Orleans Parish

Orleans Parish, Louisiana

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

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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    In May, the Recovery School District and Orleans Parish School Board signed a first-time cooperative agreement, which created a citywide "exceptional needs fund" to help schools provide programs for students at increased risk of dropping out due to disabilities, chronic absences or criminal histories.
    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....
    A portion of all proceeds from NOLA Zombi events and merchandise benefits both the Jefferson Parish SPCA and the Louisiana SPCA of Orleans Parish, organizations which provide lifesaving shelter, care, and treatment for domestic pets in the Greater New Orleans Area.
    The results are presented in Table 2 for Orleans Parish, the other parishes in the Greater New Orleans area, and the control (or comparison group).
    In addition, a tornado warning was issued for some areas in southeastern Louisiana, including Orleans Parish, St.
    The 2008 Orleans Parish results show that 38.5% of the children were tested, and 6.4% of these presented with lead concentrations [greater than or equal to] 10 [micro]g/dL (Louisiana Childhood Blood Lead Surveillance System 2009).
    For many years, the Orleans Parish Prison (OPP) was one of the largest jail systems in the U.S.
    Bernard Parish (the nation's fastest-growing county between 2007 and 2008) and neighboring Orleans Parish (the third fastest-growing county).
    One small part of that report is the mention of Orleans Parish Prison during Katrina that cites your wonderful article "Imprisoned in New Orleans" (Spring 2006) for the racial data that we needed to make the connection between race and abandonment.
    A new state program in Louisiana allows low-income parents in Orleans Parish to send their children to pre-kindergarten programs at religious institutions at state expense.
    The panelists included George Cazenavette, Special Agent in Charge, New Orleans Field Office, Drug Enforcement Administration; Major Pete Schneider, Counterdrug Coordinator, Louisiana National Guard; David Knight, Director, Gulf Coast HIDTA; Tony Soto, Deputy Director, Gulf Coast HIDTA; Harry Connick, district attorney, Orleans Parish, New Orleans, LA; Yvonne R.
    The Orleans Parish jail in Louisiana had been charging $3 to $5 for over-the-counter medication but this practice was likewise enjoined.