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Population (year 2000): 10,986. Estimated population in July 2005: 10,652 (-3.0% change)
Males: 5,111 (46.5%), Females: 5,875 (53.5%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 34.9 years
Median household income: $24,410 (year 2000)
Median house value: $58,900 (year 2000)

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Races in Jennings:

  • White Non-Hispanic (69.9%)
  • Black (28.0%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: French Canadian (15.9%), French (15.3%), United States (11.6%), German (7.0%), English (3.8%), Irish (3.2%).

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Elevation: 22 feet

Land area: 10.2 square miles

Jennings,

For population 25 years and over in Jennings

  • High school or higher: 67.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 10.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jennings city

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 49.7%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

0.7% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -630 (-5.4%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charles, LA Lake (37.9 miles pop. 71,757).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rouge, LA Baton (105.5 miles pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (190.0 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: LA (5.6 miles Mermentau, Arthur, LA (9.7 miles Lake LA (11.3 miles Welsh, LA (12.9 miles Morse, LA (13.4 miles Iota, LA (13.6 miles Estherwood, LA (17.0 miles Gueydan, LA (18.1 miles Elton,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 14 buildings, average cost: $97,100
  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $84,300
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $92,200
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $121,400
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $73,800
  • 2001: 12 buildings, average cost: $97,700
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $92,700
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $133,500
  • 2004: 19 buildings, average cost: $109,700
  • 2005: 9 buildings, average cost: $63,800

Latitude: 30.22 N, Longitude: 92.66 W

Area code: 337


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.0%), Retail trade (13.5%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (11.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +778 (+7.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,159 (57.7%)


 

Crime in Jennings by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 4 2 0 0 2
    per 100,000 0.0 36.4 18.2 0.0 0.0 18.2
Rapes 3 7 7 1 3 7
    per 100,000 27.3 63.7 63.7 9.1 27.3 63.7
Robberies 11 7 12 17 12 12
    per 100,000 100.1 63.7 109.2 154.7 109.2 109.2
Assaults 119 74 90 92 62 56
    per 100,000 1083.2 673.6 819.2 837.4 564.4 509.7
Burglaries 86 87 125 199 131 116
    per 100,000 782.8 791.9 1137.8 1811.4 1192.4 1055.9
Thefts 477 453 427 419 316 320
    per 100,000 4341.9 4123.4 3886.8 3813.9 2876.4 2912.8
Auto thefts 22 25 19 15 15 31
    per 100,000 200.3 227.6 172.9 136.5 136.5 282.2
502.1 454.3 489.3 507.8 366.0 391.4


Average climate in Jennings, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Jennings,

Jennings-area historical tornado activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 89% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/29/1974, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.6 miles away from the Jennings city center killed 2 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1952, a category 3 tornado 15.1 miles away from the city center injured 10 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Jennings:
  • JENNINGS AMERICAN LEGION HOSPITAL (1634 ELTON ROAD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Jennings:
  • AMERICAN LEGION HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; CROWLEY, LA)
  • ALLEN PARISH HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; KINDER, LA)
  • ACADIA REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; CROWLEY, LA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Jennings:
  • CHENNAULT INTL (about 33 miles; LAKE CHARLES, LA; ID: CWF)
  • LAKE CHARLES REGIONAL (about 40 miles; LAKE CHARLES, LA; ID: LCH)
  • LAFAYETTE REGIONAL (about 47 miles; LAFAYETTE, LA; ID: LFT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Jennings:
  • JENNINGS (about 2 miles; JENNINGS, LA; ID: 3R7)
  • WELSH (about 12 miles; WELSH, LA; ID: 6R1)
  • LE GROS MEMORIAL (about 13 miles; CROWLEY, LA; ID: 3R2)


Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Local Libraries 3 $4,428 $17,712 3 $1,993
Judicial and Legal 6 $6,447 $12,894 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 30 $71,096 $28,438 0 $0
Police - Other 5 $10,981 $26,354 3 $1,661
Water Supply 13 $20,081 $18,536 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 5 $7,756 $18,614 21 $352
Firefighters 11 $21,467 $23,418 0 $0
Sewerage 6 $9,038 $18,076 0 $0
Streets and Highways 12 $17,621 $17,621 0 $0
Other Government Administration 1 $3,064 $36,768 5 $2,502
Financial Administration 7 $12,069 $20,689 0 $0
Correction 6 $12,359 $24,718 0 $0
Fire - Other 0 $0   25 $2,336
Other and Unallocable 16 $22,747 $17,060 16 $5,482
Totals for Government 121 $219,153 $21,734 73 $14,325


College/University in Jennings:
  • LOUISIANA TECHNICAL COLLEGE-MORGAN SMITH CAMPUS (Full-time enrollment: 73; Location: 1230 North Main Street; Public)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jennings:
  • UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE (about 43 miles; LAFAYETTE, LA; Full-time enrollment: 13,673)
  • MCNEESE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 47 miles; LAKE CHARLES, LA; FT enrollment: 6,460)
  • LAMAR UNIVERSITY-BEAUMONT (about 102 miles; BEAUMONT, TX; FT enrollment: 8,888)
  • LOUISIANA STATE UNIV & AG & MECH & HEBERT LAWS CTR (about 103 miles; BATON ROUGE, LA; FT enrollment: 28,696)
  • SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY AND A & M COLLEGE (about 104 miles; BATON ROUGE, LA; FT enrollment: 8,399)
  • NORTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA (about 109 miles; NATCHITOCHES, LA; FT enrollment: 7,710)
  • NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 131 miles; THIBODAUX, LA; FT enrollment: 6,244)
Public high school in Jennings:
  • JENNINGS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 607; Location: 620 FLORENCE STREET; Grades: 08 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Jennings:
  • WARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 551; Location: 1303 SOUTH CUTTING AVENUE; Grades: PK - 02)
  • HATHAWAY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 489; Location: 4040 PINE ISLAND HIGHWAY; Grades: PK - 12)
  • NORTHSIDE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 455; Location: 208 SHANKLAND AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WEST END ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 451; Location: 802 WEST JEFFERSON STREET; Grades: 03 - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Jennings:
  • OUR LADY IMMACULATE SCHOOL (Students: 427; Location: 600 ROBERTS AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • BETHEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 170; Location: 15147 HIGHWAY 102 POB 729; Grades: PK - 9)
Libraries in Jennings:
  • JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH LIBRARY (Operating income: $665,486; Location: 118 WEST PLAQUEMINE STREET; 75,281 books; 1,311 audio materials; 1,751 video materials; 254 serial subscriptions)
  • JENNINGS CARNEGIE PUBLIC LIBRAY (Operating income: $254,964; Location: 303 CARY AVENUE; 55,216 books; 605 audio materials; 184 video materials; 79 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Jennings: Jeff Davis Country Club (A), Jennings Airport Industrial Park (B), Jennings Golf Course (C), Guinn Brothers Industrial Park (D), Port of Jennings Industrial Park (E), Jeff Davis Nursing Home (F), Jefferson Davis Parish Courthouse (G), Central Fire Station (H), Jennings City Hall (I), Jennings Public Library (J), Zigler Museum (K), Fire Station Number 2 (L).

Shopping Centers: Jennings Shopping Center (1), Jennings Village Shopping Center (2).

Churches in Jennings include: Song of Praise Church (A), First United Methodist Church (B), First Pentecostal Church (C), Calvary Baptist Church (D), First Church of Christ (E), First Baptist Church (F), Saint Lukes Episcopal Church (G), Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (H).

Cemeteries: Calvary Cemetery (1), Greenwood Cemetery (2).

Parks in Jennings include: War Memorial Park (1), West End Park (2), North Cutting Park (3), Oil and Gas Park (4), Peters Street Playground (5).

Post office: (A).  


Jennings compared to Louisiana state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Jennings:
  • KJEF (1290 AM; 1 kW; JENNINGS, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDYS (1520 AM; 10 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVOL (1330 AM; 5 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLCL (1470 AM; 5 kW; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KSIG (1450 AM; 1 kW; CROWLEY, LA; Owner: ACADIA BROADCAST PARTNERS, INC.)
  • KWDF (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; BALL, LA; Owner: BALL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KJMJ (580 AM; 5 kW; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KLVI (560 AM; 5 kW; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Jennings:
  • K201FO (88.1 FM; JENNINGS, LA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KAJN-FM (102.9 FM; CROWLEY, LA; Owner: RICE CAPITAL BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KBXG (99.5 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQIS (102.1 FM; BASILE, LA; Owner: THIRD PARTNER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRVS (88.7 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE)
  • KSMB (94.5 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVEE (107.5 FM; LAKE ARTHUR, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHLA (92.9 FM; JENNINGS, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K217DZ (91.3 FM; JENNINGS, LA; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KOJO (91.7 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • KYKZ (96.1 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBEB-FM (106.7 FM; RAYNE, LA; Owner: BROADCAST PARTNERS, INC.)
  • KJJB (105.5 FM; EUNICE, LA; Owner: TRI-PARISH BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)

TV broadcast stations around Jennings:
  • KJEF-CA (Channel 13; JENNINGS, ETC., LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K45DI (Channel 45; MERMENTAU, LA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KLFY-TV (Channel 10; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KLFY, L.P.)
  • KPLC (Channel 7; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KLPB-TV (Channel 24; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KATC (Channel 3; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KATC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLTL-TV (Channel 18; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KADN (Channel 15; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KADN-15, INC.)
  • KAGN-LP (Channel 65; CROWLEY, LA; Owner: RICE CAPITAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K69HD (Channel 69; CHURCH POINT, LA; Owner: GULF MANAGEMENT II, L.L.C.)
  • KLAF-LP (Channel 62; OPELOUSAS, LA; Owner: WNTZ-48, INC.)

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Source: City-Data.com


 

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