La Salle Parish, Louisiana

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La 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. The parish seat is Jena.

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History

It is named for René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle.

Geography

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%) is water.

Major highways

National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[3] 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 other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. 0.82% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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