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Washington Parish, Louisiana (LA)

County population in 2017: 46,656 (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).

March 2019 cost of living index in Washington Parish: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (21.4%), Manufacturing (17.0%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (15.2%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.8%), Retail trade (12.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 29%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Washington Parish, LA (2017)
    • 30,39969.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 14,11932.1%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,0182.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 7331.7%Two or more races
    • 1100.3%Asian alone
    • 1050.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 310.07%Some other race alone
    • 60.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

40.3 years
Louisiana median age:

36.8 years
Males: 23,028  (49.4%)
Females: 23,628  (50.6%)
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Average household size:
Washington Parish:

2.0 people
Louisiana:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $32,563 ($24,264 in 1999)
This county:

$32,563
Louisiana:

$46,145

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $437 (lower quartile is $282, upper quartile is $560)
This county:

$437
State:

$678


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $89,912 (it was $52,800 in 2000)
Washington:

$89,912
Louisiana:

$162,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $47,968 - $160,667
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $886
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $269

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
Washington Parish, LA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 138 buildings, average cost: $56,700
  • 1998: 115 buildings, average cost: $79,300
  • 1999: 146 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 2000: 114 buildings, average cost: $62,800
  • 2001: 115 buildings, average cost: $79,200
  • 2002: 164 buildings, average cost: $115,200
  • 2003: 137 buildings, average cost: $92,200
  • 2004: 157 buildings, average cost: $87,600
  • 2005: 141 buildings, average cost: $85,800
  • 2006: 578 buildings, average cost: $95,100
  • 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
  • 2015: 62 buildings, average cost: $157,300
  • 2016: 84 buildings, average cost: $166,600
  • 2017: 89 buildings, average cost: $156,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Washington, LA residents
Average permit cost in Washington, LA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $390 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $307 (0.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Washington, LA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Washington, LA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Washington, LA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 26.5%
Washington Parish:

26.5%
Louisiana:

19.7%
(21.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.4% for Black residents, 30.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.9% for American Indian residents, 18.0% for other race residents, 33.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 40.3 years old
(Males: 39.0 years old, Females: 41.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.8 years old, Black residents: 37.3 years old, American Indian residents: 44.9 years old, Asian residents: 61.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.3 years old, Other race residents: 31.0 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:

4.8%
Louisiana:

3.8%

Unemployment by year in Washington, LA
County total employment by year in Washington, LA
County average yearly wages by year in Washington, LA

Current college students: 1,262
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 77.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 836 (29.8% naturalized citizens)

Washington Parish:

1.8%
Whole state:

4.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 912010 or later
  • 3302000 to 2009
  • 1041990 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: 14,942
  • One, attached: 115
  • Two: 293
  • 3 or 4: 225
  • 5 to 9: 78
  • 10 to 19: 24
  • 20 to 49: 303
  • 50 or more: 147
  • Mobile homes: 5,563
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 62

Housing units in Washington Parish with a mortgage: 5,057 (73 second mortgage, 171 home equity loan, 13 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,453

Here:

41.7% with mortgage
State:

52.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Washington Parish

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Washington

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,207 (78.7%)
  • Carpooled: 1,885 (14.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 14 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 182 (1.4%)
  • Walked: 202 (1.6%)
  • Worked at home: 487 (3.8%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (42%)
  • Brazil (23%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • Netherlands (5%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • Honduras (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Washington Parish


  • American (13%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • English (5%)
  • German (4%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • European (1%)

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 $44,943.

4.71% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,220 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.71%
Louisiana average:

6.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.97% relocated from other counties in Louisiana ($21,069 average AGI)
1.73% relocated from other states ($9,153 average AGI)
Washington Parish:

1.73%
Louisiana average:

2.30%

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  1.17% ($33,275 average AGI)
from Tangipahoa Parish, LA  0.57% ($24,500)
from Jefferson Parish, LA  0.24% ($47,000)
from East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.19% ($31,269)
from Walthall County, MS  0.16% ($34,000)


4.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,430 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.86%
Louisiana average:

6.56%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.00% relocated to other counties in Louisiana ($21,321 average AGI)
1.85% relocated to other states ($12,110 average AGI)
Washington Parish:

1.85%
Louisiana average:

2.61%

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  1.15% ($30,089 average AGI)
to Tangipahoa Parish, LA  0.68% ($33,892)
to East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.32% ($32,953)
to Pearl River County, MS  0.26% ($37,286)
to Jefferson Parish, LA  0.19% ($28,885)

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: 46,656
  • In family households: 37,992 (5,331 male householders, 6,128 female householders)
    7,189 spouses, 13,091 children (12,185 natural, 436 adopted, 469 stepchildren), 2,868 grandchildren, 463 brothers or sisters, 575 parents, 1,044 other relatives, 1,320 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,789 (2,655 male householders (2,405 living alone)), 3,414 female householders (2,974 living alone)), 738 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,859

Size of family households: 5,383 2-persons, 2,560 3-persons, 1,780 4-persons, 1,127 5-persons, 495 6-persons, 123 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,380 1-person, 650 2-persons, 48 3-persons.

4,118 married couples with children.
4,079 single-parent households (1,175 men, 2,904 women).

95.2% of residents of Washington speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (43% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (41% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 45% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (10% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 35% speak English not well, 23% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (77% speak English very well, 23% 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:

5.9
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.5

Year house built in Washington Parish, Louisiana
  • Year house built in Washington Parish, Louisiana
  • 3342014 or later
  • 5002010 to 2013
  • 3,2322000 to 2009
  • 3,3071990 to 1999
  • 2,9661980 to 1989
  • 2,8931970 to 1979
  • 2,5121960 to 1969
  • 2,5921950 to 1959
  • 9591940 to 1949
  • 2,3051939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Washington Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington Parish, Louisiana
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington Parish, Louisiana
  • 101 room
  • 352 rooms
  • 3593 rooms
  • 1,1594 rooms
  • 3,3125 rooms
  • 2,8976 rooms
  • 2,2537 rooms
  • 1,3598 rooms
  • 1,0819+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington Parish, Louisiana
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington Parish, Louisiana
  • 1541 room
  • 1652 rooms
  • 5793 rooms
  • 1,2944 rooms
  • 1,4605 rooms
  • 8416 rooms
  • 3417 rooms
  • 488 rooms
  • 1849+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Washington Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington Parish, Louisiana
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington Parish, Louisiana
  • 22no bedroom
  • 2881 bedroom
  • 2,1332 bedrooms
  • 7,4873 bedrooms
  • 2,1744 bedrooms
  • 3335+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington Parish, Louisiana
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington Parish, Louisiana
  • 149no bedroom
  • 7281 bedroom
  • 1,5592 bedrooms
  • 2,1003 bedrooms
  • 3874 bedrooms
  • 1135+ 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
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Washington Parish in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 553no vehicle
  • 3,9321 vehicle
  • 5,2302 vehicles
  • 1,7433 vehicles
  • 7554 vehicles
  • 2865+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Washington Parish in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Washington Parish in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,043no vehicle
  • 2,6291 vehicle
  • 1,0242 vehicles
  • 2193 vehicles
  • 764 vehicles
  • 445+ vehicles

86.3% of Washington Parish residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in Louisiana.

Washington Parish:

86.3%
State average:

87.1%

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

  • This state: 36,539
  • Other state: 9,131
  • Northeast: 350
  • Midwest: 1,109
  • South: 6,723
  • West: 929
Year householders moved into unit in Washington Parish, LA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Washington Parish
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 61.4%Electricity
  • 28.4%Utility gas
  • 7.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Wood
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 64.3%Electricity
  • 29.2%Utility gas
  • 5.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 723
Here:

14.1%
Louisiana:

18.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 331
Here:

11.9%
Louisiana:

18.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 176
Here:

12.3%
Louisiana:

17.5%

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 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $448,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $531,000
    Other: $7,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,061,000
    General Public Buildings: $863,000
    Solid Waste Management: $368,000
    Local Fire Protection: $24,000
    Water Utilities: $12,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,978,000
    Financial Administration: $1,906,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,719,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,457,000
    Water Utilities: $1,044,000
    General - Other: $985,000
    Correctional Institutions: $928,000
    Libraries: $841,000
    Health - Other: $570,000
    Gas Utilities: $542,000
    Central Staff Services: $524,000
    Housing and Community Development: $451,000
    Local Fire Protection: $300,000
    Parks and Recreation: $33,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $502,000
    Public Welfare: $499,000
    Highways: $53,000
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $10,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $86,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,300,000
    Water Utilities: $736,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,924,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,651,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,697,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $425,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $185,000
    Interest Earnings: $95,000
    General Revenue - Other: $33,000
    Rents: $6,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Gas Utilities: $85,000
    Local Fire Protection: $41,000
    Water Utilities: $10,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,705,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,581,000
    Gas Utilities: $571,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $546,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $898,000
    Highways: $629,000
    Water Utilities: $291,000
    General Local Government Support: $254,000
    Public Welfare: $114,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,455,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,431,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $524,000
    Other License: $480,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $11,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $396,875,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $248,000

Washington Parish government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $448,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $531,000
    Other: $7,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,061,000
    General Public Buildings: $863,000
    Solid Waste Management: $368,000
    Local Fire Protection: $24,000
    Water Utilities: $12,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,978,000
    Financial Administration: $1,906,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,719,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,457,000
    Water Utilities: $1,044,000
    General - Other: $985,000
    Correctional Institutions: $928,000
    Libraries: $841,000
    Health - Other: $570,000
    Gas Utilities: $542,000
    Central Staff Services: $524,000
    Housing and Community Development: $451,000
    Local Fire Protection: $300,000
    Parks and Recreation: $33,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $502,000
    Public Welfare: $499,000
    Highways: $53,000
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $10,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $86,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,300,000
    Water Utilities: $736,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,924,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,651,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,697,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $425,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $185,000
    Interest Earnings: $95,000
    General Revenue - Other: $33,000
    Rents: $6,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Gas Utilities: $85,000
    Local Fire Protection: $41,000
    Water Utilities: $10,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,705,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,581,000
    Gas Utilities: $571,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $546,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $898,000
    Highways: $629,000
    Water Utilities: $291,000
    General Local Government Support: $254,000
    Public Welfare: $114,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,455,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,431,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $524,000
    Other License: $480,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $11,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $396,875,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $248,000

Washington Parish government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $448,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $531,000
    Other: $7,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,061,000
    General Public Buildings: $863,000
    Solid Waste Management: $368,000
    Local Fire Protection: $24,000
    Water Utilities: $12,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,978,000
    Financial Administration: $1,906,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,719,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,457,000
    Water Utilities: $1,044,000
    General - Other: $985,000
    Correctional Institutions: $928,000
    Libraries: $841,000
    Health - Other: $570,000
    Gas Utilities: $542,000
    Central Staff Services: $524,000
    Housing and Community Development: $451,000
    Local Fire Protection: $300,000
    Parks and Recreation: $33,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $502,000
    Public Welfare: $499,000
    Highways: $53,000
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $10,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $86,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,300,000
    Water Utilities: $736,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,924,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,651,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,697,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $425,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $185,000
    Interest Earnings: $95,000
    General Revenue - Other: $33,000
    Rents: $6,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Gas Utilities: $85,000
    Local Fire Protection: $41,000
    Water Utilities: $10,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,705,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,581,000
    Gas Utilities: $571,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $546,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $898,000
    Highways: $629,000
    Water Utilities: $291,000
    General Local Government Support: $254,000
    Public Welfare: $114,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,455,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,431,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $524,000
    Other License: $480,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $11,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $396,875,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $248,000

Washington Parish government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $448,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $531,000
    Other: $7,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,061,000
    General Public Buildings: $863,000
    Solid Waste Management: $368,000
    Local Fire Protection: $24,000
    Water Utilities: $12,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,978,000
    Financial Administration: $1,906,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,719,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,457,000
    Water Utilities: $1,044,000
    General - Other: $985,000
    Correctional Institutions: $928,000
    Libraries: $841,000
    Health - Other: $570,000
    Gas Utilities: $542,000
    Central Staff Services: $524,000
    Housing and Community Development: $451,000
    Local Fire Protection: $300,000
    Parks and Recreation: $33,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $502,000
    Public Welfare: $499,000
    Highways: $53,000
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $10,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $86,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,300,000
    Water Utilities: $736,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,924,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,651,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,697,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $425,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $185,000
    Interest Earnings: $95,000
    General Revenue - Other: $33,000
    Rents: $6,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Gas Utilities: $85,000
    Local Fire Protection: $41,000
    Water Utilities: $10,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,705,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,581,000
    Gas Utilities: $571,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $546,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $898,000
    Highways: $629,000
    Water Utilities: $291,000
    General Local Government Support: $254,000
    Public Welfare: $114,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,455,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,431,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $524,000
    Other License: $480,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $11,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $396,875,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $248,000

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
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