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3 Cities and towns
Geography\nThe parish has a total area of 1,593 km2 (615 mi2). 1,542 km2 (595 mi2) of it is land and 51 km2 (20 mi2) of it is water. The total area is 3.23% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census2 of 2000, there are 41,831 people, 16,501 households, and 11,567 families residing in the parish. The population density is 27/km2 (70/mi2). There are 18,991 housing units at an average density of 12/km2 (32/mi2). The racial makeup of the parish is 65.51% White, 32.83% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 0.90% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 16,501 households out of which 30.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.70% are married couples living together, 16.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.90% are non-families. 27.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.48 and the average family size is 2.99.
In the parish the population is spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 26.00% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 16.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 91.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.20 males.
The median income for a household in the parish is $28,408, and the median income for a family is $35,119. Males have a median income of $30,343 versus $20,907 for females. The per capita income for the parish is $15,203. 20.20% of the population and 15.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 29.60% are under the age of 18 and 16.10% are 65 or older.
Cities and towns\n*Cotton Valley\n*Cullen\n*Dixie Inn\n*Doyline\n*Dubberly\n*Heflin\n*Minden\n*Sarepta\n*Shongaloo\n*Sibley\n*Springhill