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Washington Parish, Louisiana (LA)

County population in 2016: 46,726 (33% urban, 67% rural); it was 43,926 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,554
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,910
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 12,592
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,649 (it was 3,875 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

33%

Land area: 670 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 70 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Washington Parish: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (29.9%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.3%), Retail trade (12.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.6%), Public administration (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 23%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Washington Parish, Louisiana:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (65.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (30.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
Median resident age:  39.7 years
Louisiana median age:  36.5 years
Males: 23,074  (49.4%)
Females: 23,652  (50.6%)
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Washington Parish,LA real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Washington Parish:

2.0 people
Louisiana:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $30,669 ($24,264 in 1999)

This county:

$30,669
Louisiana:

$45,146

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $438 (lower quartile is $287, upper quartile is $559)
This county:

$438
State:

$656


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $87,470 (it was $52,800 in 2000)
Washington:

$87,470
Louisiana:

$158,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $45,870 - $160,760
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $884
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $267

Institutionalized population: 1,566

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

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 13
  • Assaults: 27
  • Burglaries: 113
  • Thefts: 216
  • Auto thefts: 23

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 9
  • Robberies: 18
  • Assaults: 30
  • Burglaries: 118
  • Thefts: 285
  • Auto thefts: 22
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 345 buildings, average cost: $157,700
  • 2008: 105 buildings, average cost: $135,300
  • 2009: 105 buildings, average cost: $123,000
  • 2010: 68 buildings, average cost: $117,300
  • 2011: 86 buildings, average cost: $182,400
  • 2012: 66 buildings, average cost: $177,700
  • 2013: 74 buildings, average cost: $207,400
  • 2014: 68 buildings, average cost: $193,600
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $404 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $301 (0.4%)

Washington Parish household income distribution in 2013 Washington Parish home values distribution in 2013 Washington Parish contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 27.1%
Washington Parish:

27.1%
Louisiana:

20.2%
(20.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.4% for Black residents, 25.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.0% for American Indian residents, 15.1% for other race residents, 56.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 39.7 years old
(Males: 38.3 years old, Females: 41.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.8 years old, Black residents: 36.9 years old, American Indian residents: 46.6 years old, Asian residents: 62.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.0 years old, Other race residents: 31.7 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Washington Parish is $353 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $421 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $561 a month.

Cities in this county include: Bogalusa, Franklinton, Varnado, Angie.

Washington 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 Washington Parish: Chicota Youth Camp (A), Pine Prarie Wastewater Treatment Plant (B), Mamou Wastewater Treatment Facility (C), Ville Platte Golf and Country Club (D), Mountain Bayou Scout Camp (E), Ward One Industrial Park (F), Evangeline Parish Police Jury (G), Louisiana State Arboretum (H), Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office (I), Evangeline Parish Agricultural Youth Facility (J), Acadia - Evangeline Fire Protection District Station 2 (K), Saint Landry Volunteer Fire Department (L), Ville Platte Volunteer Fire Department District 2 (M), Faubourg Volunteer Fire Department (N), Bel Aire Cove Volunteer Fire Department (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Washington Parish include: Mount Triumph Baptist Church (A), Morning Pilgrim Baptist Church (B), Chapel of the Holy Spirit (C), Beaver Creek Baptist Church (D), Antioch Baptist Church (E), Annunciation Church (F), Queen of All Saints Church (G), Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church (H), Saint Matthew Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: McCormack Cemetery (1), Ardoin Cemetery (2), Ashford Cemetery (3), Atteles Cemetery (4), Young Cemetery (5), Murdock Cemetery (6), Soileaus Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Black Lake (A), Turtle Bayou (B), Hubbard Brake (C), Tiger Lake (D), Chicota Lake (E), Lake Chicot (F), Mountain Bayou Lake (G), Indian Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bayou Joe Marcel (A), Deep Slough (B), Cypress Creek (C), Coulee Valentine (D), Coulee Manuel (E), Choctaw Bayou (F), Carps Bayou (G), Caney Bayou (H), Butler Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Washington Parish include: Henry J Vidrine Memorial Park (1), Lake Hope Recreational Park (2), Lakeview Park (3), Clandreneau Park (4), Chicot State Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Amite County, Mississippi , Calcasieu Parish , Jefferson Davis Parish , Early County, Georgia , Grimes County, Texas , Williamson County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.5%
Louisiana:

6.2%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 1,262
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 76.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 736 (25.5% naturalized citizens)

Washington Parish:

1.6%
Whole state:

4.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Washington Parish population
  • 992010 or later
  • 3132000 to 2009
  • 1281990 to 1999
  • 481980 to 1989
  • 241970 to 1979
  • 78Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 69.0%

Washington Parish marital status for males Washington Parish marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 15,187
  • One, attached: 101
  • Two: 340
  • 3 or 4: 208
  • 5 to 9: 48
  • 10 to 19: 42
  • 20 to 49: 351
  • 50 or more: 135
  • Mobile homes: 5,003
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 57

Housing units in Washington Parish with a mortgage: 4,968 (106 second mortgage, 173 home equity loan, 19 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,221

Here:

36.4% with mortgage
State:

52.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Washington Parish

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant20,14373
Black Protestant2,58317
Catholic2,0992
Mainline Protestant1,97514
Other4733
None19,895-
Washington 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: 11
Washington Parish:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Washington Parish:

4.00 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 21
This county:

4.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Washington Parish:

13.2%
Louisiana:

10.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Washington Parish:

32.0%
State:

29.2%

Agriculture in Washington Parish:

Average size of farms: 122 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $42,197
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $286.38
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 78.76%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $34,258
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 25.71%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.34%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $37,856
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.22%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 32.23
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 36.01%
Corn for grain: 1571 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 30 harvested acres
Vegetables: 303 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 102 acres

Tornado activity:

Washington Parish historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Louisiana state average. It is 2479494.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 fatalities and 9 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 10/29/2002, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed 2 people and injured 3 people and caused $210,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Washington Parish-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 208.1 miles away from Washington Parish center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 161.8 miles away from the county center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 376.4 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 239.1 miles away from the county center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 174.1 miles away from Washington Parish center
On 12/9/2000 at 06:46:09, a magnitude 4.3 (4.2 MB, 4.3 MS, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 194.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 11, 2016 to August 31, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4277: August 14, 2016, FEMA Id: 4277, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 08, 2016 to April 08, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4263: March 13, 2016, FEMA Id: 4263, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Louisiana Tropical Storm Isaac, Incident Period: August 26, 2012 to September 10, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3347: August 27, 2012, FEMA Id: 3347, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Louisiana Hurricane Isaac, Incident Period: August 26, 2012 to September 10, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4080: August 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 4080, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: September 01, 2008 to September 11, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1786: September 02, 2008, FEMA Id: 1786, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to November 01, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1607: September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1607, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to November 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3260: September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 3260, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to November 01, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1603: August 29, 2005, FEMA Id: 1603, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 26, 2005 to November 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3212: August 27, 2005, FEMA Id: 3212, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Lili, Incident Period: October 01, 2002 to October 16, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1437: October 03, 2002, FEMA Id: 1437, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Washington Parish (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tropical Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (48%)
  • Brazil (24%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Netherlands (4%)
  • Other South Central Asia (4%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • Taiwan (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Washington Parish


  • American (14%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (6%)
  • French (except Basque) (4%)
  • German (3%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • European (1%)

Washington Parish mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,387 (78.9%)
  • Carpooled: 1,890 (14.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 26 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 146 (1.1%)
  • Walked: 200 (1.5%)
  • Worked at home: 516 (3.9%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 1,197 people in state prisons
  • 361 people in nursing homes
  • 109 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 38 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 27 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 11 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 7 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in other group homes
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 1,125 people in state prisons
  • 211 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 177 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 53 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 16 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $39,074.

4.73% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,506 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.73%
Louisiana average:

6.57%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.05% relocated from other counties in Louisiana ($18,297 average AGI)
1.67% relocated from other states ($9,210 average AGI)
Washington Parish:

1.67%
Louisiana average:

2.51%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from St. Tammany Parish, LA  1.20% ($24,890 average AGI)
from Tangipahoa Parish, LA  0.54% ($27,781)
from East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.29% ($21,949)
from Jefferson Parish, LA  0.29% ($32,538)
from Livingston Parish, LA  0.12% ($31,765)
from Walthall County, MS  0.12% ($37,688)
from Pearl River County, MS  0.11% ($20,267)


4.87% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,661 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.87%
Louisiana average:

6.57%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.02% relocated to other counties in Louisiana ($18,300 average AGI)
1.85% relocated to other states ($10,360 average AGI)
Washington Parish:

1.85%
Louisiana average:

2.51%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to St. Tammany Parish, LA  1.04% ($33,570 average AGI)
to Tangipahoa Parish, LA  0.67% ($24,359)
to East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.32% ($22,326)
to Pearl River County, MS  0.19% ($37,808)
to Jefferson Parish, LA  0.18% ($28,280)
to Orleans Parish, LA  0.17% ($15,739)
to Livingston Parish, LA  0.14% ($36,684)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.5

Births per 1000 population in Washington Parish

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Washington Parish

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Washington Parish
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 21.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Washington Parish
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Washington Parish
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Washington Parish
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Washington Parish
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Washington Parish
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Washington Parish

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 8,471 (6,141 aged, 2,330 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,890 (16%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (912)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (611)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (499)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (314)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (267)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (262)
  • Unspecified dementia (259)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (204)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (174)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (167)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.53
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,949
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 206
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 22,497

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,387
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,293

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 33
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 63

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 104.3. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 81.5
  • Other - 22.8

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 114.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 97.8
  • Other - 16.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 46,726
  • In family households: 37,902 (5,143 male householders, 6,001 female householders)
    7,192 spouses, 12,919 children (11,927 natural, 354 adopted, 629 stepchildren), 3,064 grandchildren, 536 brothers or sisters, 597 parents, 1,211 other relatives, 1,321 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,984 (2,690 male householders (2,447 living alone)), 3,552 female householders (3,096 living alone)), 692 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,805

Size of family households: 4,892 2-persons, 2,529 3-persons, 1,730 4-persons, 1,326 5-persons, 521 6-persons, 170 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,543 1-person, 674 2-persons, 9 3-persons.

4,654 married couples with children.
3,457 single-parent households (917 men, 2,540 women).

96.0% of residents of Washington speak English at home.
2.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 15% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (46% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 36% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (15% speak English very well, 58% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (59% speak English very well, 41% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $345,384,000 ($7,821 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $19,041,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $123,784,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $116,219,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,318,000
Federal grants: $81,790,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,779,000 ($3,276,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $17,493,000 ($11,577,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,851,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $17,795,000
Federal Government insurance: $32,692,000

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

Births: 3,478
Here:

78 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,885
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +12
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +157
Here +4 per 1000 residents
State -20 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Washington Parish

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 10.17 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.5

Year house built in Washington Parish, Louisiana Note: State values scaled to Washington Parish population
  • 2532014 or later
  • 4792010 to 2013
  • 3,1142000 to 2009
  • 3,0731990 to 1999
  • 2,7901980 to 1989
  • 3,1251970 to 1979
  • 2,5151960 to 1969
  • 2,8311950 to 1959
  • 8901940 to 1949
  • 2,2891939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Washington Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington Parish, Louisiana Note: State values scaled to Washington Parish population
  • 101 room
  • 542 rooms
  • 2963 rooms
  • 1,0124 rooms
  • 3,5175 rooms
  • 2,7916 rooms
  • 1,9017 rooms
  • 1,3248 rooms
  • 1,1809+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington Parish, Louisiana Note: State values scaled to Washington Parish population
  • 1661 room
  • 2382 rooms
  • 5943 rooms
  • 1,4194 rooms
  • 1,4495 rooms
  • 8316 rooms
  • 3287 rooms
  • 678 rooms
  • 1069+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Washington Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington Parish, Louisiana Note: State values scaled to Washington Parish population
  • 19no bedroom
  • 3001 bedroom
  • 1,9002 bedrooms
  • 7,3013 bedrooms
  • 2,2464 bedrooms
  • 3165+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington Parish, Louisiana Note: State values scaled to Washington Parish population
  • 162no bedroom
  • 7401 bedroom
  • 1,8422 bedrooms
  • 2,1353 bedrooms
  • 2524 bedrooms
  • 795+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Washington Parish, Louisiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Washington Parish in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Washington Parish population
  • 564no vehicle
  • 3,7241 vehicle
  • 4,9152 vehicles
  • 2,0023 vehicles
  • 6544 vehicles
  • 2655+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Washington Parish in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Washington Parish population
  • 1,088no vehicle
  • 2,6381 vehicle
  • 1,2132 vehicles
  • 1923 vehicles
  • 194 vehicles
  • 675+ vehicles

86.9% of Washington Parish residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in Louisiana.

Washington Parish:

86.9%
State average:

86.4%

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

  • This state: 36,651
  • Other state: 9,231
  • Northeast: 167
  • Midwest: 1,086
  • South: 7,134
  • West: 906
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Washington Parish
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 61.0%Electricity
  • 28.3%Utility gas
  • 8.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Wood
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 64.4%Electricity
  • 28.7%Utility gas
  • 3.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 711
Here:

13.6%
Louisiana:

17.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 324
Here:

11.6%
Louisiana:

17.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 179
Here:

12.6%
Louisiana:

17.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Washington Parish government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,983,000
    Own Hospitals: $2,284,000
    Fire Protection: $216,000
    Water Utilities: $158,000
    Gas Utilities: $20,000
  • Current Operations - Own Hospitals: $14,893,000
    Police Protection: $2,837,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,757,000
    Regular Highways: $1,678,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,474,000
    Financial Administration: $1,396,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,254,000
    Central Staff Services: $792,000
    Gas Utilities: $770,000
    Water Utilities: $697,000
    Libraries: $595,000
    Fire Protection: $554,000
    Housing & Community Development: $548,000
    General - Other: $509,000
    Health Services - Other: $293,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $246,000
    General Public Buildings: $105,000
    Welfare - Other: $45,000
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $32,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $635,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Water Utilities: $23,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Water Utilities: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $654,000
    General - Other: $554,000
    Solid Waste Management: $367,000
    Own Hospitals: $302,000
    Water Utilities: $187,000
    Libraries: $125,000
    Housing & Community Development: $120,000
    Police Protection: $54,000
    Regular Highways: $49,000
    Financial Administration: $48,000
    Judicial: $41,000
    Corrections - Other: $32,000
    Health - Other: $30,000
    Central Staff: $24,000
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $5,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $12,511,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $176,000

Washington Parish government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $13,064,000
    All Other: $1,219,000
    Solid Waste Management: $298,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $547,000
    All Other: $285,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $430,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $690,000
    Interest Earnings: $525,000
    Property Sale Other: $229,000
    Rents: $64,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,200,000
    Gas Utilities: $897,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,293,000
    All Other: $1,446,000
    Highways: $719,000
    General Support: $505,000
    Housing & Community Development: $120,000
    Water Utilities: $108,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,836,000
    Total General Sales: $5,424,000
    NEC: $375,000
    Public Utilities: $293,000
    Other Selective Sales: $39,000

Washington Parish government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $3,242,000
    Gas Utilities: $692,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $14,118,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $16,109,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $5,102,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $23,895,000
    Water Utilities: $3,132,000
    Gas Utilities: $664,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,231,000
    Water Utilities: $110,000
    Gas Utilities: $28,000

Washington Parish government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $479,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $18,649,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,188,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,922
  • Number of aged recipients: 247
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,675
  • Number of recipients under 18: 393
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,924
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 605
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,078
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,267
Washington Parish Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Washington Parish Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Most common first names in Washington Parish, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James38669.7 years
John32371.9 years
William26572.7 years
Mary26076.0 years
Willie22571.2 years
Robert21268.9 years
Charles14867.8 years
George13374.6 years
Joseph12770.4 years
Walter9770.0 years
Most common last names in Washington Parish, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Magee35872.7 years
Smith26873.2 years
Williams23974.5 years
Thomas23271.6 years
Jones18673.7 years
Jenkins17970.3 years
Crain16574.0 years
Brumfield14575.0 years
Knight12975.8 years
Miller12770.6 years
Businesses in Washington Parish, LA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T4Nike2
Ace Hardware1Pizza Hut1
AutoZone2Popeyes2
Burger King2RadioShack1
CVS2SONIC Drive-In2
Chevrolet1Sears1
Curves1Subway1
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
FedEx5U-Haul2
H&R Block2UPS4
Hardee's1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
McDonald's2YMCA1