Lafourche Parish

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Lafourche Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 5548
Thibodaux, LA 70302
Phone: (985) 446-8427
Fax: (985) 446-8459

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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    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 well, located west of Cutoff Field in Lafourche Parish, La.
    The company has plans to begin drilling a second well, located in Lake Boeuf Field in Lafourche Parish, La.
    a promising prospective well in Lafourche Parish, La.
    Simmons' most recent significant discovery is a western extension of the prolific Cut Off Field in Lafourche Parish, La.
    Earlier this year, Intrepid commenced production on a well in Lafourche Parish, La.
    has filed with the FERC to construct a multi-phased underground natural gas storage facility known as 'Chacahoula' 10 miles southwest of Thibodeaux in LaFourche Parish, La.
    1 Well: In late July, 2000, Fortune completed an acquisition of a net 35% non-operated working interest in a well in the Cut Off Field, Lafourche Parish, La.
    Acquisition of the 1,350 acre, 5 well Kings Ridge project in LaFourche Parish, La.
    It has also proposed to partners and anticipates drilling the 1st test well as a result of the recently received 3-D seismic survey in Valentine Field, Lafourche Parish, La.