Vermilion Parish

Vermilion Parish, Louisiana

County Courthouse 100 N State St Suite 101
Abbeville, LA 70510
Phone: (337) 898-1992
Fax: (337) 898-9803

On the central southern border of LA, south of Lafayette; organized Mar 25, 1844 from Lafayette Parish. Name Origin: For the red clay soil

Area (sq mi):: 1538.31 (land 1173.78; water 364.53) Population per square mile: 47.00
Population 2005: 55,195 State rank: 20 Population change: 2000-20005 2.60%; 1990-2000 7.50% Population 2000: 53,807 (White 81.80%; Black or African American 14.20%; Hispanic or Latino 1.40%; Asian 1.80%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 2.00%. Median age: 35.10
Income 2000: per capita $14,201; median household $29,500; Population below poverty level: 22.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,726-$20,786
Unemployment (2004): 5.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.50% Median travel time to work: 29.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 40.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Abbeville County seat (11,683)

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    NYSE: PQ) announced today that its Thunder Bayou discovery well (NRI -- 37%) in Vermilion Parish, LA is currently producing at a gross daily rate of approximately 28,000 Mcf of gas, 900 Bbls of oil and 1,200 Bbls of natural gas liquids.
    McIlhenny was inducted into the James Beard Foundation's Who's Who of Food & Beverage in 2010, was member of the Boston Club of New Orleans, the Bayou Club of Vermilion Parish and the Chevaliers de Tastevin.
    3 million investment in renovation of South Louisiana Community College's Gulf Area campus represents a "new future for higher education in Vermilion Parish," college Chancellor Natalie Harder said in dedication ceremonies.
    In Vermilion Parish, a 36-year-old man died after falling 18 feet (5.
    Two people had died: a 36-year-old man in Vermilion parish who fell 18ft from a tree while helping friends move a vehicle ahead of the storm and a a second person who died in an apartment fire attributed to the storm.
    Last May, the ACLU and the ACLU of Louisiana, representing a Vermilion Parish parent, appealed a case against the school board for instituting gender-separate classes at a middle school after a district court allowed a modified version of the program to continue in the school.
    NEWS FACT: The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recently filed a lawsuit against the Vermilion Parish School District in Louisiana, after a parent complained that her two daughters did not have access to coeducational classes.
    Another 15 to 25 people were reported stranded farther west along the shoreline of Vermilion Parish, but searches were postponed until Sunday because of high winds.
    A 35-year-old sergeant with the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office was shot and killed on January 8 at approximately 1:15 a.
    NYSE: PQ) announced today that it has initiated production from its Thunder Bayou discovery well (NRI -- 37%) in Vermilion Parish, LA.
    All of the subject acreage is in Louisiana state waters in Vermilion Parish with water depths ranging from 5-10 feet.
    NYSE: PQ) announced today a significant discovery at its internally generated Thunder Bayou Prospect located in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana.