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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    Vermilion Parish, a coastal community, called for residents of some low-lying areas to evacuate.
    And west of New Orleans, officials in Vermilion Parish advised some residents in low-lying areas and people living in mobile homes to consider moving to higher ground.
    Deyshia Hargrave, an English teacher in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, wanted school board members to explain why they were giving the superintendent a big raise even though teachers hadn't gotten a raise in years.
    Hargrave also questioned Puyau directly on why he was willing to essentially take a pay hike that would affect the salaries of Vermilion Parish teachers, to which a school board member claimed her comments weren't "germane to what's on the agenda." Hargrave continued to press the board members further, but she was eventually escorted out of the meeting by an officer on site. 
    In an effort to diversify onshore, Krewe Energy recently acquired interests in the Leleux and Wright fields located in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana.
    Target: Interests in the Leleux and Wright fields located in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana
    This is a contour map software for an 8500ft deep gas & oil reservoir in the Erath field, Vermilion Parish, Erath, Louisiana.
    (AP) -- The $5.3 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.
    In Vermilion Parish, a 36-year-old man died after falling 18 feet (5.5 meters) from a tree while helping friends move a vehicle before the storm.
    (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.
    Vermilion Parish (La.) Public School District wants to add to that number--but it won't happen without a fight from the American Civil Liberties Union.