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Tangipahoa Parish

Population: 134,758

Median Household Income: $ 47,832

Persons in poverty: 21.7 %

High school graduate: 83.6 %

Bachelor’s degree or higher: 20.0 %

Persons without health insurance: 10.8 %

Households: 47,597

Number of Companies: 11,232

Men owned firms: 5,886

Women owned firms: 3,882

Veterans: 6,831

Tangipahoa Parish is a parish located in the southeast corner of the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Amite City, while the largest city is Hammond. Southeastern Louisiana University is located in Hammond. Lake Pontchartrain borders the southeast side of the parish. The name Tangipahoa comes from an Acolapissa word meaning "ear of corn" or "those who gather corn." The parish was organized in 1869 during Reconstruction.

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