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Jennings, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Jennings had a population of 10,489 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Jennings, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,489
Daytime Population: Workers 4,936
Daytime Population: Residents 6,714
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,650
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 10,019
Population in Familes 8,088
Population in Group Qrtrs 470
Population Density2 1,008
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $32,347
Average Household Income $52,077
Per Capita Income $19,929


Total Housing Units 4,533 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,284 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,649 (36.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 600 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $111,890
Average Home Value $126,017


Total Households 3,933
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 2,551
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.14% 0.29%
Households 0.12% 0.3%
Families -0.2% 0.11%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

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, 2017 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 # 152 68th
Diversity Index # 225 52nd
Median Household Income # 366 23rd
Per Capita Income # 324 32nd

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