Grant Parish Profile Summary


Grant Parish is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 643.0 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 34.3 per square mile. Part of: Alexandria LA, Metropolitan Area


Population Characteristics

Grant Population shifted in 2010 from 22,309 to 2013's population of 22,030, representing a decline of 1.3%. On the most recent census form, 98.4% of the population reported only one race, with 15.6% of these reporting African-American. The population of this parish is 4.2% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.60 persons compared to an average family size of 3.00 persons across approximately 7,374 housing units. Labor force is approximately 9,182 persons.


Industry and Income

In 2013 Public administration was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $53,913. Per capita income grew by 3.9% between 2002 and 2012 (adjusted for inflation), estimated in 2012 $26,762. Grant Parish has approximately 175 'business' establishments.



Broadband Density and Penetration

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Innovation and knowledge are linked to widespread Internet usage for individuals and businesses. There are two measures, both from the Federal Communication Commission (FCC), to gauge Internet usage. One measure is the level of Internet penetration, or broadband density. This measure is residential broadband fixed connections per 1,000 households in 2009, a new data series the FCC first released in early 2010. The FCC reports these data in ranges, not as a specific number of connections per 1000 households in a particular county. The midpoint in the range is graphically presented here. For a custom region—an aggregation of two or more counties—the midpoint for the region is calculated as the weighted average of the midpoints of all the counties in the region. The second measure is a proxy for the rate of Internet adoption. This indicator is defined as the change in the number of broadband providers available to residents in a given county from 2000 to 2009. (The FCC did not collect data on broadband connections before 2009. The change in broadband connections would have been the preferred measure for the rate of internet adoption.)