Bogalusa Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

Washington Parish, Louisiana

                                Statistics                          

Population

Labor & Income

Bogalusa      Washington Parish   

Washington Parish

1980 

  16,976  

  44,640         

Labor Force                                                                 115,840

1990

  14,280

  43,185         

Average Earning Per Job                                          $ 19,935

2000

  13,365

  43,926         

Median Household Income                                      $ 21,477

Sales Taxes

Education

  Breakdown

            

Bogalusa City Schools

State

4 %

6 Elementary Schools (K-6)

      Washington Parish

1.83%                

1 Junior High School (7-8)

City of Bogalusa

3.333%                

1 High School (9-12)

 

                  

Climate

BHS Average Annual Graduation                                   170

Maximum Temperature

77.8 degrees F            

BHS Average ACT Average (2000-2001)                    117.5

Minimum Temperature

55.0 degrees F            

Private Schools

Average Temperature

64.4 degrees F            

   4 within 20 miles

Major Employers

Higher Education

Gaylord Container Corporation

923               

 La. Technical College Sullivan Campus

(now Temple-Inland)    

 14 Colleges/Universities within commuting distances

   Mill Division

680

   Box Division

212

Community Facilities

   Chemical Plant

  31

Bogalusa School System

500               

                                    6 Motels

LSU - Washington/St. Tammany

450               

                                    3 Bed & Breakfasts

Regional Medical Center

              

                                    2 Hospitals

ClientLogic

300               

                                    6 Banks

City of Bogalusa

179               

                                    2 Radio Stations

Wal-Mart

160               

                                      1 Daily Newspaper

The Daily News

665               

                                    70 Churches

     

                                1 Local Access TV Station d

     
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Recreational Facilities and Activities

Tennis Courts, Golf Course

Country Club, Auditorium, Museums

Library, Parks, Ball Fields, Organized Sports

Dance Studios, Martial Arts,

Bowling Alley, Tubing & Canoeing Center, 

Fishing, Hunting, YMCAs, YWCA