Jefferson Parish

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

200 Durbigny St
Gretna, LA 70053
Phone: (504) 364-2600

In southeastern LA bordered on the north by Lake Pontchartrain and on the south by the Gulf of Mexico; organized Feb 11, 1825 from Orleans Parish. Name Origin: For Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), U.S. patriot and statesman; third U.S. president

Area (sq mi):: 642.41 (land 306.52; water 335.89) Population per square mile: 1477.30
Population 2005: 452,824 State rank: 2 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.60%; 1990-2000 1.60% Population 2000: 455,466 (White 65.40%; Black or African American 22.90%; Hispanic or Latino 7.10%; Asian 3.10%; Other 4.10%). Foreign born: 7.50%. Median age: 35.90
Income 2000: per capita $19,953; median household $38,435; Population below poverty level: 13.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,742-$31,585
Unemployment (2004): 4.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.00% Median travel time to work: 25.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 35.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Kenner (70,252)
  • Gretna County seat (17,178)
  • Westwego (10,537)

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    Laurel is the exclusive municipal transit advertising partner of the city of New Orleans, Jefferson Parish and St.
    The Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission is hosting a discussion on the federal incentive program May 8 from 8 a.m.
    Jefferson Financial Federal Credit Union was created to serve the Jefferson Parish Public School System.
    A 24-year-old woman was arrested after she reportedly threw her 3-week-old baby at his father's feet during a fight. The woman, who was identified as Heidy Rios, hails from Terrytown in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, and has been accused of throwing her son and fracturing his skull, according to a report in an American newspaper published in New Orleans, ( The Times-Picayune/
    The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said all of the students were able to get out of the bus.
    New Orleans, LA, September 03, 2014 --( Audubon Nature Institute is thanking their friends in neighboring Jefferson Parish with an incredible deal Saturday, September 6, 2014.
    (AP) -- Delgado Community College plans to build a $15 million campus in a Jefferson Parish technology park to serve an estimated 3,000 students.
    In total, Touchy practiced 35 years in Jefferson Parish and Orleans Parish.
    Located at 5600 Jefferson Highway in Jefferson Parish, the center is comprised of Elmwood Plaza, a 42,000 s/f retail building, and four warehouse buildings totaling approximately 370,000 s/f.
    In the late 1960s, schools in Jefferson Parish, La., had classes in grades 7 through 9 that were separated by sex.
    POLITICIANS IN JEFFERSON PARISH, a suburb of New Orleans, have banned the "taco trucks" that sell home-cooked food as health hazards, although state records don't show any violations.

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