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Encyclopedia > Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting Tangipahoa Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Statistics
Formed
Seat Amite
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,132 km² (823 mi²)
2,047 km² (790 mi²)
85 km² (33 mi²), 3.99%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

100,588
49/km² 
Website: www.tangipahoa.org

Tangipahoa Parish is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Amite and as of 2000, the population was 100,588. Tangipahoa comes from an Acolapissa word meaning "ear of corn" or "those who gather corn." Image File history File links Map_of_Louisiana_highlighting_Tangipahoa_Parish. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Amite City is a town located in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ... 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. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per volume. ... 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 Minor parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal • • A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to... This Article does not cite its references or sources. ... A parish seat is the administrative center of a parish in the US state of Louisiana. ... Amite City is a town located in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. ...

Contents

Geography

The parish has a total area of 2,132 km² (823 mi²). 2,047 km² (790 mi²) of it is land and 85 km² (33 mi²) of it (3.99%) is water. Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Major Highways

Bold text===Adjacent Parishes=== Image File history File links I-12. ... Map of Interstate 12 Interstate 12 (abbreviated I-12) is an intrastate interstate highway located entirely within the state of Louisiana, United States. ... Image File history File links I-55. ... Interstate 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 LA_10. ... Louisiana Highway 10 (LA 10) is a state highway in south-central Louisiana. ... Image File history File links LA_16. ... Louisiana Highway 16 (LA 16) is a state highway in Louisiana. ... Image File history File links LA_22. ... Louisiana Highway 22 (LA 22) is a state highway in Louisiana that serves St. ... Image File history File links LA_38. ... Image File history File links LA_40. ...

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Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 100,588 people, 36,558 households, and 25,773 families residing in the parish. The population density was 49/km² (127/mi²). There were 40,794 housing units at an average density of 20/km² (52/mi²). The racial makeup of the parish was 69.76% White, 28.35% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 1.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 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. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ...


There were 36,558 households out of which 35.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.90% were married couples living together, 16.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.19. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the parish the population was spread out with 27.70% under the age of 18, 12.70% from 18 to 24, 27.70% from 25 to 44, 21.20% from 45 to 64, and 10.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 93.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.60 males.


The median income for a household in the parish was $29,412, and the median income for a family was $36,731. Males had a median income of $31,576 versus $20,066 for females. The per capita income for the parish was $14,461. About 18.00% of families and 22.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.60% of those under age 18 and 20.10% 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. ...


Cities and towns

Amite is a town located in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. ... Hammond is the largest city in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. ... Kentwood is a rural town located in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana near the Mississippi border. ... Manchac is a small town in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. ... Natalbany is a census-designated place and town located in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. ... Ponchatoula is a city located in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. ... Roseland is a town located in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. ... Tangipahoa is a village located in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. ... Tickfaw is a village located in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. ...

External links

  • Visitor's Bureau website, Tangipahoa history
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Regions

Acadiana | Central Louisiana | Florida Parishes | Greater New Orleans | North Louisiana Image File history File links Flag_of_Louisiana. ... This Article does not cite its references or sources. ... This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... Map of Acadiana Region with the Cajun Heartland USA subregion highlighted in dark red. ... The Central Louisiana are those parishes in Louisiana which include Allen Parish, Beauregard Parish, Catahoula Parish, Concordia Parish, Grant Parish, La Salle Parish, Natchitoches Parish, Rapides Parish, Sabine Parish, and Vernon Parish. ... The Florida Parishes The Florida Parishes are those parishes in Louisiana which were part of West Florida in the early 19th century. ... The New Orleans Metropolitan Area, or Greater New Orleans, is the largest metropolitan area in Louisiana, centered around New Orleans. ... Map of Louisiana regions, the North region is shaded in green. ...

Cities
& CDPs

Alexandria | Baton Rouge (Capital) | Bossier City | Houma | Kenner | Lafayette | Lake Charles | Marrero | Metairie | Monroe | New Iberia | New Orleans | Shreveport The following is the List of incorporated cities, towns, and villages in Louisiana, arranged in alphabetical order. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Alexandria is a city in Louisiana, U.S.A.; it is the parish seat of Rapides Parish, on the south bank of the Red River in almost the exact geographic center of the state. ... Nickname: Red Stick Motto: Authentic Louisiana at every turn Coordinates: Country United States State Louisiana Parish East Baton Rouge Parish Founded 1699 Incorporated 16 January 1817 Mayor Melvin Kip Holden (D) Area    - City 204. ... Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... Bossier City is a city located in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, USA. As of the 2000 Census, the city had a total population of 56,461. ... The city of Houma (pronounced ) is the parish seat of Terrebonne Parish, in the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... Kenner is a city located in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, on the East Bank of the Mississippi River. ... Lafayette is a city located on the Vermilion River in Lafayette Parish, in the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... named, see Lake Charles (body of water). Lake Charles, (French: Lac Charles), is the fifth largest city in the US state of Louisiana. ... Marrero is a census-designated place and unincorporated community located in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. ... Metairie (local pronunciations , ) is an unincorporated, census-designated place (CDP) located in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. ... The city of Monroe is the parish seat of Ouachita Parish, in the US state of Louisiana. ... The small city of New Iberia is the parish seat of Iberia Parish, in the US state of Louisiana, 125 miles (201 km) west of New Orleans. ... Nickname: The Crescent City, The Big Easy, The City That Care Forgot, NOLA (acronym for New Orleans, LA) Location in the State of Louisiana and the United States Coordinates: Country United States State Louisiana Parish Orleans Founded 1718 Mayor Ray Nagin (D) Area    - City 350. ... Location in the state of Louisiana Coordinates: Parish Caddo Mayor Keith Hightower Area    - City 117. ...

Metros Alexandria | Baton Rouge | Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux | Lafayette | Lake Charles | Monroe | New Orleans | Shreveport-Bossier City
Parishes

Acadia | Allen | Ascension | Assumption | Avoyelles | Beauregard | Bienville | Bossier | Caddo | Calcasieu | Caldwell | Cameron | Catahoula | Claiborne | Concordia | De Soto | East Baton Rouge | East Carroll | East Feliciana | Evangeline | Franklin | Grant | Iberia | Iberville | Jackson | Jefferson | Jefferson Davis | La Salle | Lafayette | Lafourche | Lincoln | Livingston | Madison | Morehouse | Natchitoches | Orleans | Ouachita | Plaquemines | Pointe Coupee | Rapides | Red River | Richland | Sabine | St. Bernard | St. Charles | St. Helena | St. James | St. John the Baptist | St. Landry | St. Martin | St. Mary | St. Tammany | Tangipahoa | Tensas | Terrebonne | Union | Vermilion | Vernon | Washington | Webster | West Baton Rouge | West Carroll | West Feliciana | Winn A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or hubs. ... Alexandria metropolitan area, located in Central Louisiana, is composed of Grant and Rapides parishes. ... The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area, centered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is inhabited by nearly 1 million residents (700,000 people). ... Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodeaux is a metropolitan statistical area, synonynous with both Terrebonne and Assumption Parishes, located in southeast Louisiana. ... Lafayette metropolitan area, located in the Cajun Heartland region of Acadiana, is composed of Lafayette and St. ... Lake Charles metropolitan area, located in Acadiana, is composed of Calcasieu and Cameron parishes. ... Monroe metropolitan area, located in North Louisiana, is composed of Ouachita and Union parishes. ... The New Orleans Metropolitan Area, consisting of the Greater New Orleans region and three addtional parishes which share the perimeter of Lake Ponchartrain, is the largest metropolitan area in the U.S. state of Louisiana, centered around the city of New Orleans. ... Shreveport-Bossier City is a metropolitan statistical area, composed of Bossier, Caddo and De Soto parishes, located in North Louisiana. ... List of Louisiana parishes The state of Louisiana is divided into parishes in the same way that the other states of the United States are divided into counties. ... Acadia Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Allen Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Ascension Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Assumption Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Avoyelles Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Beauregard Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Bienville Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Bossier Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Caddo Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Calcasieu Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Caldwell Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Cameron Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Catahoula Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Claiborne Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Concordia Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... De Soto Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Location Location of St. ... East Carroll Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... East Feliciana Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Evangeline Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Franklin Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Grant Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Iberia Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Iberville Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Jackson Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Jefferson Parish is a parish in the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... Jefferson Davis Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... La Salle Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Lafayette Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Lafourche Parish is a parish located in the south of the state of Louisiana. ... Lincoln Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Livingston Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Madison Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Morehouse Parish is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... Natchitoches Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Nickname: The Crescent City, The Big Easy, The City That Care Forgot, NOLA (acronym for New Orleans, LA) Location in the State of Louisiana and the United States Coordinates: Country United States State Louisiana Parish Orleans Founded 1718 Mayor Ray Nagin (D) Area    - City 350. ... Ouachita Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Plaquemines Parish is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... Pointe Coupee Parish is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... Rapides Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Red River Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Richland Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Sabine Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Location Location of St. ... St. ... St. ... St. ... St. ... St. ... St. ... St. ... Tensas Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Terrebonne Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Union Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Vermilion Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Vernon Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Washington Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Webster Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... West Baton Rouge Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... West Carroll Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... West Feliciana Parish is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... Winn Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
About Tangipahoa Parish and General Web Pages (3676 words)
From the Manchac Swamp in the south, through the tall pines and flat lands in the middle, to the rolling hills in the north, Tangipahoa Parish proves to be a sportsman's paradise.
Tangipahoa Parish is located 40 miles from the state capital of Baton Rouge and 55 miles from New Orleans, making it an economically feasible home base for many small manufacturing plants, industries and warehouses.
Tangipahoa's Bolivar is at the crossing of La. Highways 440 and 1061, in the corner of T2S-R8E.
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