Evangeline Parish

Evangeline Parish is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana.
The parish was named Evangeline in honor of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's narrative poem, Evangeline. It was from this poem that founding father Paulin Fontenot was to propose the namesake of "Evangeline" for this parish, allegedly foreseeing an emerging American tourism centered upon the Acadian saga.

Population & More

Population: 33,395

Median Household Income: $ 31,965

Persons in poverty: 28.6 %

High school graduate: 75.7 %

Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.6 %

Persons without health insurance: 10.8 %

Households: 12,172

Number of Companies: 2,152

Men owned firms: 1,198

Women owned firms: 642

Veterans: 1,154

Cities & Zip Codes: Basile, 70515 - Mamou, 70554 - Ville Platte, 70586 - Washington, 70589 - Cheneyville, 71325 - Saint Landry, 71367 - Glenmora, 71433 - Oakdale, 71463 - Chataignier, 70524 - Pine Prairie - 70576 - Reddell - 70580 - Turkey Creek - 70585.