Salle Parish (French:
Paroisse de La Salle) is a parish
located in the U.S. state of Louisiana.
As of 2000, the population was 14,282.
parish seat is Jena.
It is named for René-Robert
Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle
The parish has a total area of 662 square miles
(1,716 km²), of which, 624 square miles (1,616 km²)
of it is land and 39 square miles (100 km²) of it (5.82%)
As of the census
of 2000, there were 14,282
people, 5,291 households, and 3,798 families residing in the
parish. The population density
was 23 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 6,273 housing
units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The
racial makeup of the parish was 86.13% White
, 12.20% Black
or African American
, 0.64% Native American
, 0.18% Asian
, 0.01% Pacific Islander
, 0.20% from
, and 0.64%
from two or more races. 0.82% of the population were Hispanic
of any race.
There were 5,291 households out of which 33.60% had children under
the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples
living together, 9.80% had a female
householder with no husband present, and 28.20% were non-families.
25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.00% had
someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average
household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.03.
In the parish the population was spread out with 26.10% under the
age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 27.20% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from
45 to 64, and 14.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median
age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 100.30 males.
For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.20
The median income for a household in the parish was $28,189, and
the median income for a family was $36,197. Males had a median
income of $27,431 versus $19,697 for females. The per capita income
for the parish was
$14,033. About 14.90% of families and 18.70% of the population were
below the poverty line
23.70% of those under age 18 and 18.90% of those age 65 or
Primary and secondary schools
The LaSalle Parish School
consists of nine schools with a total of over 2,300
students.Temple Christian Academy, which is a private school, has a
total of 102 students.
Colleges and universities
Louisiana Technical College/Rod Brady Extension is located in
nearest four year university to LaSalle Parish is LC (Louisiana
College)in Pineville, Louisiana and Louisiana State
University at Alexandria in Alexandria. Other nearby universities include Northwestern
State University in Natchitoches, University of Louisiana at
Monroe in Monroe, and Grambling State University in Grambling.
Map of La Salle Parish, Louisiana With
Notable natives and residents
- Speedy O. Long (1928-2006), a member of the popular
Long political dynasty.