Jefferson Davis Parish

Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 799
Jennings, LA 70546
Phone: (337) 824-8340

In southwestern LA, east of Lake Charles; organized Jun 12, 1912 from Calcasieu Parish. Name Origin: For Jefferson Davis (1808-89), president of the Confederate States of America (1862-65)

Area (sq mi):: 658.58 (land 652.31; water 6.26) Population per square mile: 47.90
Population 2005: 31,272 State rank: 34 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.50%; 1990-2000 2.30% Population 2000: 31,435 (White 80.00%; Black or African American 17.80%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 34.50
Income 2000: per capita $13,398; median household $27,736; Population below poverty level: 20.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,811-$19,715
Unemployment (2004): 5.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.60% Median travel time to work: 30.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 45.30%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Jennings County seat (10,674)

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    The proposed pipeline will stretch approximately 625 miles and connect supply sources originating at or near the Waha Hub in Pecos County, Texas and will deliver gas near Gillis, Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana.
    The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (Louisiana DEQ) reported a Lake Charles man has pleaded guilty to illegal dumping of solid waste in Jefferson Davis Parish has been fined $2,000 plus court costs.
    Matthew King, 51, also was sentenced to 24 months of supervised probation, and also must pay $1,000 to Louisiana DEQ for the cost of investigation and $500 to the Jefferson Davis Parish District Attorney's office for prosecution costs.
    With success seemingly within reach, the commission decided to sponsor a six-month demonstration in Jefferson Davis Parish, beginning on February 1, 1927 (Jefferson Davis Parish votes, 1926; Vote on parish library, 1927; Louisiana Library Commission, 1931, p.
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    The plant connects to Dynegy's 300-mile NGL gathering system that extends from Johnson Bayou in Cameron Parish to near Jennings in Jefferson Davis Parish and to 11 underground storage wells the company owns at Hackberry, La.
    A recent LSU report estimated that from 2012-2018 $47 billion of private sector investment will be made in new and existing plants and projects in Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jefferson Davis parishes. That investment is expected to create more than 37,000 jobs.

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