Jefferson Parish

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Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

200 Durbigny St
Gretna, LA 70053
Phone: (504) 364-2600
www.jeffparish.net

In southeastern LA bordered on the north by Lake Pontchartrain and on the south by the Gulf of Mexico; organized Feb 11, 1825 from Orleans Parish. Name Origin: For Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), U.S. patriot and statesman; third U.S. president

Area (sq mi):: 642.41 (land 306.52; water 335.89) Population per square mile: 1477.30
Population 2005: 452,824 State rank: 2 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.60%; 1990-2000 1.60% Population 2000: 455,466 (White 65.40%; Black or African American 22.90%; Hispanic or Latino 7.10%; Asian 3.10%; Other 4.10%). Foreign born: 7.50%. Median age: 35.90
Income 2000: per capita $19,953; median household $38,435; Population below poverty level: 13.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,742-$31,585
Unemployment (2004): 4.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.00% Median travel time to work: 25.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 35.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Kenner (70,252)
  • Gretna County seat (17,178)
  • Westwego (10,537)

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