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Encyclopedia > St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana
Saint John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting Saint John the Baptist Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the USA highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded information needed
Seat Edgard
Largest City Laplace
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

348 sq mi (901 km²)
219 sq mi (567 km²)
129 sq mi (334 km²), 37.07%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

43,044
197/sq mi (76/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.sjbparish.com
Named for: Saint John the Baptist

St. John the Baptist Parish (French: Paroisse de Saint-Jean-Baptiste) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of 2000, the population was 43,044. The parish seat is Edgard. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Official language(s) de jure: none de facto: English & French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans [1] Area  Ranked 31st  - Total 51,885 sq mi (134,382 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 16  - Latitude 29°N to 33°N  - Longitude 89°W... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_LA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Louisiana ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Edgard is a census-designated place and town located in St. ... La Place (sometimes spelled LaPlace or Laplace) is a suburb of New Orleans and a census-designated place in St. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is a high-precision atomic time standard. ... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... John the Baptist (also called John the Baptizer or John the Dipper) is regarded as a prophet by at least three religions: Christianity, Islam, and Mandaeanism. ... A parish is a type of administrative subdivision. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) de jure: none de facto: English & French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans [1] Area  Ranked 31st  - Total 51,885 sq mi (134,382 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 16  - Latitude 29°N to 33°N  - Longitude 89°W... A parish seat is the administrative center of a parish in the US state of Louisiana. ... Edgard is a census-designated place and town located in St. ...

Contents

Geography

The parish has a total area of 901 km² (348 mi²). 567 km² (219 mi²) of it is land and 334 km² (129 mi²) of it (37.07%) is water. Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Major Highways

Image File history File links I-10. ... Interstate 10, a major transcontinental Interstate Highway in the Southern U.S., runs across the south part of the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... Image File history File links I-55. ... Interstate 55 (abbreviated I-55) is an interstate highway in the central United States. ... Image File history File links US_51. ... United States Highway 51 is a north-south United States highway that runs for 1,286 miles (2,070 km) from northern Wisconsin to the western suburbs of New Orleans, Louisiana. ... Image File history File links US_61. ... The Dubuque-Wisconsin Bridge, Dubuque, Iowa. ... Image File history File links LA_18. ... Louisiana Highway 18 (LA 18) is a state highway in Louisiana. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

Adjacent parishes

Tangipahoa Parish is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... St. ... Lafourche Parish is a parish located in the south of the state of Louisiana. ... St. ... Ascension Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Livingston Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ...

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 12,330
1910 14,338 16.3%
1920 11,896 -17.0%
1930 14,078 18.3%
1940 14,766 4.9%
1950 14,861 0.6%
1960 18,439 24.1%
1970 23,813 29.1%
1980 31,924 34.1%
1990 39,996 25.3%
2000 43,044 7.6%
Est. 2006 48,537 [1] 12.8%
St. John the Baptist Parish Census Data[2]

As of the census² of 2000, there were 43,044 people, 14,283 households, and 11,312 families residing in the parish. The population density was 76/km² (197/mi²). There were 15,532 housing units at an average density of 27/km² (71/mi²). The racial makeup of the parish was 52.58% White, 44.76% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.86% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. 2.86% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twetieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,542,199, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 14,283 households out of which 43.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.10% were married couples living together, 18.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.80% were non-families. 17.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.38. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the parish the population was spread out with 31.20% under the age of 18, 9.70% from 18 to 24, 30.20% from 25 to 44, 21.10% from 45 to 64, and 7.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 94.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.70 males.


The median income for a household in the parish was $39,456, and the median income for a family was $43,925. Males had a median income of $37,293 versus $22,323 for females. The per capita income for the parish was $15,445. About 13.90% of families and 16.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.70% of those under age 18 and 17.80% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


History

St. John the Baptist parish was the second permanent settlement in Louisiana. The parish was established in the early 1720s by a group of Germans. Many families established towns around the Mississippi River in the areas now known as Lucy, Garyville, and Reserve. The area was under the French regime until 1768 when France delivered Louisiana to the Spanish. Around this time period, many Acadians, or "Cajuns", began arriving in south Louisiana due to being exiled from their homes in Nova Scotia. The first Acadian village was established in what is now Wallace. The German and French cultures thrived on one another, but French became a very dominant language.


In these early years, much transportation was done by boat, mainly on the bayous and lakes, but the Mississippi River as well. St. John, with its fertile land being 9 feet above sea level proved to be an excellent settlement for farming and agriculture.


As the families of the settlement grew, a need for education grew also. Sometimes a plantation owner would hire a teacher and invite the neighborhood children to attend classes. Private schools taught in the French language were established around 1869. The first high schools at Edgard and Reserve were built in 1909. Children attended the schools by horse drawn buses or by commuter train.


Eight communities comprise the whole of St. John Parish. On the west bank of the river lies the sprawling towns of Lucy, Edgard and Wallace. This area is primarily agricultural. Rows and rows of sugar cane cover the fields. The east bank has LaPlace, Reserve, Lions, Garyville and Mt. Airy, each a thriving, bustling community. Industries follow along the river, including a chemical plant, sugar refinery, grain elevators and an oil refinery.


Cities and towns

Edgard is a census-designated place and town located in St. ... Garyville is a census-designated place located in St. ... La Place (sometimes spelled LaPlace or Laplace) is a suburb of New Orleans and a census-designated place in St. ... Reserve is a census-designated place and town in St. ... Wallace is a census-designated place located in St. ...

External links

  • Parish government's website

Coordinates: 30°07′N 90°30′W / 30.12, -90.50 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana - definition of St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana in Encyclopedia (423 words)
John the Baptist Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana.
In the parish the population is spread out with 31.20% under the age of 18, 9.70% from 18 to 24, 30.20% from 25 to 44, 21.10% from 45 to 64, and 7.80% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the parish is $39,456, and the median income for a family is $43,925.
LSU Libraries -- French-Language Materials in the LLMVC (12119 words)
Louisiana, named for Louis XIV, belonged to France for much of the 1700s and again from 1800 until it was sold to the United States in 1803.
Sugar planter of St. John the Baptist and St. Charles parishes, Louisiana, and resident of New Orleans.
Lieutenant Colonel and aide-de-camp to the governor of Louisiana.
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