De Soto Parish
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Type of Government: Police Jury
Parish Seat: Mansfiled
FIPS Code: 22031
Courts and Judicial Districts
De Soto Parish is subject to the jurisdiction of the following courts:
District Court: 11th JDC (Naked Ownership Page)
Court of Appeal: Second Circuit, Naked Ownership Page
Supreme Court: Louisiana Supreme Court, Naked Ownership Page
Supreme Court District(s): 2
Other (includes federal, state and local courts of limited jurisdiction):
Bankruptcy: Western District (Federal), Naked Ownership Page
Worker's Compensation: 1W (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 De Soto Parish.
The Registrar of Voters for De Soto Parish can provide detailed information relating to district boundaries.
Miscellaneous Information and Resources
De Soto Parish has a population of 25,494 citizens and a landmass of approximately 893.5 square miles (571,845.90 acres). Ranked by population, De Soto Parish is the 37th most populated of 64 parishes. The parish is the 20th largest parish by landmass. There are approximately 19 attorneys in the parish, which means that there are 1,341.80 people per attorney in the parish. This ratio ranks 58th in the state.
The following municipalities are located within De Soto Parish:
- Village of Grand Cane
- Town of Keachi
- Town of Logansport
- Village of Longstreet
- City of Mansfield
- Village of South Mansfield
- Village of Stanley
- Town of Stonewall
The following links provide information related to De Soto 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.)