Jennings, Louisiana

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Population in 2013: 10,188 (94% urban, 6% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.3%
 
Males: 4,787  (47.0%)
Females: 5,401  (53.0%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Louisiana median age:  39.5 years

Zip codes: 70546.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,789 (it was $24,410 in 2000)
Jennings:

$33,789
LA:

$42,944
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,246 (it was $12,357 in 2000)

Jennings city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $88,137 (it was $56,300 in 2000)
Jennings:

$88,137
LA:

$139,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $93,688; Detached houses: $97,967; Townhouses or other attached units: $163,441; In 2-unit structures: $159,043; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $51,965; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $276,126; Mobile homes: $31,652

Median gross rent in 2012: $579.

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  • White alone - 7,113 (67.5%)
  • Black alone - 2,929 (27.8%)
  • Two or more races - 274 (2.6%)
  • Hispanic - 142 (1.3%)
  • Asian alone - 31 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 20 (0.2%)

Races in Jennings detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Jennings: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: French (17.6%), German (9.0%), United States (7.2%), French Canadian (6.4%), Irish (4.9%), English (4.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 22 feet

Land area: 10.2 square miles.

Population density: 995 people per square mile   (low).

Jennings,LA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Jennings:

  • High school or higher: 75.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 10.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jennings city:

  • Never married: 31.7%
  • Now married: 41.2%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

108 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.0%
Louisiana:  3.7%



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists there were 38 registered sex offenders living in Jennings, Louisiana as of May 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Jennings to the number of sex offenders is 270 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.2%)

Jennings satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lake Charles, LA (33.0 miles , pop. 71,757).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baton Rouge, LA (92.0 miles , pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (166.4 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Mermentau, LA (2.2 miles ), Roanoke, LA (2.3 miles ), Egan, LA (3.0 miles ), Lake Arthur, LA (3.1 miles ), Welsh, LA (3.1 miles ), Morse, LA (3.4 miles ), Estherwood, LA (3.4 miles ), Iota, LA (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 17 buildings, average cost: $99,100
  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $97,700
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $143,000
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $146,600
  • 2010: 15 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $140,800
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $67,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 30.22 N, Longitude: 92.66 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Cradle of Louisiana Oil

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,538 (+14.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,266 (62.5%)

Area code: 337

Jennings household income distribution Jennings home values distribution

Crime rates in Jennings by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 420020230220
per 100,000 33.518.20.00.018.60.018.928.60.019.219.10.0
Rapes 771377357211
per 100,000 58.663.89.127.765.169.328.447.666.819.29.59.5
Robberies 712171212714612749
per 100,000 58.6109.3154.3110.9111.569.3132.457.2114.567.238.285.9
Assaults 7490926256656246484734N/A
per 100,000 619.8819.9834.9573.1520.5643.8586.2438.3457.9451.1324.5N/A
Burglaries 87125199131116971127876855055
per 100,000 728.71138.71806.01210.91078.3960.71058.9743.1725.0815.9477.2525.0
Thefts 453427419316320323361230272222249250
per 100,000 3794.33890.03802.52921.12974.53199.03413.12191.32594.72130.92376.42386.2
Auto thefts 251915153144391418550
per 100,000 209.4173.1136.1138.7288.2435.8368.7133.4171.748.047.70.0
Arson 55372N/A26102N/A
per 100,000 41.945.527.264.718.6N/A18.957.29.50.019.1N/A
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 300.2) 482.2541.5517.7388.6451.1441.7464.5355.7352.9315.0258.3N/A

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Jennings detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 39 (37 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.53
Louisiana average:

3.98
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.6%
Louisiana:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -630 (-5.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (12%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Extraction workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

Work and jobs in Jennings: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Jennings, Louisiana

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Tornado activity:

Jennings-area historical tornado activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 55% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/29/1974, a category F3 (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 F3 tornado 13.2 miles away from the city center injured 10 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Jennings-area historical earthquake activity is below Louisiana state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 222.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 458.5 miles away from Jennings center
On 12/9/2000 at 06:46:09, a magnitude 4.3 (4.2 MB, 4.3 MS, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 213.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 326.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/30/1994 at 01:08:24, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 219.1 miles away from Jennings center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 343.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson Davis Parish (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Jennings topographic map

Birthplace of: Chancy Croft - Politician, Eugene John Hebert - Roman Catholic priest, Cleve Francis - Musician, Don Breaux - Football coach and player, Hunter B. Shirley - Psychologist, Pat Rapp - Baseball player.

Hospitals in Jennings:

  • ASTOR COMMUNITY HOME (610 MAGNOLIA DRIVE)
  • CHURCH STREET COMMUNITY HOME (1103 CHURCH STREET)
  • JENNINGS AMERICAN LEGION HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1634 ELTON ROAD)
  • JENNINGS SENIOR CARE HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, "1 HOSPITAL DRIVE, SUITE 201")
  • LOUISIANA HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE OF JENNINGS (522 NORTH MAIN STREET)
  • MAGNOLIA DRIVE COMMUNITY HOME (1618 MAGNOLIA DRIVE)
  • PLAQUEMINE STREET COMMUNITY HOME (523 E PLAQUEMINE STREET)
  • REHABILITATION HOSPITAL OF JENNINGS (provides emergency services, "1 HOSPITAL DRIVE, SUITE 101")
  • SOUTHWEST COMMUNITY HOME (610 E ACADEMY DRIVE)
  • WESTEND HOSPITAL (1530 HIGHWAY 90 WEST)

Airports located in Jennings:

  • Jennings Airport (Runways: 3, Itinerant Ops: 16,000, Local Ops: 34,480, Military Ops: 2,530)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jennings:

  • SOWELA Technical Community College (about 31 miles; Lake Charles, LA; Full-time enrollment: 2,160)
  • McNeese State University (about 34 miles; Lake Charles, LA; FT enrollment: 7,444)
  • South Louisiana Community College (about 37 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 2,519)
  • Acadiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus (about 37 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 2,378)
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette (about 39 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 14,493)
  • Lamar University (about 86 miles; Beaumont, TX; FT enrollment: 13,658)
  • Lamar Institute of Technology (about 86 miles; Beaumont, TX; FT enrollment: 2,023)

Public high schools in Jennings:

Private high school in Jennings:

  • BETHEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 250; Location: 15147 HWY102; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Jennings:

Private elementary/middle school in Jennings:

  • OUR LADY IMMACULATE SCHOOL (Students: 293; Location: 600 ROBERTS AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
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Library in Jennings:

  • JENNINGS CARNEGIE PUBLIC (Operating income: $295,936; Location: 303 CARY AVENUE; 54,595 books; 996 audio materials; 336 video materials; 60 state licensed databases; 77 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Jennings: Jennings Wastewater Treatment Facility (A), Louisiana State University AgCenter Jefferson Davis Parish Office (B), Guinn Brothers Industrial Park (C), Jeff Davis Country Club (D), Jennings Airport Industrial Park (E), Jennings Golf Course (F), Port of Jennings Industrial Park (G), Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office - Narcotics Division (H), Jefferson Davis Parish Office (I), Zigler Art Museum (J), W H Tupper General Merchandise Museum (K), Jennings Police Department (L), Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office (M), Jefferson Davis Parish Library (N), Jefferson Davis Parish Criminal Court (O), Jefferson Davis Parish Police Jury (P), Jefferson Davis Parish Health Unit (Q), Jennings Fire Department (R), Jennings Fire Department Substation (S), Jeff Davis Nursing Home (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Jennings Shopping Center (1), Jennings Village Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Jennings include: Living Word Assembly of God Church (A), Jesus Worship United Pentecostal Church (B), First Presbyterian Church (C), Faith Tabernacle (D), Calvary Baptist Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), First Church of Christ (G), First Pentecostal Church (H), First United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Calvary Cemetery (1), Greenwood Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Jennings include: North Cutting Park (1), Oil and Gas Park (2), Peters Street Playground (3), War Memorial Park (4), West End Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Jennings City - Tourist Information Center (100 La Rue Acadian), Jeff Davis Parish Tourist Commission (100 La Rue Acadian).

Hotels: Boudreaux Inn (15189 Highway 26), Budget Inn (15368 Highway 26), Travel Connections (735 Granger Street), Comfort Inn (607 Holiday Dr), Holiday Inn Jennings (603 Holiday Drive), Days Inn (2002 Port Drive), Jennings Travelodge (2002 Port Drive), Comfort Inn Jennings (607 Holiday Drive), Jennings-Days Inn (2002 Port Dr).

Courts: Jefferson Davis Parish - Clerk Of Court- Civil & Criminal Department (Court House), Jefferson Davis Parish - Clerk Of Court- Recording Department (Court House), Jefferson Davis Parish - District Court Reporter (300 State Street), Clerk Of Court (Court House).

Jefferson Davis Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Jennings and their reported violations in the past:

CITY OF JENNINGS WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 10,300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-10-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-10-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-21-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-21-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-08-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-08-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-22-2009), St Public Notif received (APR-22-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-13-2005), St Public Notif requested (OCT-13-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In NOV-01-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Jennings that have no violations reported:

  • JEFF DAVIS WATER DISTRICT 4 (Address: 4029 Bryan Rd , Population served: 3,441, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.9%
(13.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.0% for Black residents, 81.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 7.7% for other race residents, 37.4% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Louisiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.4%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.9%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Jennings in 2010:

  • 308 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 120 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 24 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 19 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals

People in group quarters in Jennings in 2000:

  • 199 people in nursing homes
  • 71 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 23 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

Jennings, Louisiana environmental map by EPA

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Jennings compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Jennings (2011 data):

  • Jeff Davis Bank & Trust Company: Roberts Avenue Branch, at 507 Main Street, West Division Street Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $547.5 mil, Deposits: $475.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Jeff Davis Bancshares, Inc.
  • The Bank: at 1304 North Cutting Avenue, branch established on 1997/02/26; Jennings Motor Branch at 1304 N. Cutting Avenue, branch established on 2000/05/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $155.7 mil, Deposits: $136.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Bancshares, Inc., The
  • MidSouth Bank, National Association: Jennings Branch at 1110 North Main, branch established on 1989/03/13. Info updated 2012/01/09: Bank assets: $1,396.1 mil, Deposits: $1,192.9 mil, headquarters in Lafayette, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 44 total offices, Holding Company: Midsouth Bancorp, Inc.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Jennings Branch at 303 Interstate Drive, branch established on 2008/10/25. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • First Guaranty Bank: Jennings Branch at 500 North Cary Avenue, branch established on 1997/11/21. Info updated 2011/07/11: Bank assets: $1,353.3 mil, Deposits: $1,208.9 mil, headquarters in Hammond, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc.
  • Capital One, National Association: Jennings Branch at 409 North Cary Avenue, branch established on 1934/10/01. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
  • St. Martin Bank and Trust Company: Jennings Branch at 128 East Academy Avenue, branch established on 1970/03/30. Info updated 2007/12/05: Bank assets: $351.5 mil, Deposits: $285.3 mil, headquarters in St. Martinville, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Saint Martin Bancshares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Jennings, Louisiana:

  • Comfort Inn, 607 Holiday Dr, Jennings, LA 70546 , Phone: (337) 824-8589, Fax: (337) 824-8595
  • Days Inn Jennings, 603 Holiday Dr, Jennings, LA 70546 , Phone: (337) 824-5280, Fax: (337) 824-7941
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Jennings, 310 W Fred -Ruth Zigler Memorial Dr, Jennings, LA 70546 , Phone: (337) 824-2699, Fax: (337) 824-2704
  • America's Best Value Inn, 2002 Port Dr, Jennings, LA 70546 , Phone: (337) 824-6550
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Jennings, Louisiana

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Jennings travel time to work - commute Jennings mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (53%)
  • Utility gas (47%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Jennings city (based on Jefferson Davis Parish data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.87%
Here: 56.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist Church Charismatic Churches Independent
Adherents72.9%12.0%2.9%2.2%1.4%
Congregations22.7%16.6%8.3%7.2%0.6%
NameMuslim EstimateEpiscopal ChurchJewishLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents1.1%1.1%1.1%0.8%4.6%
Congregations2.2%3.3%1.1%3.3%34.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Jefferson Davis Parish:

3.21 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Jefferson Davis Parish:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Jefferson Davis Parish:

5.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

3.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.4%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson Davis Parish:

32.0%
Louisiana:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.1%
State:

13.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 8$16,771$25,1570$0
Other Government Administration 2$7,719$46,3145$2,500
Judicial and Legal 4$7,684$23,0524$2,500
Police Protection - Officers 28$92,852$39,7944$3,135
Police - Other 2$4,460$26,7604$1,375
Firefighters 12$37,235$37,23512$2,177
Fire - Other 2$3,676$22,0560$0
Correction 4$11,065$33,1950$0
Streets and Highways 10$18,394$22,0730$0
Health 1$2,487$29,8442$800
Sewerage 6$12,661$25,3220$0
Parks and Recreation 6$12,411$24,8228$5,726
Housing and Community Development(Local) 6$16,682$33,3640$0
Water Supply 11$24,342$26,5550$0
Local Libraries 4$7,301$21,9033$2,115
Other and Unallocable 5$11,262$27,0296$3,328
Totals for Government 111$287,002$31,02748$23,656

Jennings government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $530,000 ($52.02)
    Water Utilities: $500,000 ($49.08)
    Libraries: $81,000 ($7.95)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,884,000 ($184.92)
    Water Utilities: $1,033,000 ($101.39)
    Sewerage: $959,000 ($94.13)
    Local Fire Protection: $938,000 ($92.07)
    Housing and Community Development: $856,000 ($84.02)
    Regular Highways: $660,000 ($64.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $581,000 ($57.03)
    Parks and Recreation: $388,000 ($38.08)
    Financial Administration: $387,000 ($37.99)
    Correctional Institutions: $250,000 ($24.54)
    Libraries: $237,000 ($23.26)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $202,000 ($19.83)
    General Public Buildings: $159,000 ($15.61)
    General - Other: $116,000 ($11.39)
    Central Staff Services: $92,000 ($9.03)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $61,000 ($5.99)
    Health - Other: $46,000 ($4.52)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $184,000 ($18.06)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $153,000 ($15.02)
    Local Fire Protection: $147,000 ($14.43)
    Sewerage: $127,000 ($12.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $111,000 ($10.90)
    Water Utilities: $38,000 ($3.73)
    General Public Building: $12,000 ($1.18)
    Financial Administration: $12,000 ($1.18)
    Central Staff Services: $10,000 ($0.98)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $8,000 ($0.79)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,704,000 ($363.56)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($0.29)

Jennings government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $642,000 ($63.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $424,000 ($41.62)
    Housing and Community Development: $322,000 ($31.61)
    All Other: $281,000 ($27.58)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $24,000 ($2.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $21,000 ($2.06)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $688,000 ($67.53)
    All Other: $62,000 ($6.09)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,000 ($0.69)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $913,000 ($89.62)
    Interest Earnings: $185,000 ($18.16)
    Rents: $83,000 ($8.15)
    Fines and Forfeits: $82,000 ($8.05)
    Royalties: $27,000 ($2.65)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($0.10)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $797,000 ($78.23)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $690,000 ($67.73)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,519,000 ($443.56)
    Property: $944,000 ($92.66)
    Public Utilities Sales: $810,000 ($79.51)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $405,000 ($39.75)
    Amusements License: $399,000 ($39.16)
    Other License: $33,000 ($3.24)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $21,000 ($2.06)

Jennings government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,610,000 ($452.49)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,115,000 ($403.91)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $495,000 ($48.59)

Jennings government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,463,000 ($536.22)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $584,000 ($57.32)

5.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,844 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.52%
Louisiana average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Calcasieu Parish, LA  1.62% ($33,627 average AGI)
from Acadia Parish, LA  0.78% ($30,210)
from Allen Parish, LA  0.29% ($26,567)


5.84% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,047 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
Louisiana average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Calcasieu Parish, LA  1.84% ($33,337 average AGI)
to Acadia Parish, LA  0.79% ($34,229)
to Lafayette Parish, LA  0.40% ($33,167)

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.)
  • 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.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • 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)
  • KWDF (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; BALL, LA; Owner: BALL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KJMJ (580 AM; 5 kW; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)

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.)
  • KOJO (91.7 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • KYKZ (96.1 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K217DZ (91.3 FM; JENNINGS, LA; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KBEB-FM (106.7 FM; RAYNE, LA; Owner: BROADCAST PARTNERS, INC.)
  • KBIU (103.7 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KJJB (105.5 FM; EUNICE, LA; Owner: TRI-PARISH BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KRKA (107.9 FM; ERATH, LA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LAFAYETTE, INC.)
  • KFXZ (106.3 FM; MAURICE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

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.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Jennings fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 8
Total length: 62 meters (203ft)
Total costs: $2,749,000
Total average daily traffic: 108,020
Total average daily truck traffic: 18,477
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Jennings)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 100 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Jennings, LA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Jennings)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Jennings)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 33 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 123
  • Hazardous Condition: 77
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Jennings

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Jennings, LA
Most common first names in Jennings, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John11269.6 years
Mary10977.2 years
Joseph8971.9 years
Robert4766.2 years
James4670.8 years
Charles4671.5 years
Louis4076.4 years
Henry4073.9 years
William4071.3 years
Marie3979.4 years
Most common last names in Jennings, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller11077.1 years
Fontenot9374.4 years
Broussard8775.5 years
Guidry7674.7 years
Landry7375.3 years
Hebert6874.3 years
Leblanc6373.6 years
Lejeune6373.8 years
Benoit6170.8 years
Trahan6075.6 years
Businesses in Jennings, LA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Payless1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Blockbuster1Popeyes1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1SONIC Drive-In1
Curves1Sears1
Days Inn1Subway2
FedEx2T-Mobile1
Ford1Taco Bell1
Goodwill2Toyota1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Hilton1UPS3
Lane Furniture1Waffle House1
MasterBrand Cabinets1Walgreens1
McDonald's1Walmart1
Nike2Wendy's1
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