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Morehouse Parish, Louisiana (LA)

County population in 2014: 26,760 (50% urban, 50% rural); it was 31,021 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,614
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,827
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,150
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,412 (it was 3,232 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

33%

Land area: 794 sq. mi.

Water area: 10.9 sq. mi.

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Morehouse Parish: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (34.7%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (26.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 51%
  • Government: 23%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 26%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (50.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (46.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Louisiana median age:  35.0 years
Males: 12,813  (47.9%)
Females: 13,947  (52.1%)
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Morehouse Parish,LA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Morehouse Parish:

2.0 people
Louisiana:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $25,897 ($25,124 in 1999)

This county:

$25897
Louisiana:

$44164

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $348 (lower quartile is $258, upper quartile is $465)
This county:

$348
State:

$620


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $75,352 (it was $46,600 in 2000)
Morehouse:

$75,352
Louisiana:

$140,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $41,863 - $127,054
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $838
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $269

Institutionalized population: 760

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 34
  • Burglaries: 57
  • Thefts: 258
  • Auto thefts: 6

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 22
  • Burglaries: 74
  • Thefts: 302
  • Auto thefts: 14
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 29 buildings, average cost: $167,500
  • 2008: 17 buildings, average cost: $142,600
  • 2009: 22 buildings, average cost: $215,200
  • 2010: 19 buildings, average cost: $158,600
  • 2011: 16 buildings, average cost: $109,200
  • 2012: 20 buildings, average cost: $198,200
  • 2013: 81 buildings, average cost: $153,600
  • 2014: 16 buildings, average cost: $225,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $311 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $223 (0.3%)

Morehouse Parish household income distribution in 2009 Morehouse Parish home values distribution Morehouse Parish contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 27.4%
(15.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.9% for Black residents, 63.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 68.3% for American Indian residents, 32.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 27.1%
Morehouse Parish:

27.1%
Louisiana:

19.8%
(15.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.7% for Black residents, 71.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 66.7% for American Indian residents, 36.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 39 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 65 years old, Asian residents: 25 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 59 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Morehouse Parish is $359 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $446 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $535 a month.

Cities in this county include: Bastrop, Mer Rouge, Bonita, Collinston, Oak Ridge.

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

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Neighboring counties: Pima County, Arizona , East Carroll Parish , Candler County, Georgia , Hancock County, Georgia , Gaines County, Texas , Taylor County, Georgia , Titus County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

10.2%
Louisiana:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 810
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 66.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 110 (80% naturalized citizens)

Morehouse Parish:

0.4%
Whole state:

2.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 16
  • 1990 to 1994: 6
  • 1985 to 1989: 3
  • 1980 to 1984: 35
  • 1975 to 1979: 27
  • 1970 to 1974: 8
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 15

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 66.9%

Morehouse Parish marital status for males Morehouse Parish marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,485
  • One, attached: 158
  • Two: 228
  • 3 or 4: 388
  • 5 to 9: 146
  • 10 to 19: 47
  • 20 or more: 196
  • Mobile homes: 2,036
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 27

Housing units in Morehouse Parish with a mortgage: 3,006 (282 second mortgage, 126 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,299

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

59.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Morehouse Parish

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,00546
Black Protestant2,38617
Mainline Protestant1,36514
Catholic3931
Other3312
None11,499-
Morehouse 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: 6
Morehouse Parish:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.


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

1.39 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Morehouse Parish:

5.91 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
This county:

1.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Morehouse Parish:

12.5%
Louisiana:

10.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Morehouse Parish:

32.7%
State:

29.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

5.5%
State:

13.7%

Agriculture in Morehouse Parish:

Average size of farms: 595 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $123,911
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $278.36
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.70%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $141,192
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 72.79%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 67.06%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $117,543
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 82.28%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.51
Corn for grain: 48165 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2060 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 57980 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 27955 harvested acres
Vegetables: 29 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 218 acres

Earthquake activity:

Morehouse Parish-area historical earthquake activity is above Louisiana state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 214.8 miles away from Morehouse 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 165.1 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 167.4 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 284.9 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 209.7 miles away from Morehouse Parish center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 357.7 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:

  • LouisianaHurricane 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
  • LouisianaSevere 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
  • LouisianaHurricane 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
  • LouisianaHurricane 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
  • LouisianaHurricane 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
  • LouisianaLoss 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
  • LouisianaFreezing 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
  • LouisianaFlooding, 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
  • LouisianaFlooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 12, 1991 to April 26, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-902): April 23, 1991, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-902, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • LouisianaSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: May 4, 1989 to May 27, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-829): May 20, 1989, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-829, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Morehouse Parish (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

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

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (5%)

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

  • Vietnam (40%)
  • Mexico (29%)
  • Honduras (16%)
  • Guatemala (7%)
  • Other Eastern Africa (5%)
  • United Kingdom (2%)

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

  • United States or American (22%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • English (5%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • German (2%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Morehouse Parish mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,272 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 1,950 (18%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 21 (0%)
  • Taxi: 87 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 11 (0%)
  • Walked: 158 (1%)
  • Other means: 112 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 181 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 488 people in nursing homes
  • 441 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 19 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 334 people in state prisons
  • 275 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 151 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $36,585.

4.73% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,675 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.73%
Louisiana average:

6.57%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.79% relocated from other counties in Louisiana ($18,468 average AGI)
1.95% relocated from other states ($10,207 average AGI)
Morehouse Parish:

1.95%
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 Ouachita Parish, LA  1.52% ($28,541 average AGI)
from West Carroll Parish, LA  0.27% ($33,846)
from Ashley County, AR  0.18% ($23,882)
from Richland Parish, LA  0.18% ($28,529)
from Union Parish, LA  0.18% ($44,471)
from Dallas County, TX  0.11% ($28,455)
from Harris County, TX  0.10% ($16,800)


6.09% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,453 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.09%
Louisiana average:

6.57%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.87% relocated to other counties in Louisiana ($19,668 average AGI)
2.22% relocated to other states ($9,785 average AGI)
Morehouse Parish:

2.22%
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 Ouachita Parish, LA  2.07% ($33,361 average AGI)
to Caddo Parish, LA  0.23% ($28,864)
to Dallas County, TX  0.23% ($21,818)
to Lincoln Parish, LA  0.18% ($14,444)
to West Carroll Parish, LA  0.18% ($31,778)
to East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.17% ($31,235)
to Ashley County, AR  0.16% ($31,938)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.4

Births per 1000 population in Morehouse Parish

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Morehouse Parish

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 15.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Morehouse Parish

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 20.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Morehouse Parish
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Morehouse Parish


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,475 (4,372 aged, 1,103 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 989 (14%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (523)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (352)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (349)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (225)
  • Sudden cardiac death, so described (219)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (208)
  • Congestive heart failure (183)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (153)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (144)
  • Unspecified dementia (130)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.27
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9462.870
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 196.390
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 55975.25

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1400.510
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1293.810
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 15.88
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 70.03

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 3.33

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 113.9. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 104.4. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 27,211
  • In family households: 23,503 (4,362 male householders, 3,201 female householders)
    4,672 spouses, 7,982 children (7,345 natural, 184 adopted, 453 stepchildren), 1,410 grandchildren, 337 brothers or sisters, 199 parents, 568 other relatives, 657 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,708 (1,464 male householders (1,284 living alone)), 1,826 female householders (1,657 living alone)), 418 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 768 (760 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,360 2-persons, 1,853 3-persons, 1,316 4-persons, 599 5-persons, 243 6-persons, 192 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,941 1-person, 306 2-persons, 27 3-persons, 9 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 3 6-persons.

4,144 married couples with children.
2,731 single-parent households (355 men, 2,376 women).

98.1% of residents of Morehouse Parish speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (53% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 38% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (68% speak English very well, 32% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $254,281,000 ($8323 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,348,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $77,329,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $65,222,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $31,130,000
Federal grants: $75,529,000
Federal procurement contracts: $948,000 ($4,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,123,000 ($122,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,023,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $11,012,000
Federal Government insurance: $59,988,000

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

Births: 2,394
Here:

80 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,928
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +3
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,460
Here -49 per 1000 residents
State -20 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Morehouse Parish

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.52 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:

4.6
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 147
  • 2000 to 2004: 973
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,301
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,075
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,820
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,264
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,796
  • 1940 to 1949: 529
  • 1939 or earlier: 534
Rooms in houses/apartments in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 56
  • 3 rooms: 344
  • 4 rooms: 1,043
  • 5 rooms: 2,293
  • 6 rooms: 2,002
  • 7 rooms: 1,244
  • 8 rooms: 728
  • 9+ rooms: 432
  • 1 room: 16
  • 2 rooms: 127
  • 3 rooms: 423
  • 4 rooms: 971
  • 5 rooms: 891
  • 6 rooms: 458
  • 7 rooms: 235
  • 8 rooms: 67
  • 9+ rooms: 44
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 18
  • 1 bedroom: 276
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,012
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,828
  • 4 bedrooms: 880
  • 5+ bedrooms: 136
  • no bedroom: 20
  • 1 bedroom: 516
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,481
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,008
  • 4 bedrooms: 180
  • 5+ bedrooms: 27
Cars and other vehicles available in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 748
  • 1 vehicle: 2,498
  • 2 vehicles: 3,398
  • 3 vehicles: 1,109
  • 4 vehicles: 349
  • 5+ vehicles: 48
  • no vehicle: 1,004
  • 1 vehicle: 1,404
  • 2 vehicles: 695
  • 3 vehicles: 92
  • 4 vehicles: 24
  • 5+ vehicles: 13

64% of Morehouse Parish residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 72% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54% lived in Louisiana.

Morehouse Parish:

63.8%
State average:

59.6%

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

  • This state: 25482
  • Northeast: 169
  • Midwest: 666
  • South: 3992
  • West: 509

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $18,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Morehouse Parish
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (53.0%)
  • Electricity (33.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.3%)
  • Wood (3.0%)
  • Electricity (45.6%)
  • Utility gas (44.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.6%)
  • Wood (2.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 585
Here:

14.3%
Louisiana:

17.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 273
Here:

14.3%
Louisiana:

15.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 20
Here:

2.7%
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)

Morehouse Parish government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Hospitals: $11,000
    Water Utilities: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $25,890,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,710,000
    Police Protection: $2,822,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,455,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,449,000
    Financial Administration: $1,207,000
    Regular Highways: $917,000
    Local Fire Protection: $783,000
    Central Staff Services: $523,000
    Libraries: $449,000
    Housing and Community Development: $446,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $393,000
    General - Other: $387,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $230,000
    Water Utilities: $213,000
    General Public Buildings: $208,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $92,000
    Health - Other: $68,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $64,000
    Sewerage: $31,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,606,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $69,000
    Financial Administration: $14,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulations: $7,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Libraries: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $263,000
    Correctional Institutions: $257,000
    Police Protection: $179,000
    Hospitals: $99,000
    General - Other: $96,000
    Financial Administration: $77,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $21,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $18,000
    Local Fire Protection: $8,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,226,000

Morehouse Parish government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $20,551,000
    All Other: $2,050,000
    Sewerage: $34,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $446,000
    All Other: $271,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $273,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,919,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $284,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $75,000
    Sale of Property: $7,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $280,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,914,000
    Public Welfare: $4,044,000
    Highways: $314,000
    General Local Government Support: $114,000
    Health and Hospitals: $89,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,340,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,955,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $251,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $143,000
    Other Selective Sales: $44,000
    Other License: $5,000

Morehouse Parish government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $76,325,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $76,325,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,200,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,685,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,015,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,500,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $180,000

Morehouse Parish government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,570,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $77,118,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,735
  • Number of aged recipients: 217
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,518
  • Number of recipients under 18: 315
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 971
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 449
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 608
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 738
Morehouse Parish Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Morehouse Parish Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Morehouse Parish, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James27672.7 years
John23773.7 years
Mary23378.1 years
William21273.6 years
Willie18374.6 years
Robert14071.2 years
George12172.6 years
Annie10378.7 years
Charles9969.1 years
Henry9475.1 years
Most common last names in Morehouse Parish, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson20175.3 years
Smith20075.2 years
Williams18575.6 years
Jones17573.8 years
Brown12473.3 years
White11176.0 years
Robinson11075.7 years
Moore9777.6 years
Jackson9176.8 years
Davis7374.7 years
Businesses in Morehouse Parish, LA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Pizza Hut1
Advance Auto Parts1Popeyes1
AutoZone1RadioShack1
Best Western1Rite Aid1
Burger King1Rue211
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx1Taco Bell1
GNC1Toyota1
Goodwill3U-Haul2
Jones New York1UPS1
Lane Furniture1Walgreens1
McDonald's1Walmart1
Nike3Wendy's1
Payless1