Washington Parish

Economy

Washington Parish is located approximately 65 miles north of New Orleans. Market access to Washington Parish is available through two local airports – located in Bogalusa and Franklinton and the nearby Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, and six major freight lines. Washington Parish is also home to two prime industrial sites with infrastructure located on major highways. Today, Washington Parish’s economy is dominated by the manufacturing, food processing, retail trade, and services sectors. In addition, several business incentives and tax regulation initiatives have been created to further spur development.

Lifestyle

In the midst of economic growth, Washington Parish has managed to retain its traditional community spirit and easygoing lifestyle. Residents continue to look forward to and participate in Festival in the Park, the Washington Parish Fair, Christmas in the Park, and other events that strengthen the fabric of the community.

Largest Corporations

Allied Materials & Equipment Company
Army Reserve Training Center
International Paper
Riverside Medical Center
Sitel
Walmart Stores
Winn-Dixie Louisiana

Statistics

Population (2015) – 46,371

Households (2014)

Housing Units – 21,288
Households – 21,288
Persons Per Household – 2.56
Median Age – 39
Median Gross Rent – $567
Estimated Median House or Condo Value  – $79,200

Income (2014)

Median Household Income – $31,750
Average Household Income (2015) – $46,813
Per Capita Income – $17,459

Employment (November 2015)

Business Establishments – 634
Civilian Labor Force – 16,804
Number Employed – 15,609
Number Unemployed – 1,195
Unemployment Rate – 7.1%

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Parish Contact Information

Washington Parish Government
909 Pearl St.
Franklinton, LA 70438
T: 985.839.7825

Washington Economic Development Foundation
Ryan Seal
526 Georgia Ave.
P.O. Box 668
Bogalusa, LA 70429
T: 985.735.7565

Franklinton Chamber of Commerce
211 11th Avenue
Franklinton, LA 70438
T: 985.839.5822

Bogalusa Chamber of Commerce
608 Willis Ave.
Bogalusa, LA 70427
T: 985-735-5731