Demographics

West Carroll Parish is one of 64 parishes in Louisiana. It has 359.4 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 31.5 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population declined by 5.5%. On the 2000 census form, 99.6% of the population reported only one race, with 18.9% of these reporting African-American. The population of this parish is 1.3% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.59 persons compared to an average family size of 3.09 persons.

In 2008 retail trade was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $17,563. Per capita income grew by 14.6% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Rank in State Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Value Rank in State
Population (2009) 11,329 57 Covered Employment 2,561 59
Growth (%) since 1990 -6.3% 49 Avg wage per job $26,672 59
Households (2000) 4,458 56 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County D N/A
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 4,485 58 Avg wage per job D N/A
Unemployment Rate (2009) 16.5 1 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 2.3% 38
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $22,717 64 Avg wage per job $43,583 36
Median Household Income (2008) $30,922 56 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County 0.8% 33
Poverty Rate (2008) 23.7 13 Avg wage per job $44,915 6
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 59.5 60 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 2.6% 31
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 9.5 51 Avg wage per job $25,444 60

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