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:
Land area: 645 sq. mi. Water area: 19.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 34 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Grant Parish: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.2%), Construction (12.2%), Manufacturing (12.0%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $131 (0.1%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $116 (0.2%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 15.2%
(12.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.3% for Black residents, 33.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.3% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 19.6% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 36 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 30 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 33 years old, Other race residents: 33 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
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.
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), Prospect Church (E), New Prospect Church (F), Liberty Chapel Methodist Church (G), First Baptist Church of Verda (H), Friendship Baptist 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
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
Grant Parish historical area-adjusted tornado activity is below Louisiana state average. It is 1.4 times above 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.
Grant Parish-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Louisiana state average. It is 100% 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 99.1 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
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 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 Freezing Rain and Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 22, 1998 to December 28, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1264): January 21, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1264, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Freeze
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 Tropical Storm Allison, Incident Period: June 25, 1989 to July 21, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-835): July 17, 1989, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-835, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
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: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tornado: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 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: 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 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:
In family households: 16,904 (3,813 male householders, 1,583 female householders)
3,994 spouses, 5,767 children (5,143 natural, 158 adopted, 466 stepchildren), 695 grandchildren, 138 brothers or sisters, 123 parents, 245 other relatives, 448 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 2,468 (1,112 male householders (932 living alone)), 988 female householders (875 living alone)), 368 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 2,937 (2,921 institutionalized population)
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.
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:
69 per 1000 residents
78 per 1000 residents
53 per 1000 residents
49 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +10
+1 per 1000 residents
+4 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +504
+26 per 1000 residents
-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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 178
2000 to 2004: 637
1990 to 1999: 1,702
1980 to 1989: 1,823
1970 to 1979: 1,621
1960 to 1969: 1,142
1950 to 1959: 921
1940 to 1949: 517
1939 or earlier: 566
Rooms in houses/apartments in Grant Parish, Louisiana
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 15516
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