Vermilion Parish

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Vermilion Parish, Louisiana

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

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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