East Carroll Parish
East Carroll Parish is located in the northeastern corner of Louisiana; parish seat is Lake Providence.
|Land area||421.5 square miles (269,744 acres)|
|Water area||21.0 square miles (13,449 acres)|
|Location||Latitude 32.73 degrees North, Longitude 91.24 degrees West|
|Estimated population (2011)||7,630|
|Major highways||US highway 65(north/south)|
|In 2011 health care was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $25,896.|
Open the northern door to Louisiana, and drive the Bienville Trace, Poverty Point Parkway, and Grant's Marsh Scenic Byways along the natural landscape of East Carroll and West Carroll Parishes. Come and experience rich plantation farm systems, Louisiana cotton and Mississippi River delta culture as you drive to prehistoric Poverty Point and historic Grant's March of the Vicksburg Campaign. A seven-mile drive along cypress-studded oxbow lake, Lake Providence opens doors to National Register Historic district and Victorian Byerley House Visitors Center and Park with scenic natural lakes and rivers. Hunt "delta deer" in Wildlife Management Area, go birding from eagles to egrets, and enjoy water sports on Lake Providence. Open the doors to a Mennonite Bakery, antique shops, and gift shops before you visit the haunted doors in Transylvania. Christmas doors and more than 200 trees illuminate "Lights Along the Lake" in December. For more information on East Carroll Parish, contact Doorway to Louisiana, 600 Lake Street, Lake Providence, LA 71254, and (318) 559-5125.
Port of Lake Providence - Located on the Mississippi River at mile 484 A.H.P. in the northeast corner of Louisiana in East Carroll Parish. The Port is a shallow draft port with a Corps of Engineers maintained channel depth of 9 feet situation on 284 acres with 25 acres of flood free hydraulic fill and four berths.
For More information: Contact Lake Providence Port
Commission; Rt. 1, Box 3912; Lake Providence, LA 71254
Telephone: (318) 559- 2365
|People and Income Overview
(by place of residence)
|Growth (since 2010)||-1.7%|
|Labor Force (persons in 2011)||2,309|
|Unemployment Rate (2011)||14.9%|
|Per Capita Personal Income (2011)||$20,767|
|Median Household Income (2011)||$25,267|
|Poverty Rate (2011)||40.8%|
|High School Diploma or more - Adults 25+ (2011)||67.5%|
|Bachelor's Degree or more - Adults 25+ (2011)||9.7%|
|Industry Overview (2011)
(by place of work)
|Average wage per job||$35,256|
|Manufacturing - all jobs in Parish||4.2%|
|Average wage per job||$26,104|
|Transportation and Warehousing - all jobs in Parish||3.1%|
|Average wage per job||$30,888|
|Healthcare, Social Assistance - all jobs in Parish||20.9%|
|Average wage per job||$25,896|
|Finance and Insurance - all jobs in Parish||3.5%|
|Average wage per job||$42,016|
Town of Lake Providence - Robert "Bobby" Amaker, Jr.
East Carroll Parish Police Jury
400 First Street
Lake Providence, LA 71254
President - Joseph Jackson
Vice President - Kendall Thompson
Secretary/Treasurer - Elisha Lucas
Police Jury Members
District 1: Ralph Coleman
District 2: Kofe Darden-Hawkins
District 3: Joseph Jackson
District 4: Kendall Thompson
District 5: Lee Denny
More information about the Louisiana Police Jury
Contact this Parish
Doorway to Louisiana
600 Lake Street
Lake Providence, LA 71254
For more information, contact the following partners listed in the partners section
- Lake Providence Port Commission
- Lake Providence Chamber of Commerce
- Leadership Conference of Women Religions
- Northeast Delta Community Development Corporation
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