Plaquemines Parish

Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana

301 Main St
Belle Chasse, LA 70037
Phone: (504) 392-4969
Fax: (504) 297-5195

On southeastern border of LA, south of New Orleans; organized Mar 31, 1807 (prior to statehood) from Orleans Parish. Name Origin: A French rendering of Illinois Indian piakimin 'persimmon' for the many trees.

Area (sq mi):: 2428.54 (land 844.56; water 1583.98) Population per square mile: 34.30
Population 2005: 28,995 State rank: 36 Population change: 2000-20005 8.40%; 1990-2000 4.60% Population 2000: 26,757 (White 68.80%; Black or African American 23.40%; Hispanic or Latino 1.60%; Asian 2.60%; Other 4.20%). Foreign born: 2.80%. Median age: 33.70
Income 2000: per capita $15,937; median household $38,173; Population below poverty level: 18.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,981-$23,793
Unemployment (2004): 4.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.40% Median travel time to work: 26.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 36.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Sanders is a member of BNI, board member for PAWS and president of Plaquemines Cat Action Team to help community cat populations in Plaquemines Parish through trap-neuter-return.
La) announced today that the Department of the Treasurys Office of Gulf Coast Restoration is granting $772,400 in Deepwater Horizon oil spill funds toward the creation of a new wetland habitat in Plaquemines Parish.
It is developing both the 10 MTPA Calcasieu Pass facility on the Gulf of Mexico and the 20 MTPA Plaquemines LNG facility in Plaquemines Parish using a highly efficient, mid-scale liquefaction technology.
12 January 2017 - Covington, Louisiana-based oil and gas exploitation and development company Krewe Energy, LLC has finalised the acquisition of a private owner's interest and operatorship of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana-based oil-producing property Coquille Bay Field, the company said.
Southern Plaquemines Parish was in shambles; a state of emergency was declared, and it would be months before residents could reenter the ravaged areas to begin picking up the pieces of their lives.
As to the plight of residents of Plaquemines Parish, Lehmann said that the combination of grandfathering and FEMA's total negligence in keeping flood maps up to date has created the problem.
Thursday, it has brought under control an outflow of water, oil and natural gas resulting from a marine vessel collision with a Swift Energy operated shut-in well head in the shallow waters of its Lake Washington field in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, which had occurred at approximately 7:00 pm, Tuesday, February 26.
Plaquemines Parish, just south of the Big Easy, received the brunt of Isaac's wrath.
Officials ordered the evacuation of some 3,000 people in coastal Plaquemines Parish, the area hardest hit by the storm, with top winds still gusting at 50 miles (85 kilometers) per hour, hindering rescue efforts.
The hardest hit area was Plaquemines Parish, southeast of New Orleans, where floodwaters left many homes under about 12ft of water.
Freed slaves from nearby plantations that spread along the Mississippi River established this Plaquemines Parish community in the 1860s.
The company has set up joint ventures in Garden Island Bay, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana and Leeville Field, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana.