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3 Cities and towns
Geography\nThe parish has a total area of 1,983 km2 (766 mi2). 1,980 km2 (764 mi2) of it is land and 3 km2 (1 mi2) of it is water. The total area is 0.15% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census2 of 2000, there are 25,440 people, 8,102 households, and 5,930 families residing in the parish. The population density is 13/km2 (33/mi2). There are 9,157 housing units at an average density of 5/km2 (12/mi2). The racial makeup of the parish is 71.90% White, 24.60% Black or African American, 1.72% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. 4.50% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 8,102 households out of which 36.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.00% are married couples living together, 15.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.80% are non-families. 24.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.62 and the average family size is 3.12.
In the parish the population is spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 33.40% from 25 to 44, 20.80% from 45 to 64, and 11.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 126.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 133.50 males.
The median income for a household in the parish is $27,777, and the median income for a family is $33,920. Males have a median income of $32,371 versus $17,154 for females. The per capita income for the parish is $13,101. 19.90% of the population and 17.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 22.60% are under the age of 18 and 21.50% are 65 or older.
Cities and towns\n*Elizabeth\n*Kinder\n*Oakdale\n*Oberlin\n*Reeves