Founded in 1869, Tangipahoa Parish is home to approximately 127,049 Louisiana residents. Of these residents, 59% live in urban areas and 41% live in rural areas. This parish has 790 square miles of land area and 32.9 square miles of water.
Amite City is the parish seat. Home of the luxurious Springview Country Club, this area is popular among those looking to enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle. The city maintains a small town feel that appeals to residents who appreciate having community connections. The picturesque landscaping and variety of architecture styles available make this a wonderful place to call home.
Close to the state of Mississippi, adjacent counties in that state include Amite County and Pike County to the northwest. St. Tammany Parish and Washington Parish are to the east. St. John the Baptist Parish is to the south. Livingston Parish and St. Helena Parish are to the west.
With one representative from each district, a ten-member council governs Tangipahoa Parish. This area is part of the first congressional district of Louisiana. The parish has a president who helps manage the interests of the community.
The Tangipahoa Parish School System serves students in this area. This district has 19 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, 8 high schools, 1 early childhood school. It’s worth noting that many of the elementary schools enroll grades K – 8 and one of the high schools enrolls grades 7 – 12. This district also maintains the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center.
Wondering about the weather in Tangipahoa Parish? The average high temperature is 81.47 degrees in July. The average low temperature is 48.49 degrees in January. Ringing in as impressive on the clear day scale is October, with an average of 14 days of sunshine. December is the month with the most precipitation, with an average of 8.04 inches.
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