Jennings, LA Profile: Facts & Data


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Jennings, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Jennings had a population of 10,362 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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Jennings, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 10,362
Population in Households 9,892
Population in Familes 8,020
Population in Group Qrtrs 470
Population Density2 996
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $33,929
Average Household Income $51,213
Per Capita Income $19,614


Total Housing Units 4,501 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,200 (48.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,689 (37.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 612 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $111,700
Average Home Value $126,466


Total Households 3,889
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 2,513
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.02% 0.09%
Households -0.03% 0.1%
Families -0.36% -0.11%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   1.74%

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, 2018 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 Density # 153 68th
Diversity Index # 224 53rd
Median Household Income # 347 27th
Per Capita Income # 324 32nd

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