Lafourche Parish

Lafourche Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 5548
Thibodaux, LA 70302
Phone: (985) 446-8427
Fax: (985) 446-8459

In southeastern LA, southwest of New Orleans; organized 1807 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For Bayou Lafourche, which runs the length of the county; from French 'the fork.'

Area (sq mi):: 1472.19 (land 1084.68; water 387.51) Population per square mile: 85.00
Population 2005: 92,179 State rank: 14 Population change: 2000-20005 2.50%; 1990-2000 4.80% Population 2000: 89,974 (White 82.20%; Black or African American 12.60%; Hispanic or Latino 1.40%; Asian 0.70%; Other 3.90%). Foreign born: 1.50%. Median age: 34.10
Income 2000: per capita $15,809; median household $34,910; Population below poverty level: 16.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,539-$26,847
Unemployment (2004): 5.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.20% Median travel time to work: 26.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 35.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Thibodaux County seat (14,501)

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    During October, Louisiana reported an influenza outbreak in schools in Lafourche Parish. The outbreak peaked during the week ending October 26 and affected primarily persons aged 5-24 years.
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    Additonally, 12,000 barrels were purchased by Louisiana and donated to Terrebonne and Lafourche parish fishermen as cultch material.
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    Working with bipartisan support, we are building a strongerfiscal foundation for our future, and I fully expect Louisiana's success to continue."<br />DXC Technology's Digital Transformation Center in New Orleans, which will generate 2,000 new direct jobs, placed seventh among the publication's top job-creating projects.<br />Six other projects were in the Top 20 for leading capital investment projects, including Lake Charles LNG's $10.9 billion project and Lotte Chemical's $1.1 billion MEG plant and headquarters project; Wanhua Chemical's $1.12 billion polyurethanes project on the Mississippi River; and Energy World Corp.'s $800 million LNG production and export facility in Lafourche Parish.<br />To sign up for free CityBusiness Daily Updates, click here.