Plaquemines Parish

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Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana

301 Main St
Belle Chasse, LA 70037
Phone: (504) 392-4969
Fax: (504) 297-5195

On southeastern border of LA, south of New Orleans; organized Mar 31, 1807 (prior to statehood) from Orleans Parish. Name Origin: A French rendering of Illinois Indian piakimin 'persimmon' for the many trees.

Area (sq mi):: 2428.54 (land 844.56; water 1583.98) Population per square mile: 34.30
Population 2005: 28,995 State rank: 36 Population change: 2000-20005 8.40%; 1990-2000 4.60% Population 2000: 26,757 (White 68.80%; Black or African American 23.40%; Hispanic or Latino 1.60%; Asian 2.60%; Other 4.20%). Foreign born: 2.80%. Median age: 33.70
Income 2000: per capita $15,937; median household $38,173; Population below poverty level: 18.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,981-$23,793
Unemployment (2004): 4.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.40% Median travel time to work: 26.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 36.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The funds will be used mainly for the further development of the company's 20 million tonnes per annum Plaquemines LNG export project in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. In addition to the USD855m of capital previously raised at Venture Global LNG and the USD1.3bn project-level equity commitment from Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners for the company's Calcasieu Pass LNG project, the company has now raised total committed capital of over USD2.8 billion to support the development of its LNG export facilities.
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