Place:Grant, Louisiana, United States

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Grant Parish is a parish located in the north central portion of the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Colfax (pronounced CAHL-facks). It is part of the Alexandria Metropolitan Statistical Area and Red River Valley. From 1940-1960, the parish had a dramatic population loss, as many African Americans left in the Great Migration to seek better opportunities elsewhere. Such migration continued until about 1970. The parish was also one of the eleven Reconstruction parishes created, created from Winn and Rapides parishes.

The 2000 population was 18,698. Since then, the parish has had the highest growth rate in central Louisiana, as the economy has shifted. As of the 2010 census, the population was 20,309, an increase of 8.6 percent from the 2000 Census.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1869 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1880 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1870 4,517
1880 6,188
1890 8,270
1900 12,902
1910 15,958
1920 14,403
1930 15,709
1940 15,933
1950 14,263
1960 13,330
1970 13,671
1980 16,703
1990 17,526

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