Orleans Parish

Orleans Parish, Louisiana

1300 Perdido St Rm 9-E-06
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 658-4000
Fax: (504) 658-8647
www.neworleans.com

In southeastern LA, southeast of Baton Rouge; organized 1807 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For the city of France, former home of many early settlers

Area (sq mi):: 350.21 (land 180.56; water 169.66) Population per square mile: 2519.20
Population 2005: 454,863 State rank: 1 Population change: 2000-20005 -6.20%; 1990-2000 -2.50% Population 2000: 484,674 (White 26.60%; Black or African American 67.30%; Hispanic or Latino 3.10%; Asian 2.30%; Other 2.40%). Foreign born: 4.20%. Median age: 33.10
Income 2000: per capita $17,258; median household $27,133; Population below poverty level: 27.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,523-$30,152
Unemployment (2004): 5.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.70% Median travel time to work: 25.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 21.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • New Orleans County seat (462,269)

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    Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman appears to have shelved his threat to close down the city's ankle-monitoring program for one more month.
    Henderson Lewis, superintendent, Orleans Parish School Board
    Beyonce's sister, 28, rushed to Mussa's bedside and attended Christophe's first appearance at Orleans Parish Criminal Court on Thursday.
    The Orleans Parish Prison evacuated thousands of pretrial prisoners to jails across the state.
    Orleans Parish in Louisiana, San Francisco County, Denver County, Montgomery County in northern Tennessee and Hudson County are also ahead of Manhattan, which comes in eighth with a 42.
    The 87 schools within the city are now governed by one of three entities: the state-run Recovery School District, the Orleans Parish School Board or nonprofit charter operators.
    Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro released a statement blasting the judicial system for Valerio even being on the street in the first place: "The real tragedy is that he should have never been out on the streets to be shot.
    One response was building the first public charter school to open its doors in Orleans Parish, Post-Katrina.
    In December, the Orleans Parish School Board voted to reject any science textbook that "presents creationism or intelligent design as science or scientific theories.
    Storm surges breached substandard flood walls along outfall canals, and as a result, 80% of Orleans Parish and large tracts of land in neighboring parishes flooded (Kates et al.
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