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Rapides Parish, LA
The parish was named for former rapids on the Red River

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Rapides Parish is one of 64 parishes in Louisiana.

The parish is in the Alexandria metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 128,013. This was an increase of  1.33% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$29,856
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Rapides Parish demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Rapides Parish was $26,827. This was an increase of 30.1% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 87% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Alexandria

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Ancestry & family history

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

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Rapides Parish include Alexander Memorial Gardens, Alexandria National Cemetery, Anandale Cemetery, Ball Cemetery, Ballard Cemetery, Belgard Cemetery, Bethel Cemetery, Bnai Israel Cemetery, Boyce Cemetery, Bradford Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Rapides Parish include Alexandria, Ball, Boyce, Calcasieu, Cheneyville, Deville, Forest Hill, Glenmora, Lecompte, McNary ... View communities

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Colleges in Rapides Parish include Louisiana College, Louisiana Technical College - Alexandria Campus ... View colleges

School districts in Rapides Parish include Rapides Parish Schools Board ... View school districts

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Libraries in Rapides Parish include Boyce Branch, Carl N Gunter Sr. Branch, Fuhrer Branch, Georgie S. Johnson Branch, Glenmora Branch, Hineston Branch, J.L. Robertson Branch, Martin Branch, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Branch, Rapides Parish Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Rapides Parish include Alexandria Town Talk ... View newspapers

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Politics

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

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Travel

Airports in Rapides Parish include Alexandria International

Hotels in Rapides Parish include Best Western of Alexandria Inn & Suite, Clarion Hotel Alexandria, Comfort Inn Alexandria, Days Inn, Days Inn Alexandria, Guesthouse Alexandria, Holiday Inn Convention Center Alexandria, Home Sweet Home B & B, La Quinta Inn and Suites, Motel 6 ... More hotels

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