Sabine Parish Profile
Fishing is just one of many activities you can enjoy in the Toledo Bend Lake area in Sabine Parish. Hiking, boating, birdwatching and golfing also attract thousands of visitors each year. A tourism and hospitality industry has evolved to support the many tourists who visit Sabine Parish.

Sabine Parish: Land of Green Gold

Sabine Parish lies in the valley of the Sabine River for which it is named. Popularly referred to as Toledo Bend Country for its 186,000-acre man-made reservoir, Sabine Parish offers many competitive advantages to businesses and residents looking to relocate here.

Connected by rail, air, three nearby ports and access to Interstate 49, Sabine appeals to commercial establishments.  The parish also affords its residents a high quality of life with good schools, low crime rates and abundant recreational opportunities. 

Sabine Parish has become known as the Land of Green Gold,  since timber and forestry represents the area’s most prominent industry of more than a century.  Sabine Parish covers 866 sq. miles with an estimated 2017 population of 24,176 residents. The civilian labor force of 8,924 earns a median household income of $39,327.  The unemployment rate in Sabine Parish is 5.6% (February 2017).

Sabine Parish Communities
Sabine Parish Demographics
Sabine Parish Workplace Statistics
Sabine Parish Transportation Infrastructure
Sabine Parish Major Employers
Tax Structure: Cost of Business
 


Sabine Parish Communities

• Many - Parish Seat • Noble 
• Zwolle • Pleasant Hill
• Converse • Ebarb
• Fisher • Negreet
• Florien  

 

Sabine Parish Population Demographics

Demographics
  2010 Census  2017 Estimate 2022 Estimate
  Population 24,233 24,176 24,414
  Households 9,622 9,648 9,769
  Median Age (2017) 40.7
  5-Year Population Growth Projection (2022) 0.98%
Race (2017 Estimate)
  White 69.45%
  African American 16.93%
  American Indian or Alaska Native 8.76%
  Asian 0.38%
  Other 4.47%
Income (2017 Estimate)
  Median Household Income $39,327
  Average Household Income $61,514
Educational Attainment (2017 Estimate)
  Some High School, No Diploma 12.84%
  High School Graduate 40.83%
  Some College or Associate Degree 27.27%
  Bachelor's Degree 9.35%
  Master's, Professional or Doctorate
4.57%
Average Weekly Wage (Q3 2016)
  Average Weekly Wage $678
Source: Nielsen Segementation & Market Solutions, Pop-Fact Demographics 2017; Louisiana Workforce Commission
 

Sabine Parish Transportation Infrastructure

Major Interstates     Interstate 49 nearby
Major Highways     US 171, LA 6
Ports
  • Red River Port - 44.9 miles
  • Port of Shreveport-Bossier - 69 miles
  • Port of Natchitoches - 34.3 miles
  • Greater Ouachita Port- 122 miles
Class 1 Railroads
  • Kansas City Railroad (KCS)

 

Airports
  • Hart Airport - 2.4 miles
  • Shreveport Regional Airport -  80.9 miles
*Based on distance from parish seat
**All North Louisiana Ports are connected to deepwater ports.

Tax Structure: Cost of Doing Business

State Corporate Income Tax

  • 4% on the first $25,000 of net income
  • 5% on the next $25,000
  • 6% on the next $50,000
  • 7% on the next $100,000
  • 8% on the excess of $200,000
  • Louisiana uses single sales factor

State Corporate Franchise Tax

  • $1.50 per $1,000 or major fraction thereof up to $300,000
  • $3.00 per $1,000 or major fraction thereof in excess of $300,000
  • The initial corporation franchise tax is $110 

Unemployment Insurance Tax

  • The 2017 wage base is $7,700
  • Standard rate range is .10% - 6.2%
  • Rate for new employers is the average rate for the particular industry
  • Maximum unemployment weekly benefit is 1/2 of the claimant's previous wage earnings for 26 weeks

2016 Parishwide Millage (Property Tax) Rate

    93.1 mills*

School District 34

9.625%

Total Sales Taxes in Unincorporated Sabine Parish; School District 2

   9.625%**

Total Sales Taxes in Converse

    10.625%

Total Sales Taxes in Many

    10.625%

Total Sales Taxes in Zwolle

    11.625%

Total Sales Taxes in Florien

   10.625%

Total Sales Taxes in Pleasant Hill

   10.625%
* To calculate property tax, multiply the assessed value of the property by the appropriate millage rate. The assessed value is the fair market value of the property times 10% for real property or 15% for personal property.

** Sales taxes include a 5% state tax along with a local portion
 

Many, LA



In the heart of Toledo Bend Lake Country is the Town of Many, Louisiana. Many (pronouced Man-nee) offers a rich tradition, diverse culture, and a booming economy. 
 
Founded in 1843, the town was named for Colonel John B. Many. Many offers the modern conveniences of a large city while retaining the charm and friendliness of a small southern town. 
 
As the shopping hub of Sabine Parish, Many supports businesses, shops, and restaurants. 
 
The nearby Hart Memorial Airport has been renovated to include a new, up-to-date terminal, new security features, and a newly overlaid, extended runway. Read More