Demographics

Area Details

West Feliciana Parish is located 30 minutes north of Baton Rouge in the rolling Tunica Hills. It's most famous for the Town of St. Francisville, where John James Audubon created more than 80 paintings in his Birds of America collection. St. Francisville also has a number of antebellum plantation homes open to the public and a quaint historic downtown area.

History

In 2011, the John James Audubon bridge was completed and connects West Feliciana to Pointe Coupee Parish. Access to U.S. Highway 61 is available within the parish. Additionally, West Feliciana is home to the 998 MW River Bend nuclear power plant operated by Entergy.

Activities

There are plenty of places for outdoor activities including the Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge, Tunica State Park, Audubon Historic Site, and the Port Hudson Civil War Battlefield. Biking, hiking, birding, and golf are popular recreational pastimes in the area. West Feliciana Public Schools rank among the top five school districts in the state.

Parish Statistics

Feature Statistic
Land Area in Square Miles 403.21
Population
15,485
Population Forecast (2021) 15,276
Population Percent Growth -1.35%

Top Employers

Employer Statistic
Louisiana State Penitentiary
1,500
Entergy Operations, Inc.
700
West Feliciana Parish School District 410
KPAQ Industries LLC
200