Lafourche Parish

Lafourche Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 5548
Thibodaux, LA 70302
Phone: (985) 446-8427
Fax: (985) 446-8459
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In southeastern LA, southwest of New Orleans; organized 1807 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For Bayou Lafourche, which runs the length of the county; from French 'the fork.'

Area (sq mi):: 1472.19 (land 1084.68; water 387.51) Population per square mile: 85.00
Population 2005: 92,179 State rank: 14 Population change: 2000-20005 2.50%; 1990-2000 4.80% Population 2000: 89,974 (White 82.20%; Black or African American 12.60%; Hispanic or Latino 1.40%; Asian 0.70%; Other 3.90%). Foreign born: 1.50%. Median age: 34.10
Income 2000: per capita $15,809; median household $34,910; Population below poverty level: 16.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,539-$26,847
Unemployment (2004): 5.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.20% Median travel time to work: 26.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 35.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Thibodaux County seat (14,501)

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    Notes: a certain tract of land, excluding the beds and bottoms of all navigable waters, belonging to and not presently under mineral lease from lafourche parish government on december 19, 2017, being more fully described as follows: all of the dedicated roads, streets, alleys, and other lands situated in sections 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 67, and 68, township 19 south, range 21 east, lafourche parish, louisiana, being located with the following described boundaries: beginning at a point having coordinates of x=2,331,723.
    Krewe Energy, LLC, has completed the acquisition of the Timbalier Bay Field located in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana.
    AP) -- When Devon Benoit realized high school wasn't for him, he chose an alternative path by enrolling in the WorkReady U program in Lafourche Parish.
    Evacuations were also ordered in Lafourche Parish in the south, and residents in much of Plaquemines Parish, southeast of New Orleans, were told to be out of their homes before nightfall.
    It commenced production on a well in Lafourche Parish, La, which tested 3.
    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) has awarded a $600,000 Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CLAP) grant to Lafourche Parish, LA which will provide the remaining funding for a project begun previously to shape sediment in a 4,000-foot maritime ridge and associated fringe marsh near Port Fouchon, LA.
    The company has set up joint ventures in Garden Island Bay, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana and Leeville Field, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana.
    Brennan Matherne, vocero del condado de Lafourche Parish, Luisiana, al cual pertenece Matthews, sostiene que los pobladores de la zona costera del Golfo de Mexico en territorio estadunidense son los mas afectados por el derrame de crudo.
    One team, led by Diamond, connected with shelters in rural LaFourche Parish and delivered humanitarian supplies including first aid equipment, diapers, and drinking water.
    At the district level, in Lafourche Parish Public Schools in Thibodaux, Louisiana, for example, the induction program seeks to immerse novices in a lifelong learning culture.
    During October, Louisiana reported an influenza outbreak in schools in Lafourche Parish.
    In addition, population growth and commercial development in Lafourche Parish and expansion of the nearby Port Fourchon would soon prohibit Lafourche Parish from selling water to its neighbors.