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
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 %
Number of Companies: 2,152
Men owned firms: 1,198
Women owned firms: 642
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.