East Carroll Parish, Louisiana

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East Carroll Parish (French: Paroisse de Carroll Est) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Lake Providence and as of 2000, the population was 9,421.

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Law and government

In the 2004 presidential race, East Carroll gave the George W. Bush - Richard B. Cheney electors 1,357 votes (40 percent) to 1,980 ballots (58 percent) for the Democratic John Kerry - John Edwards slate.

Geography

The parish has a total area of 442 square miles (1,144.8 km2), of which 421 square miles (1,090.4 km2) is land and 21 square miles (54.4 km2) (4.75%) is water.

Major highways

Adjacent parishes

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 9,421 people, 2,969 households, and 2,140 families residing in the parish. The population density was 22 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 3,303 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the parish was 31.60% White, 67.29% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. 1.19% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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