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Grant Parish, Louisiana

US county information
NameGrant Parish
StateLouisiana
SeatColfax
Largest cityColfax
US Area
Total Area665 sq mi (1722.4 km2)
Land Area656 sq mi (1699 km2)
Water Area19 sq mi (49.2 km2)
Population18698 (2000)
Density11.2/km2 (29/sq mi)
Named forU.S. President Ulysses S. Grant
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Grant Parish ( ) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Colfax (pronounced COLL-facks). It is part of the Alexandria, Louisiana, Metropolitan Statistical Area and Red River valley. From 1940-1960, the parish had a dramatic population loss, as many African Americans left in the Great Migration, to seek better opportunities elsewhere. Such migration continued until about 1970. As of 2000, the population was 18,698. Since then, the parish has had the highest growth rate in central Louisiana, as the economy has shifted.


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