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Ouachita Parish, LA
The parish was named for an Indian tribe

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Ouachita Parish is one of 64 parishes in Louisiana.

The parish is in the Monroe metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 148,355. This was an increase of  .75% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$32,047
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ouachita Parish demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Ouachita Parish was $25,354. This was an increase of 30.3% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 82% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Monroe

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Ancestry & family history

6% of Ouachita Parish residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ouachita Parish ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Ouachita Parish include Ballard Cemetery, Bartholomew Cemetery, Beny Cemetery, Bryan Cemetery, Bufferin Cemetery, Burton Cemetery, Butler Cemetery, Calhoun Cemetery, Claiborne Cemetery, Cosper Cemetery ... View cemeteries

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Communities in Ouachita Parish include Calhoun, Claiborne, Monroe, Richwood, Sterlington, West Monroe ... View communities

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Colleges in Ouachita Parish include Louisiana Technical College - Delta - Ouachita Campus, University of Louisiana at Monroe ... View colleges

School districts in Ouachita Parish include City of Monroe Schools Board, New Vision Learning Academy - Agency, Ouachita Parish Schools Board ... View school districts

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Libraries in Ouachita Parish include Anna Meyer Branch, Carver Branch, Ouachita Parish Public Library, Ouachita Valley Branch, West Monroe Branch, West Ouachita Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Ouachita Parish include Monroe News-Star ... View newspapers

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Ouachita Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ouachita Parish political report.

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Airports in Ouachita Parish include Monroe Regional

Hotels in Ouachita Parish include Atrium Suites, Best Western, Best Western West Monroe Inn, Comfort Suites Monroe, Courtyard Monroe Airport, Days Inn, Fairfield Inn, Hilton Garden Inn West Monroe, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Holidome ... More hotels

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