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Red River Parish, Louisiana (LA)


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County population in 2012: 8,983 (all rural); it was 9,622 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,259
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,398
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,600
Renter-occupied apartments: 815 (it was 814 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

33%

Land area: 389 sq. mi.
Water area: 12.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 23 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Red River Parish: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (29.2%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (14.7%), Construction (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 69%
  • Government: 24%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Red River Parish, Louisiana:


Median resident age:  38.0 years
Louisiana median age:  35.0 years

Males: 4,350  (50.4%)
Females: 4,741  (49.6%)

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Average household size:
Red River Parish:

2.0 people
Louisiana:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $30,209 ($23,153 in 1999)
This county:

$30209
Louisiana:

$42492

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $314 (lower quartile is $183, upper quartile is $441)
This county:

$314
State:

$566


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $75,458 (it was $45,100 in 2000)
Red River Parish:

$75,458
Louisiana:

$135,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $42,388 - $111,997

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $114,747
Here:

$114,747
State:

$177,067

Townhouses or other attached units: $58,796
Here:

$58,796
State:

$204,229

In 2-unit structures: $78,555
Here:

$78,555
State:

$235,168

Mobile homes: $90,531
Here:

$90,531
State:

$34,481

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $36,497
Here:

$36,497
State:

$47,390
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,042
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $214

Institutionalized population: 164

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


Red River Parish, LA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $117 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $114 (0.2%)


Red River Parish household income distribution in 2009 Red River Parish home values distribution


Red River Parish contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 24.6%
(14.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.1% for Black residents, 29.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.3% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 31.6% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 38 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 30 years old, American Indian residents: 39 years old, Asian residents: 41 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 34 years old)

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

29.9%
Whole state:

19.6%

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

14.6%
Whole state:

9.4%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Red River Parish is $392 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $464 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $554 a month.

Cities in this county include: Coushatta, Martin, Hall Summit, Edgefield.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable location: Coushatta Country Club (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Red River Parish include: Social Springs Church (A), Starlight Church (B), True Vine Church (C), Union Hall Church (D), Willow Bayou Church (E), Willow Grove Church (F), Saint John the Baptist Church (G), Wesleyan Church (H), Bethlehem Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: New Star Cemetery (1), Newman Cemetery (2), Tanyard Cemetery (3), Watson Cemetery (4), New Star Cemetery (5), Morrison Cemetery (6), Wilson Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Little Clear Lake (A), Lee Lake (B), Red Oak Lake (C), Beard Lake (D), Porters Lake (E), Polly Lake (F), Grassy Lake (G), Old Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dry Creek (A), Dry Branch (B), Church Branch (C), Carroll Creek (D), Cabin Creek (E), Brushy Creek (F), Bracky Branch (G), Coney Bayou (H), Grand Bayou (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Bienville Parish , Bossier Parish , Caddo Parish , De Soto Parish , Natchitoches Parish .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 285
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 67.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 8.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 43 (63% naturalized citizens)

Red River Parish:

0.4%
Whole state:

2.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 61.4%

Red River Parish marital status for males
Red River Parish marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Red River Parish with a mortgage: 666 (46 second mortgage, 39 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 774

Here:

46.3% with mortgage
State:

59.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.90%
Here49.9%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 4,801
Total congregations: 23

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents3,538 (73.7%)428 (8.9%)250 (5.2%)210 (4.4%)142 (3.0%)
Congregations11 (47.8%)4 (17.4%)1 (4.3%)1 (4.3%)1 (4.3%)
NameSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationAssemblies of GodChurches of ChristOther
Adherents109 (2.3%)64 (1.3%)41 (0.9%)16 (0.3%)3 (0.1%)
Congregations1 (4.3%)1 (4.3%)1 (4.3%)1 (4.3%)1 (4.3%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Red River Parish - Coushatta, Martin, Hall Summit, Edgefield

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Red River Parish:

3.27 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
This county:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Red River Parish:

3.27 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.9%
Louisiana:

10.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.9%
Louisiana:

29.2%



Agriculture in Red River Parish:

Average size of farms: 587 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $44,820
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $171.64
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 46.44%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $44,751
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 23.84%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.50%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $66,131
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.95%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.81
Corn for grain: 4686 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1636 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 7658 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 9031 harvested acres
Vegetables: 138 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 200 acres

Tornado activity:

Red River Parish historical area-adjusted tornado activity is below Louisiana state average. It is 1.7 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/13/1967, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Red River 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 75.9 miles away from the county center
On 3/3/2001 at 10:46:13, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.9 miles away from the county center
On 5/16/2007 at 13:22:21, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Red River Parish (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Wood products (7%)
  • Paper (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Extraction workers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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




Most common first ancestries reported in Red River Parish (%):





Red River Parish mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,406 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 556 (18%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 27 (1%)
  • Other means: 49 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 63 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Red River Parish, Louisiana in 2000:

89 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
75 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $34,689.

5.90% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,994 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
Louisiana average:

8.89%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.68% relocated from other counties in Louisiana ($21,167 average AGI)
1.22% relocated from other states ($5,828 average AGI)
Red River Parish:

1.22%
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 Natchitoches Parish, LA  1.36% ($27,025 average AGI)
from Caddo Parish, LA  0.95% ($21,714)
from Bossier Parish, LA  0.75% ($35,000)


6.66% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,116 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.66%
Louisiana average:

13.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.94% relocated to other counties in Louisiana ($24,904 average AGI)
1.71% relocated to other states ($7,212 average AGI)
Red River Parish:

1.71%
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 Caddo Parish, LA  1.11% ($34,182 average AGI)
to Natchitoches Parish, LA  1.08% ($21,406)
to Bossier Parish, LA  1.04% ($38,194)
to De Soto Parish, LA  0.40% ($67,083)
to Bienville Parish, LA  0.34% ($31,600)
to Harris County, TX  0.34% ($12,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.3

Births per 1000 population in Red River Parish

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Red River Parish

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 14.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Red River Parish

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,539 (1,254 aged, 285 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 10.41
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 14303.56
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 260.250
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 44565.9

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1500.260
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1067.090

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 20.84
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 52.83

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10.57

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,927

Size of family households: 1,061 2-persons, 590 3-persons, 411 4-persons, 245 5-persons, 96 6-persons, 51 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 889 1-person, 103 2-persons, 11 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

98.3% of residents of Red River Parish speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 22% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (71% speak English well, 29% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $67,226,000 ($6998 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,166,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $20,959,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $16,808,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,361,000
Federal grants: $24,694,000
Federal procurement contracts: $304,000 ($39,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,101,000 ($891,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $142,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,423,000
Federal Government insurance: $5,223,000

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

Births: 802
Here:

85 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 595
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +13
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -353
Here -37 per 1000 residents
State -20 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Red River Parish

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.65 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.1

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Red River Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 33
  • 3 rooms: 139
  • 4 rooms: 302
  • 5 rooms: 809
  • 6 rooms: 673
  • 7 rooms: 332
  • 8 rooms: 182
  • 9+ rooms: 123
  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 53
  • 3 rooms: 128
  • 4 rooms: 210
  • 5 rooms: 228
  • 6 rooms: 109
  • 7 rooms: 48
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9+ rooms: 22
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Red River Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 24
  • 1 bedroom: 70
  • 2 bedrooms: 590
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,618
  • 4 bedrooms: 260
  • 5+ bedrooms: 38
  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 165
  • 2 bedrooms: 336
  • 3 bedrooms: 243
  • 4 bedrooms: 56
  • 5+ bedrooms: 4
Cars and other vehicles available in Red River Parish, Louisiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 222
  • 1 vehicle: 828
  • 2 vehicles: 1,079
  • 3 vehicles: 372
  • 4 vehicles: 67
  • 5+ vehicles: 32
  • no vehicle: 274
  • 1 vehicle: 372
  • 2 vehicles: 131
  • 3 vehicles: 31
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 5+ vehicles: 2

67% of Red River 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, 67% lived in Louisiana.

Red River Parish:

66.6%
State average:

59.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $27,500


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 Red River Parish
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31.9%)
  • Utility gas (31.5%)
  • Electricity (27.7%)
  • Wood (8.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (41.9%)
  • Electricity (29.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22.4%)
  • Wood (5.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 143
Here:

10.3%
Louisiana:

17.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 74
Here:

10.5%
Louisiana:

15.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 18
Here:

7.4%
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:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Red River 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 Red River Parish, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8575.3 years
William8276.2 years
Mary7376.8 years
James7273.4 years
Willie4972.9 years
Robert4868.7 years
Annie4281.8 years
Henry3776.0 years
George2877.4 years
Charlie2577.3 years
Most common last names in Red River Parish, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7375.7 years
Williams6676.4 years
Thomas5676.0 years
Johnson4977.5 years
Bamburg4775.6 years
Jones4572.7 years
Taylor3375.3 years
Adams3176.1 years
Allen3074.7 years
Giddings2976.3 years
Businesses in Red River Parish, LA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1H&R Block1
Burger King1Subway1
Dairy Queen1U-Haul1
FedEx1UPS1

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