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West Carroll Parish, Louisiana (LA)


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County population in 2012: 11,512 (all rural); it was 12,314 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,374
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,002
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,521
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,076 (it was 937 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

33%

Land area: 359 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 32 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in West Carroll Parish: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (27.3%), Retail trade (14.8%), Construction (11.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana:


Median resident age:  39.0 years
Louisiana median age:  35.0 years

Males: 5,818  (53.6%)
Females: 5,786  (46.4%)

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Average household size:
West Carroll Parish:

2.0 people
Louisiana:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $32,146 ($24,637 in 1999)
This county:

$32146
Louisiana:

$42492

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $330 (lower quartile is $198, upper quartile is $427)
This county:

$330
State:

$566


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $72,556 (it was $42,300 in 2000)
West Carroll Parish:

$72,556
Louisiana:

$135,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $38,767 - $111,458

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $137,042
Here:

$137,042
State:

$177,067

Townhouses or other attached units: $879,788
Here:

$879,788
State:

$204,229

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $50,214
Here:

$50,214
State:

$186,546

Mobile homes: $65,965
Here:

$65,965
State:

$34,481

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $30,983
Here:

$30,983
State:

$47,390
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,086
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $205

Institutionalized population: 429

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


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


West Carroll Parish, LA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $122 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $115 (0.2%)


West Carroll Parish household income distribution in 2009 West Carroll Parish home values distribution


West Carroll Parish contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 22.0%
(20.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.5% for Black residents, 26.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 2.1% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 39 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 38 years old, Asian residents: 31 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 34 years old)

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

23.4%
Whole state:

19.6%

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

10.2%
Whole state:

9.4%

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

Cities in this county include: Oak Grove, Epps, Kilbourne, Forest, Pioneer.

West Carroll 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 West Carroll Parish: Head of Navigation (A), Jackson Lodge (B), Epps Landing (C), Goodwill Volunteer Fire Department (D), Concord Volunteer Fire Department Central Station (E), Concord Volunteer Fire Department Oak Grove Station (F), Concord Volunteer Fire Department Macedonia Station (G), Fiske Union Volunteer Fire Department South Station (H), Forest Volunteer Fire Department Substation (I), Fiske Union Volunteer Fire Department North Station (J), Fiske Union Volunteer Fire Department Central Station (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in West Carroll Parish include: Sardis Church (A), Shady Grove Church (B), The Bible Missionary Church (C), Walnut Grove Church (D), Assembly of God Church (E), Church of Christ (F), Church of God (G), Assembly of God Church (H), Bayou Macon Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: New Forest Cemetery (1), Bethany Cemetery (2), Wilson Cemetery (3), Forest Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Big Black Slough (A), Blackman Lake (B), Cockspur Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Deer Creek (A), Coleman Bayou (B), Caney Glade Bayou (C), Cane Bayou (D), Fivemile Slough (E), Boggy Bayou (F), Colewa Bayou (G), Bogzack Creek (H), Big Venson Bayou (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in West Carroll Parish include: Poverty Point National Monument (1), Poverty Point State Historic Site (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Chicot County, Arkansas , East Carroll Parish , Morehouse Parish , Richland Parish .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 305
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 59.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 38 (71% naturalized citizens)

West Carroll Parish:

0.3%
Whole state:

2.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 60.5%

West Carroll Parish marital status for males
West Carroll Parish marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in West Carroll Parish with a mortgage: 790 (26 second mortgage, 27 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,107

Here:

41.6% with mortgage
State:

59.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.83%
Here74.8%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 9,214
Total congregations: 41

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Other
Adherents7,061 (76.6%)591 (6.4%)544 (5.9%)511 (5.5%)507 (5.5%)
Congregations18 (43.9%)6 (14.6%)3 (7.3%)5 (12.2%)9 (22.0%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in West Carroll Parish - Oak Grove, Epps, Kilbourne, Forest, Pioneer

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

4.33 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

4.33 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1
West Carroll Parish:

0.87 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.9%
Louisiana:

10.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.7%
Louisiana:

29.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
West Carroll Parish:

13.3%
State:

13.7%


Agriculture in West Carroll Parish:

Average size of farms: 259 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $44,016
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $328.31
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.16%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 8.29%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $41,547
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 47.44%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $57,634
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.55%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.67
Corn for grain: 14885 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 14909 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 15937 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 14941 harvested acres
Vegetables: 95 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 59 acres

Tornado activity:

West Carroll Parish historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Louisiana state average. It is 4.1 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 48 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/20/1976, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 32 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West Carroll Parish-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Louisiana state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/11/1996 at 18:17:49, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 61.6 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1994 at 23:34:02, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 73.7 miles away from the county center
On 10/26/2002 at 20:05:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.2 miles away from the county center
On 5/16/2007 at 13:22:21, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.3 miles away from West Carroll Parish center
On 3/3/2001 at 10:46:13, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in West Carroll Parish (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)

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




Most common first ancestries reported in West Carroll Parish (%):





West Carroll Parish mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,129 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 684 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 16 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 77 (2%)
  • Other means: 71 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 79 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana in 2000:

People in group quarters in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $32,783.

6.10% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,131 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.10%
Louisiana average:

8.89%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.81% relocated from other counties in Louisiana ($15,891 average AGI)
2.29% relocated from other states ($11,240 average AGI)
West Carroll Parish:

2.29%
Louisiana average:

2.22%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Ouachita Parish, LA  1.01% ($20,737 average AGI)
from East Carroll Parish, LA  0.72% ($29,926)
from Morehouse Parish, LA  0.61% ($18,696)
from Richland Parish, LA  0.29% ($27,273)
from Chicot County, AR  0.27% ($36,600)


7.36% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,168 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.36%
Louisiana average:

13.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.79% relocated to other counties in Louisiana ($13,629 average AGI)
2.58% relocated to other states ($12,539 average AGI)
West Carroll Parish:

2.58%
Louisiana average:

7.16%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Ouachita Parish, LA  1.68% ($20,859 average AGI)
to East Carroll Parish, LA  0.68% ($18,500)
to Richland Parish, LA  0.68% ($18,769)
to Morehouse Parish, LA  0.45% ($25,941)
to Madison Parish, LA  0.29% ($11,364)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.3

Births per 1000 population in West Carroll Parish

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

Deaths per 1000 population in West Carroll Parish

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in West Carroll Parish

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,294 (1,968 aged, 326 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 8.36
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11167.77
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 175.540
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 10189.75

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1168.900
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1185.840

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 16.38
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 50.82

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,170

Size of family households: 1,418 2-persons, 734 3-persons, 579 4-persons, 283 5-persons, 89 6-persons, 54 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,167 1-person, 111 2-persons, 13 3-persons, 2 4-persons, 2 5-persons.

97.3% of residents of West Carroll Parish speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (56% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $103,321,000 ($8637 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,214,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $28,305,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $24,487,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,747,000
Federal grants: $33,879,000
Federal procurement contracts: $453,000 ($39,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,451,000 ($4,386,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,707,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,899,000
Federal Government insurance: $15,936,000

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

Births: 785
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 804
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -478
Here -40 per 1000 residents
State -20 per 1000 residents

Population growth in West Carroll Parish

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.46 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.1

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 20
  • 3 rooms: 153
  • 4 rooms: 514
  • 5 rooms: 1,111
  • 6 rooms: 848
  • 7 rooms: 553
  • 8 rooms: 178
  • 9+ rooms: 144
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 59
  • 3 rooms: 144
  • 4 rooms: 178
  • 5 rooms: 253
  • 6 rooms: 187
  • 7 rooms: 73
  • 8 rooms: 30
  • 9+ rooms: 13
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 104
  • 2 bedrooms: 794
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,225
  • 4 bedrooms: 369
  • 5+ bedrooms: 27
  • no bedroom: 3
  • 1 bedroom: 172
  • 2 bedrooms: 302
  • 3 bedrooms: 383
  • 4 bedrooms: 72
  • 5+ bedrooms: 5
Cars and other vehicles available in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 240
  • 1 vehicle: 1,094
  • 2 vehicles: 1,535
  • 3 vehicles: 486
  • 4 vehicles: 132
  • 5+ vehicles: 34
  • no vehicle: 157
  • 1 vehicle: 494
  • 2 vehicles: 239
  • 3 vehicles: 38
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5+ vehicles: 4

66% of West Carroll Parish residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in Louisiana.

West Carroll Parish:

65.7%
State average:

59.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $21,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in West Carroll Parish
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (43.2%)
  • Electricity (27.2%)
  • Utility gas (24.0%)
  • Wood (4.7%)
  • Utility gas (41.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34.6%)
  • Electricity (20.1%)
  • Wood (1.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 33
Here:

2.1%
Louisiana:

17.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 16
Here:

2.1%
Louisiana:

15.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 12
Here:

4.3%
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

West Carroll Parish government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


West Carroll Parish government finances - Revenue in 2002:


West Carroll Parish government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

West Carroll Parish Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in West Carroll Parish, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James13973.8 years
William9975.1 years
John8675.6 years
Mary8577.2 years
Robert6074.7 years
Willie5576.9 years
Charles4568.5 years
Annie3982.1 years
Thomas3473.1 years
George3273.3 years
Most common last names in West Carroll Parish, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6575.3 years
Jones4669.8 years
Williams4075.3 years
Brown3577.2 years
Lewis3175.6 years
Harper3180.4 years
Sanders3177.6 years
Hill3071.4 years
Davis2973.5 years
Butler2375.6 years
Businesses in West Carroll Parish, LA
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
SONIC Drive-In1Walmart1
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