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Rapides Parish

Population: 129,648

Median Household Income: $ 47,269

Persons in poverty: 18.3 %

High school graduate: 85.5 %

Bachelor’s degree or higher: 20.9 %

Persons without health insurance: 10.7 %

Households: 48,488

Number of Companies: 9,902

Men owned firms: 5,448

Women owned firms: 3,017

Veterans: 9,477

Rapides Parish is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Alexandria, which developed along the Red River of the South.
Rapides is the French word for "rapids". The parish was created in 1807 after the United States acquired this territory in the Louisiana Purchase.
Rapides Parish is included in the Alexandria metropolitan area, Louisiana.

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