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Richland Parish, Louisiana (LA)


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County population in 2012: 20,921 (34% urban, 66% rural); it was 20,981 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,716
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,621
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,414
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,214 (it was 2,076 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

33%

Land area: 558 sq. mi.
Water area: 6.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 37 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Richland Parish: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (27.1%), Retail trade (12.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Median resident age:  37.0 years
Louisiana median age:  35.0 years

Males: 9,984  (47.6%)
Females: 10,741  (52.4%)

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Average household size:
Richland Parish:

2.0 people
Louisiana:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $30,881 ($23,668 in 1999)
This county:

$30881
Louisiana:

$42492

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $317 (lower quartile is $194, upper quartile is $462)
This county:

$317
State:

$566


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $74,230 (it was $50,800 in 2000)
Richland Parish:

$74,230
Louisiana:

$135,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $37,915 - $122,129

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $116,105
Here:

$116,105
State:

$177,067

Townhouses or other attached units: $746,737
Here:

$746,737
State:

$204,229

Mobile homes: $76,541
Here:

$76,541
State:

$34,481

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $76,803
Here:

$76,803
State:

$47,390
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,091
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $221

Institutionalized population: 896

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:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $119 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $117 (0.2%)


Richland Parish household income distribution in 2009 Richland Parish home values distribution


Richland Parish contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 21.7%
(13.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 57.7% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 37 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 39 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29 years old, Other race residents: 33 years old)

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

27.9%
Whole state:

19.6%

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

12.3%
Whole state:

9.4%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Richland Parish is $355 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $421 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $533 a month.

Cities in this county include: Rayville, Delhi, Mangham.

Richland 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 locations in Richland Parish: Delhi Compressor Station (A), Delhi Refining Company (B), Sun Spur (C), Mound Landing (D), Producers Spur (E), Holly Ridge Fire District (F), Start - Girard Fire Protection District (G), Archibald - Alto Fire Station (H), Ward I Fire District (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Richland Parish include: Shady Grove Church (A), Silver Star Church (B), Sims Church (C), Sunshine Church (D), West New Home Church (E), White Oak Church (F), Woolen Lake Church (G), Zebedee Church (H), Zion Travelers Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Brunson Cemetery (1), Adile Cemetery (2), Archibald Cemetery (3), New Salem Cemetery (4), Gwin Cemetery (5), Newton Cemetery (6), Nickols Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Sayre Lake (A), Ash Slough (B), Round Pond (C), Persimmon Pond (D), Clear Lake (E), Dead Lake (F), Jordan Lake (G), Cut-off Bayou (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Ash Slough (A), Daves Bayou (B), Cypress Creek (C), Congo Creek (D), Caney Bayou (E), Burns Bayou (F), Hegwood Bayou (G), Boggy Bayou (H), Gum Bayou (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Richland Parish: Blakeman Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Caldwell Parish , East Carroll Parish , Franklin Parish , Madison Parish , Morehouse Parish , Ouachita Parish , West Carroll Parish .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 647
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 61.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 107 (59% naturalized citizens)

Richland Parish:

0.5%
Whole state:

2.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 58.0%

Richland Parish marital status for males
Richland Parish marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Richland Parish with a mortgage: 1,842 (151 second mortgage, 79 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,836

Here:

50.1% with mortgage
State:

59.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.04%
Here64.0%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 13,436
Total congregations: 58

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church in AmericaCatholic Church
Adherents10,391 (77.3%)1,155 (8.6%)499 (3.7%)326 (2.4%)305 (2.3%)
Congregations28 (48.3%)7 (12.1%)5 (8.6%)1 (1.7%)2 (3.4%)
NameAssemblies of GodChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)American Baptist AssociationLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents298 (2.2%)150 (1.1%)111 (0.8%)96 (0.7%)105 (0.8%)
Congregations6 (10.3%)4 (6.9%)1 (1.7%)1 (1.7%)3 (5.2%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Richland Parish - Rayville, Delhi, Mangham

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Richland Parish:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
This county:

4.40 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Richland Parish:

4.40 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.8%
Louisiana:

10.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

33.6%
Louisiana:

29.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Richland Parish:

13.5%
State:

13.7%


Agriculture in Richland Parish:

Average size of farms: 403 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $51,396
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $213.75
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: 13.08%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $69,755
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 51.88%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 49.99%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $81,372
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.67%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.41
Corn for grain: 30023 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 12084 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 34103 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 19762 harvested acres
Vegetables: 16 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 280 acres

Tornado activity:

Richland Parish historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Louisiana state average. It is 4.2 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 58 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 12/3/1973, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 23 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Richland Parish-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/11/1996 at 18:17:49, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 93.2 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1994 at 23:34:02, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.0 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 75.4 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 78.1 miles away from Richland Parish center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Richland Parish (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Hurricanes: 5, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Tornado: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

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




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





Richland Parish mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,770 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 1,256 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 18 (0%)
  • Taxi: 6 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 15 (0%)
  • Walked: 217 (3%)
  • Other means: 87 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 119 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $35,277.

6.90% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,216 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.90%
Louisiana average:

8.89%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.36% relocated from other counties in Louisiana ($24,301 average AGI)
1.54% relocated from other states ($5,915 average AGI)
Richland Parish:

1.54%
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 Ouachita Parish, LA  2.15% ($35,217 average AGI)
from Franklin Parish, LA  0.75% ($30,300)
from West Carroll Parish, LA  0.39% ($18,769)
from Madison Parish, LA  0.26% ($37,588)
from Union Parish, LA  0.21% ($33,786)
from Orleans Parish, LA  0.20% ($15,154)
from East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.15% ($36,000)


6.63% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,034 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.63%
Louisiana average:

13.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.68% relocated to other counties in Louisiana ($23,654 average AGI)
1.95% relocated to other states ($8,380 average AGI)
Richland Parish:

1.95%
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 Ouachita Parish, LA  2.43% ($40,571 average AGI)
to Franklin Parish, LA  0.62% ($21,805)
to Madison Parish, LA  0.24% ($25,438)
to Morehouse Parish, LA  0.20% ($27,462)
to West Carroll Parish, LA  0.17% ($27,273)
to Harris County, TX  0.15% ($13,400)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.8

Births per 1000 population in Richland Parish

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Richland Parish

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 14.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 15.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Richland Parish

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,611 (3,068 aged, 543 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 9.76
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 12804.49
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 405.170
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 30061.02

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1573.610
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1154.630
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4.87

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 28.54
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 48.72

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 19,686

Size of family households: 2,318 2-persons, 1,299 3-persons, 932 4-persons, 529 5-persons, 181 6-persons, 159 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,893 1-person, 201 2-persons, 26 3-persons, 7 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons.

98.2% of residents of Richland Parish speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 1% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (85% speak English very well, 15% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $168,084,000 ($8205 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,976,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $44,260,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $43,152,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $17,413,000
Federal grants: $56,344,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,105,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,810,000 ($361,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,502,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,356,000
Federal Government insurance: $49,659,000

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

Births: 1,588
Here:

77 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,309
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +8
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -720
Here -35 per 1000 residents
State -20 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Richland Parish

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.93 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.1

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Richland Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 15
  • 2 rooms: 51
  • 3 rooms: 231
  • 4 rooms: 576
  • 5 rooms: 1,675
  • 6 rooms: 1,427
  • 7 rooms: 754
  • 8 rooms: 343
  • 9+ rooms: 342
  • 1 room: 48
  • 2 rooms: 119
  • 3 rooms: 326
  • 4 rooms: 541
  • 5 rooms: 582
  • 6 rooms: 243
  • 7 rooms: 150
  • 8 rooms: 48
  • 9+ rooms: 19
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Richland Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 26
  • 1 bedroom: 130
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,141
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,281
  • 4 bedrooms: 739
  • 5+ bedrooms: 97
  • no bedroom: 66
  • 1 bedroom: 365
  • 2 bedrooms: 786
  • 3 bedrooms: 734
  • 4 bedrooms: 114
  • 5+ bedrooms: 11
Cars and other vehicles available in Richland Parish, Louisiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 407
  • 1 vehicle: 1,816
  • 2 vehicles: 2,285
  • 3 vehicles: 692
  • 4 vehicles: 169
  • 5+ vehicles: 45
  • no vehicle: 629
  • 1 vehicle: 882
  • 2 vehicles: 468
  • 3 vehicles: 92
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

65% of Richland Parish residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in Louisiana.

Richland Parish:

64.5%
State average:

59.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $26,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Richland Parish
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (42.4%)
  • Utility gas (32.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.7%)
  • Wood (2.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • Utility gas (38.8%)
  • Electricity (38.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.3%)
  • Wood (2.2%)
  • No fuel used (1.1%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.9%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 412
Here:

14.7%
Louisiana:

17.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 129
Here:

9.6%
Louisiana:

15.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 65
Here:

12.1%
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.)


Expenditure Revenue

Richland Parish government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Richland Parish government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Richland Parish government finances - Debt in 2006:


Richland Parish government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Richland 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 Richland Parish, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James21572.1 years
John20175.0 years
Mary17480.0 years
William17275.0 years
Willie14876.2 years
Robert11072.8 years
George9776.0 years
Henry8677.9 years
Annie8480.7 years
Charles5970.1 years
Most common last names in Richland Parish, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith13875.4 years
Williams13074.7 years
Jones12575.8 years
Johnson9472.3 years
Brown8477.6 years
Harris7375.7 years
Jackson5781.8 years
Allen4977.6 years
Robinson4974.3 years
Wilson4876.3 years
Businesses in Richland Parish, LA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Quiznos1
AutoZone1SONIC Drive-In2
Best Western1Subway3
Burger King1Super 81
Days Inn1True Value1
FedEx3U-Haul2
H&R Block2UPS2
Lane Furniture1Waffle House1
McDonald's1Walmart1
Pizza Hut1Wendy's1
Popeyes1

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