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Sabine Parish, Louisiana (LA)


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County population in 2012: 24,325 (12% urban, 88% rural); it was 23,459 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,103
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,441
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,468
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,078 (it was 1,753 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

33%

Land area: 865 sq. mi.
Water area: 146.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 28 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sabine Parish: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.7%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (17.4%), Retail trade (11.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Sabine Parish, Louisiana:


Median resident age:  40.0 years
Louisiana median age:  35.0 years

Males: 12,009  (47.3%)
Females: 12,224  (52.7%)

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Sabine Parish,LA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Sabine Parish:

2.0 people
Louisiana:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $34,779 ($26,655 in 1999)
This county:

$34779
Louisiana:

$42492

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $325 (lower quartile is $150, upper quartile is $460)
This county:

$325
State:

$566


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $79,365 (it was $48,200 in 2000)
Sabine Parish:

$79,365
Louisiana:

$135,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $35,252 - $130,106

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $136,866
Here:

$136,866
State:

$177,067

Townhouses or other attached units: $59,452
Here:

$59,452
State:

$204,229

In 2-unit structures: $215,916
Here:

$215,916
State:

$235,168

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $17,315
Here:

$17,315
State:

$186,546

Mobile homes: $56,973
Here:

$56,973
State:

$34,481

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $28,112
Here:

$28,112
State:

$47,390
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,066
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $244

Institutionalized population: 406

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: $134 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $122 (0.2%)


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


Sabine Parish contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 20.1%
(14.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.9% for Black residents, 36.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.5% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 16.9% for other race residents, 29.9% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 30 years old, American Indian residents: 31 years old, Asian residents: 42 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

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

21.5%
Whole state:

19.6%

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

9.1%
Whole state:

9.4%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Sabine 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: Many, Zwolle, Pleasant Hill, Florien, Fort Jesup, Converse, Belmont, Fisher, Noble.

Sabine 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 Sabine Parish: Twin Island Campground (A), H L B Landing (B), J and L Marina (C), Kites Landing (D), Toledo Bend Marina (E), Ebarb (F), Louisiana Tourist Information Center (G), Toro Fire Department (H), North Sabine Fire Protection District Ebarb Station (I), North Sabine Fire Protection District Union Springs Station (J), North Sabine Fire Protection District Bayou Scie Station (K), North Sabine Fire Protection District Hotwell Station (L), North Sabine Fire Protection District Blue Lake Station (M), Aimwell Volunteer Fire Department (N), South Toledo Fire Department (O), Rattan Fire Department (P), Peg Leg Fire Department (Q), Mount Carmel Fire Department (R), Lakeside Fire Department (S), Parson Fire Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sabine Parish include: Shady Grove Church (A), Short Tree Church (B), Union Church (C), United Church (D), United Pentecostal Church (E), Victoria Church (F), Vines Church (G), Warren Church (H), Antioch Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: McComic Cemetery (1), Anderson Cemetery (2), Muse Cemetery (3), Sardis Cemetery (4), Self Cemetery (5), Noble Cemetery (6), Beckham Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Spate Lake (A), Deer Lake (B), Vines Old River Lake (C), Devils Lake (D), Black Lake (E), Boggy Lake (F), Brushy Lake (G), Buzzard Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Augustine Bar Creek (A), Dry Creek (B), Dick Branch (C), Devil Branch (D), Hurricane Branch (E), Daw Branch (F), Chotaw Creek (G), Chance Branch (H), Horsehead Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Sabine Parish include: Peason Ridge State Wildlife Management Area (1), Fort Polk Recreation Site (2), Louisiana State Park Site 15 (3), Fort Jesup State Historic Site (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: De Soto Parish , Natchitoches Parish , Vernon Parish , Newton County, Texas , Sabine County, Texas , Shelby County, Texas .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 705
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 70.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 227 (39% naturalized citizens)

Sabine Parish:

1.0%
Whole state:

2.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 69.1%

Sabine Parish marital status for males
Sabine Parish marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Sabine Parish with a mortgage: 1,453 (66 second mortgage, 75 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,999

Here:

42.1% with mortgage
State:

59.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 70.89%
Here70.9%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 16,630
Total congregations: 78

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of the NazareneLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents11,363 (68.3%)3,397 (20.4%)800 (4.8%)333 (2.0%)310 (1.9%)
Congregations52 (66.7%)5 (6.4%)8 (10.3%)4 (5.1%)1 (1.3%)
NameAssemblies of GodChurches of ChristCumberland Presbyterian ChurchChurch of God of ProphecyOther
Adherents200 (1.2%)139 (0.8%)45 (0.3%)34 (0.2%)9 (0.1%)
Congregations2 (2.6%)3 (3.8%)1 (1.3%)1 (1.3%)1 (1.3%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Sabine Parish - Many, Zwolle, Pleasant Hill, Florien, Fort Jesup

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

2.54 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Sabine Parish:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
This county:

5.50 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Sabine Parish:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.8%
Louisiana:

10.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.8%
Louisiana:

29.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Sabine Parish:

18.1%
State:

13.7%


Agriculture in Sabine Parish:

Average size of farms: 155 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $165,502
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $45.76
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.18%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 99.33%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $117,949
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 15.55%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.33%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $42,848
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.29%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 27.81
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.69%
Vegetables: 28 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 16 acres

Tornado activity:

Sabine 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 6 fatalities and 36 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 2/12/1950, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 5 people and injured 25 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Sabine Parish (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (11%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Wood products (9%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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




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





Sabine Parish mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,197 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 1,390 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 37 (0%)
  • Railroad: 15 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 191 (2%)
  • Other means: 185 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 261 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $42,383.

5.70% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,446 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.70%
Louisiana average:

8.89%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.77% relocated from other counties in Louisiana ($20,094 average AGI)
1.93% relocated from other states ($12,351 average AGI)
Sabine Parish:

1.93%
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  0.59% ($27,395 average AGI)
from Vernon Parish, LA  0.51% ($27,081)
from De Soto Parish, LA  0.40% ($36,241)
from Caddo Parish, LA  0.33% ($36,125)
from Calcasieu Parish, LA  0.30% ($23,955)
from Jefferson Parish, LA  0.21% ($19,733)


5.45% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,967 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
Louisiana average:

13.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.31% relocated to other counties in Louisiana ($19,536 average AGI)
2.15% relocated to other states ($14,431 average AGI)
Sabine Parish:

2.15%
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 Natchitoches Parish, LA  0.66% ($33,396 average AGI)
to Vernon Parish, LA  0.55% ($25,150)
to Caddo Parish, LA  0.50% ($39,861)
to De Soto Parish, LA  0.30% ($37,545)
to Rapides Parish, LA  0.25% ($31,444)
to Calcasieu Parish, LA  0.17% ($21,083)
to Bossier Parish, LA  0.14% ($27,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.1

Births per 1000 population in Sabine Parish

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Sabine Parish

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Sabine Parish

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 4,197 (3,419 aged, 778 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.23
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5212.570
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 186.310
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 30885.84

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1425.210
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1198.180

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 12.59
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 37.84

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 23,793

Size of family households: 3,197 2-persons, 1,473 3-persons, 1,194 4-persons, 589 5-persons, 193 6-persons, 110 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,550 1-person, 267 2-persons, 30 3-persons, 14 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

97.1% of residents of Sabine Parish speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (25% speak English very well, 50% speak English well, 25% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $157,552,000 ($6671 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $7,265,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $68,007,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $36,358,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $500,000
Federal grants: $45,903,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,641,000 ($2,883,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,143,000 ($110,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $297,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,872,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,335,000

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

Births: 1,761
Here:

74 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,393
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +62
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -58
Here -2 per 1000 residents
State -20 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Sabine Parish

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.39 millions of gallons per day (38% from ground, 62% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.3
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.1

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Sabine Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 14
  • 2 rooms: 99
  • 3 rooms: 387
  • 4 rooms: 1,497
  • 5 rooms: 2,285
  • 6 rooms: 1,647
  • 7 rooms: 773
  • 8 rooms: 456
  • 9+ rooms: 310
  • 1 room: 13
  • 2 rooms: 125
  • 3 rooms: 272
  • 4 rooms: 475
  • 5 rooms: 451
  • 6 rooms: 282
  • 7 rooms: 92
  • 8 rooms: 26
  • 9+ rooms: 17
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Sabine Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 31
  • 1 bedroom: 232
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,290
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,093
  • 4 bedrooms: 726
  • 5+ bedrooms: 96
  • no bedroom: 31
  • 1 bedroom: 360
  • 2 bedrooms: 673
  • 3 bedrooms: 548
  • 4 bedrooms: 120
  • 5+ bedrooms: 21
Cars and other vehicles available in Sabine Parish, Louisiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 478
  • 1 vehicle: 2,412
  • 2 vehicles: 3,219
  • 3 vehicles: 1,043
  • 4 vehicles: 224
  • 5+ vehicles: 92
  • no vehicle: 466
  • 1 vehicle: 836
  • 2 vehicles: 384
  • 3 vehicles: 51
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5+ vehicles: 6

64% of Sabine 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, 59% lived in Louisiana.

Sabine Parish:

64.3%
State average:

59.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $24,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sabine Parish
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (38.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29.9%)
  • Utility gas (23.7%)
  • Wood (6.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)
  • Electricity (46.9%)
  • Utility gas (36.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.0%)
  • Wood (1.8%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 167
Here:

5.6%
Louisiana:

17.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 34
Here:

2.5%
Louisiana:

15.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 45
Here:

8.4%
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.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Sabine Parish government finances - Expenditure in 2004:


Sabine Parish government finances - Revenue in 2004:


Sabine Parish government finances - Debt in 2004:


Sabine Parish government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Sabine 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 Sabine Parish, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James21570.0 years
John18575.5 years
Mary16677.0 years
William15774.1 years
Robert9870.1 years
Willie9574.6 years
George8377.7 years
Charles7866.1 years
Henry7877.9 years
Thomas7072.0 years
Most common last names in Sabine Parish, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams11677.8 years
Sepulvado11576.6 years
Ebarb8174.0 years
Miller7779.5 years
Johnson6871.8 years
Davis6178.4 years
Brown6075.7 years
Jones5972.9 years
Smith5776.2 years
Rivers5272.2 years
Businesses in Sabine Parish, LA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Pizza Hut1
AutoZone1RadioShack1
Burger King1SONIC Drive-In1
Curves1Sears1
Dairy Queen2Subway2
FedEx1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens1
McDonald's1Walmart1
Nike1
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