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Lake Providence is in East Carroll Parish.

It is the parish seat.

The community was named in gratitude by boatmen who had escaped pirates and dangerous currents

The latitude of Lake Providence is 32.804N. The longitude is -91.17W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 105 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,751.


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Median household income
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$16,896
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lake Providence demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 41. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 8.5 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: Louisiana Cotton Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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2% of Lake Providence residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lake Providence ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lake Providence was $8,447, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of Lake Providence residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Lake Providence, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $146.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $531.


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Libraries in Lake Providence include East Carroll Parish Library ... View libraries

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East Carroll Parish supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lake Providence political report.

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The average commute time for Lake Providence workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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