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Type of Government: Police Jury
Parish Seat: Marksville
FIPS Code: 22009
Courts and Judicial Districts
Avoyelles Parish is subject to the jurisdiction of the following courts:
District Court: 12th JDC (Naked Ownership Page)
Court of Appeal: Third Circuit, Naked Ownership Page
Supreme Court: Louisiana Supreme Court, Naked Ownership Page
Supreme Court District(s): 3
Other (includes federal, state and local courts of limited jurisdiction):
Bankruptcy: Western District (Federal), Naked Ownership Page
Worker's Compensation: 2 (State)
Justice of the Peace: See Elected Officials (Local)
Legislative Districts and/or Elected Officials
See Elected Officials for a listing of all officials elected by the voters of Avoyelles Parish.
The Registrar of Voters for Avoyelles Parish can provide detailed information relating to district boundaries.
Miscellaneous Information and Resources
Avoyelles Parish has a population of 41,481 citizens and a landmass of approximately 865.2 square miles (553,717.40 acres). Ranked by population, Avoyelles Parish is the 29th most populated of 64 parishes. The parish is the 21st largest parish by landmass. There are approximately 61 attorneys in the parish, which means that there are 680 people per attorney in the parish. This ratio ranks 21st in the state.
The following municipalities are located within Avoyelles Parish:
- City of Bunkie
- Town of Cottonport
- Town of Evergreen
- Village of Hessemer
- Town of Mansura
- City of Marksville
- Village of Moreauville
- Village of Plaucheville
- Town of Simmesport
The following links provide information related to Avoyelles Parish:
Cooperative Extension: Provides contact information for Cooperative Extension Program Agents (such as community economic development, 4-H, forestry and wildlife, family resource management, etc.)
Economic Profile (1998): Economic development information provided by the Northeastern LEAP program.
Economic Profile (2001) [pdf]: Louisiana Department of Economic Development profile hosted by Entergy.
Tax Profile: Sales and use tax rates (with some forms) for the parish and municipalities, provided by the Louisiana Association of Tax Administrators (LAOTA).
2000 Federal Census: Federal Census data including population estimates and demographics.
Environment Profile: Find information related to chemical releases, water quality, Superfund sites, etc.
Capitol Impact Profile: Provides links to local elected officials, local entities and demographic information (including links to Open Secrets, which provides information on campaign contributions and the Political Graveyard, which details the lives of elected officials that have lived in the parish.)