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. 2013 cost of living index in Red River Parish: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (44.4%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (27.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 85%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 15%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Red River Parish, Louisiana:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (58.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (39.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.5%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Louisiana median age:  35.0 years
Males: 4,350  (50.4%)
Females: 4,741  (49.6%)

Red River Parish,LA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Red River Parish:

2.0 people
Louisiana:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $38,723 ($23,153 in 1999)

This county:

$38723
Louisiana:

$44164

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $336 (lower quartile is $138, upper quartile is $454)
This county:

$336
State:

$620


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $79,493 (it was $45,100 in 2000)
Red River:

$79,493
Louisiana:

$140,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $33,706 - $125,514
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $759
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $261

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:

  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2009: 0 buildings

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $439 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $236 (0.3%)

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 2013: 21.8%
(14.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.9% for Black residents, 10.0% for American Indian residents, 3.3% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.5%
Red River Parish:

22.5%
Louisiana:

19.8%
(14.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.8% for Black residents, 3.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 39 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 46 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 35 years old)

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 .

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: 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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 16
  • 1990 to 1994: 9
  • 1985 to 1989: 9
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 9

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

59.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Red River Parish

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,70418
Mainline Protestant3324
Black Protestant2491
Other2072
Catholic1871
None5,412-
Red River 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: 1
Red River Parish:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

3.27 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Red River Parish:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

3.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Red River Parish:

11.9%
Louisiana:

10.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Red River Parish:

31.9%
State:

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 significantly below Louisiana state average. It is 3620042.8 times below 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 above Louisiana state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 224.0 miles away from Red River Parish 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 226.5 miles away from the county center
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 348.4 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 301.3 miles away from the county center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 252.9 miles away from Red River Parish 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 370.0 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 Red River Parish (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

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 (%):

  • Mexico (44%)
  • Germany (28%)
  • Brazil (16%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)
  • Panama (5%)

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

  • United States or American (18%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • English (3%)
  • German (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

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:

  • 155 people in nursing homes
  • 60 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 35 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 33 people in unknown juvenile institutions
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 2010 was $68,362.

5.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,605 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.51%
Louisiana average:

6.57%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.17% relocated from other counties in Louisiana ($27,197 average AGI)
1.33% relocated from other states ($7,408 average AGI)
Red River Parish:

1.33%
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 Natchitoches Parish, LA  1.23% ($38,743 average AGI)
from Caddo Parish, LA  1.16% ($39,576)
from Bossier Parish, LA  0.39% ($36,364)


5.87% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,143 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.87%
Louisiana average:

6.57%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.93% relocated to other counties in Louisiana ($27,345 average AGI)
0.94% relocated to other states ($5,798 average AGI)
Red River Parish:

0.94%
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 Caddo Parish, LA  1.64% ($36,277 average AGI)
to Natchitoches Parish, LA  1.08% ($33,548)
to Bossier Parish, LA  0.63% ($26,333)
to Bienville Parish, LA  0.38% ($19,182)

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 from 2007 to 2013: 12.0

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.

1,464 married couples with children.
888 single-parent households (106 men, 782 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 90
  • 2000 to 2004: 555
  • 1990 to 1999: 417
  • 1980 to 1989: 718
  • 1970 to 1979: 963
  • 1960 to 1969: 576
  • 1950 to 1959: 459
  • 1940 to 1949: 104
  • 1939 or earlier: 262
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Red River 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 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
Ford1