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Allen Parish

Population: 25,627

Median Household Income: $ 46,446

Persons in poverty: 21.6 %

High school graduate: 79.7 %

Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.3 %

Persons without health insurance: 10.1 %

Households: 7,925

Number of Companies: 1,170

Men owned firms: 654

Women owned firms: 409

Veterans: 1,272

Allen Parish is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Oberlin and the largest city is Oakdale. Allen Parish is in southwestern Louisiana, southwest of Alexandria. Allen Parish is named for former Confederate States Army general and Governor of Louisiana Henry Watkins Allen. It was separated in 1912 from the larger Calcasieu Parish to the southwest.

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