Jefferson Davis Parish

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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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    Located in East Lake Arthur Field, Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana, the second well will be drilled to develop the Bol Mex sands identified as pay in the Hughes No.1 well.

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