Lafourche Parish

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Lafourche Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 5548
Thibodaux, LA 70302
Phone: (985) 446-8427
Fax: (985) 446-8459
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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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    It commenced production on a well in Lafourche Parish, La, which tested 3.3m cubic feet of gas and 500 barrels of condensate per day and plans to drill three new wells along the Gulf Coast.
    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) has awarded a $600,000 Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CLAP) grant to Lafourche Parish, LA which will provide the remaining funding for a project begun previously to shape sediment in a 4,000-foot maritime ridge and associated fringe marsh near Port Fouchon, LA.
    In one year, Lafourche Parish, La., doubled drunken-driving arrests and cut deaths from drunken-driving crashes by nearly 60 percent.