Vermilion Parish

Vermilion Parish, Louisiana

County Courthouse 100 N State St Suite 101
Abbeville, LA 70510
Phone: (337) 898-1992
Fax: (337) 898-9803

On the central southern border of LA, south of Lafayette; organized Mar 25, 1844 from Lafayette Parish. Name Origin: For the red clay soil

Area (sq mi):: 1538.31 (land 1173.78; water 364.53) Population per square mile: 47.00
Population 2005: 55,195 State rank: 20 Population change: 2000-20005 2.60%; 1990-2000 7.50% Population 2000: 53,807 (White 81.80%; Black or African American 14.20%; Hispanic or Latino 1.40%; Asian 1.80%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 2.00%. Median age: 35.10
Income 2000: per capita $14,201; median household $29,500; Population below poverty level: 22.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,726-$20,786
Unemployment (2004): 5.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.50% Median travel time to work: 29.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 40.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Abbeville County seat (11,683)

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    In an effort to diversify onshore, Krewe Energy recently acquired interests in the Leleux and Wright fields located in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana.
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    3 million investment in renovation of South Louisiana Community College's Gulf Area campus represents a "new future for higher education in Vermilion Parish," college Chancellor Natalie Harder said in dedication ceremonies.
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    NYSE: PQ), an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development, acquisition and production of oil and natural gas reserves in the Arkoma Basin, Wyoming, Texas, South Louisiana and the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico, has announced a discovery at its La Cantera Prospect, located in Vermilion Parish, Los Angeles.
    Last May, the ACLU and the ACLU of Louisiana, representing a Vermilion Parish parent, appealed a case against the school board for instituting gender-separate classes at a middle school after a district court allowed a modified version of the program to continue in the school.
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