% ($30,118)
to La Salle Parish, LA  0.23% ($28,813)
to Winn Parish, LA  0.23% ($38,875)
to Natchitoches Parish, LA  0.22% ($50,000)
to Lafayette Parish, LA  0.20% ($31,286)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.4

Births per 1000 population in Grant Parish

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 9.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Grant Parish

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Grant Parish

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,897 (2,236 aged, 661 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1194.690
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1076.760
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5.13

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 5.13

Household type by relationship:

Households: 19,372

Size of family households: 2,282 2-persons, 1,287 3-persons, 1,066 4-persons, 502 5-persons, 178 6-persons, 81 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,807 1-person, 252 2-persons, 19 3-persons, 12 4-persons, 8 5-persons, 2 6-persons.

3,344 married couples with children.
1,322 single-parent households (280 men, 1,042 women).

97.4% of residents of Grant Parish speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (7% speak English very well, 93% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $152,165,000 ($7951 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,002,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $48,776,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $29,244,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,969,000
Federal grants: $39,271,000
Federal procurement contracts: $6,530,000 ($494,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $26,374,000 ($748,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $286,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,397,000
Federal Government insurance: $10,865,000

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

Births: 1,352
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,033
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +10
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +504
Here +26 per 1000 residents
State -20 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Grant Parish

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.05 millions of gallons per day (37% from ground, 63% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 596
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,369
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,636
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,830
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,482
  • 1960 to 1969: 844
  • 1950 to 1959: 518
  • 1940 to 1949: 334
  • 1939 or earlier: 492
Rooms in houses/apartments in Grant Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 85
  • 3 rooms: 347
  • 4 rooms: 813
  • 5 rooms: 1,720
  • 6 rooms: 1,448
  • 7 rooms: 764
  • 8 rooms: 312
  • 9+ rooms: 285
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 62
  • 3 rooms: 174
  • 4 rooms: 279
  • 5 rooms: 462
  • 6 rooms: 179
  • 7 rooms: 92
  • 8 rooms: 35
  • 9+ rooms: 12
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Grant Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 219
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,538
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,200
  • 4 bedrooms: 686
  • 5+ bedrooms: 131
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 185
  • 2 bedrooms: 501
  • 3 bedrooms: 540
  • 4 bedrooms: 67
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2
Cars and other vehicles available in Grant Parish, Louisiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 335
  • 1 vehicle: 1,641
  • 2 vehicles: 2,766
  • 3 vehicles: 776
  • 4 vehicles: 204
  • 5+ vehicles: 54
  • no vehicle: 225
  • 1 vehicle: 632
  • 2 vehicles: 337
  • 3 vehicles: 98
  • 4 vehicles: 3
  • 5+ vehicles: 2

62% of Grant Parish residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in Louisiana.

Grant Parish:

62.0%
State average:

59.6%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $32,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Grant Parish
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (43.7%)
  • Utility gas (34.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.9%)
  • Wood (4.9%)
  • Utility gas (41.7%)
  • Electricity (37.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.6%)
  • Wood (5.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 156
Here:

6.2%
Louisiana:

17.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 40
Here:

3.7%
Louisiana:

15.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 27
Here:

6.7%
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:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Grant 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 Grant Parish, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James13571.4 years
John12175.5 years
Mary9777.6 years
William9174.3 years
Robert7072.9 years
Charles6169.0 years
George5976.5 years
Willie5473.6 years
Henry4877.9 years
Thomas4773.4 years
Most common last names in Grant Parish, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams7475.6 years
Jones6978.1 years
Johnson6476.2 years
Smith5777.9 years
Walker5573.8 years
Thompson4877.4 years
Jackson4674.0 years
Brown4477.9 years
Nugent4376.7 years
Futrell4171.9 years

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