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Jennings, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Jennings had a population of 10,261 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Jennings is located at latitude 30.2231 and longitude -92.6583 in Jefferson Davis Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Jennings (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Jefferson Davis Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 26 feet.

The City of Jennings (GNIS ID: 2404803) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Jennings is located within Parish Governing Authority District 6, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson Davis Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jennings population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Jennings, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,261
Population in Households 9,790
Population in Familes 7,925
Population in Group Qrtrs 471
Population Density1 986
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 3,857
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 2,506
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,501 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,228 (49.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,629 (36.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 644 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $104,506
Average Home Value $123,272


Median Household Income $33,786
Average Household Income $52,853
Per Capita Income $20,275
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.19% 0.17%
Households -0.18% 0.18%
Families -0.51% -0.02%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Jennings, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jennings to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 59 88th
Population Density1 # 152 68th
Diversity Index2 # 218 54th
Median Household Income # 333 30th
Per Capita Income # 282 41st

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