Jennings, Louisiana

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Population in 2017: 10,002 (94% urban, 6% rural).
Population change since 2000: -9.0%
 
Males: 4,825  (48.2%)
Females: 5,177  (51.8%)
Median resident age:

37.7 years
Louisiana median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 70546.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $29,513 (it was $24,410 in 2000)
Jennings:

$29,513
LA:

$46,145

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,954 (it was $12,357 in 2000)

Jennings city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $105,853 (it was $56,300 in 2000)
Jennings:

$105,853
LA:

$162,500

Median gross rent in 2017: $608.

March 2019 cost of living index in Jennings: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.1%
(18.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.4% for Black residents, 36.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 63.9% for American Indian residents, 3.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Jennings, LA (2017)
    • 7,28771.9%White alone
    • 2,50124.7%Black alone
    • 1891.9%Two or more races
    • 630.6%American Indian alone
    • 230.2%Hispanic
    • 80.08%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists, there were 43 registered sex offenders living in Jennings, Louisiana as of January 24, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Jennings is 239 to 1.


Crime rates in Jennings by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(18.9)
3
(28.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(19.2)
2
(19.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(69.3)
3
(28.4)
5
(47.6)
7
(66.8)
2
(19.2)
1
(9.5)
1
(9.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(69.3)
14
(132.4)
6
(57.2)
12
(114.5)
7
(67.2)
4
(38.2)
9
(85.9)
6
(58.8)
4
(39.5)
3
(29.6)
2
(19.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
65
(643.8)
62
(586.2)
46
(438.3)
48
(457.9)
47
(451.1)
34
(324.5)
N/A24
(235.0)
39
(384.7)
18
(177.6)
26
(256.4)
21
(208.5)
17
(170.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
97
(960.7)
112
(1,059)
78
(743.1)
76
(725.0)
85
(815.9)
50
(477.2)
55
(525.0)
53
(519.0)
62
(611.6)
65
(641.5)
58
(572.0)
63
(625.4)
18
(180.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
323
(3,199)
361
(3,413)
230
(2,191)
272
(2,595)
222
(2,131)
249
(2,376)
250
(2,386)
254
(2,488)
222
(2,190)
261
(2,576)
252
(2,485)
320
(3,176)
169
(1,699)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
44
(435.8)
39
(368.7)
14
(133.4)
18
(171.7)
5
(48.0)
5
(47.7)
0
(0.0)
5
(49.0)
9
(88.8)
8
(78.9)
11
(108.5)
1
(9.9)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/A2
(18.9)
6
(57.2)
1
(9.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(19.1)
N/A2
(19.6)
2
(19.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.9)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)435.1457.6350.4347.6310.3254.4230.5204.4226.3198.7225.0213.3125.8

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City-data.com crime index in Jennings, LA

Crime rate in Jennings detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 31 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.61
Louisiana average:

3.01
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Ancestries: French (27.2%), French Canadian (11.1%), American (7.7%), Cajun (4.2%), German (2.4%), English (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 22 feet

Land area: 10.2 square miles.

Population density: 977 people per square mile   (low).

Jennings, Louisiana map

25 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.2%
Louisiana:

4.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $331 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $219 (0.2%)

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 )

Latitude: 30.22 N, Longitude: 92.66 W

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

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,409 (+13.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,226 (62.2%)

Area code: 337

Distribution of median household income in Jennings, LA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Jennings, LA in 2017
Jennings satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2014: 36 buildings, average cost: $87,900
  • 2015: 8 buildings, average cost: $133,800
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $218,800
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $133,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Jennings, LA residents
Average permit cost in Jennings, LA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
Louisiana:

3.8%
Historical population in Jennings, LA
Historical housing units in Jennings, LA
Most common industries in Jennings, LA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.3%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Construction (9.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (6.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (11.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Health care (4.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.7%)
  • Educational services (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.1%)
  • Educational services (15.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.1%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Social assistance (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Jennings, LA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Cashiers (3.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Extraction workers (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (7.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)

Average climate in Jennings, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Jennings, Louisiana environmental map by EPA

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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 the city 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 Jennings 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 Jennings 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 the city 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 (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Floods: 5, Storms: 5, 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

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:

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: 186, Location: 15147 HIGHWAY 102, Grades: 1-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Jennings:

  • JENNINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 588, Location: 620 FLORENCE STREET, Grades: 3-6)
  • WARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 208 EAST SHANKLAND AVENUE, Grades: PK-2)

Private elementary/middle school in Jennings:

  • OUR LADY IMMACULATE SCHOOL (Students: 243, Location: 600 ROBERTS AVE, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Jennings

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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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)
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

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)
  • 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.

For population 15 years and over in Jennings:

Marital status in Jennings, LA
  • Never married: 33.1%
  • Now married: 39.1%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

For population 25 years and over in Jennings:

  • High school or higher: 74.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 10.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.5
Louisiana average:

11.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Jennings
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic16,10011
Evangelical Protestant6,07823
Mainline Protestant1,38411
Black Protestant4413
Other2302
None7,361-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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
Jefferson Davis Parish:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

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

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.78 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Jefferson Davis Parish:

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%
State:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Jefferson Davis Parish:

11.1%
Louisiana:

13.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Jennings:

50.3%
Louisiana:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.9%
Louisiana:

46.6%

Average BMI:
Jennings:

28.8
State:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Jennings:

19.7%
Louisiana:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.0%
Louisiana:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Jennings:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.2%
Louisiana:

34.4%

General health condition:
Jennings:

55.9%
Louisiana:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.0%
Louisiana:

80.3%

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

Jennings government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $2,266,000 ($226.55)
    Housing and Community Development: $136,000 ($13.60)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($0.80)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($0.70)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,264,000 ($326.33)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,263,000 ($126.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,117,000 ($111.68)
    Sewerage: $1,091,000 ($109.08)
    Water Utilities: $974,000 ($97.38)
    Regular Highways: $938,000 ($93.78)
    Parks and Recreation: $810,000 ($80.98)
    Housing and Community Development: $739,000 ($73.89)
    Central Staff Services: $486,000 ($48.59)
    Financial Administration: $323,000 ($32.29)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $321,000 ($32.09)
    Libraries: $262,000 ($26.19)
    General - Other: $83,000 ($8.30)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $67,000 ($6.70)
    Health - Other: $5,000 ($0.50)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $277,000 ($27.69)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $19,000 ($1.90)
    General - Other: $16,000 ($1.60)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($1.00)
    Water Utilities: $9,000 ($0.90)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000 ($0.80)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,229,000 ($322.84)

Jennings government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $952,000 ($95.18)
    Solid Waste Management: $928,000 ($92.78)
    Housing and Community Development: $503,000 ($50.29)
    Other: $94,000 ($9.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $74,000 ($7.40)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $48,000 ($4.80)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $389,000 ($38.89)
    Other: $97,000 ($9.70)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $904,000 ($90.38)
    Interest Earnings: $620,000 ($61.99)
    Fines and Forfeits: $299,000 ($29.89)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,134,000 ($113.38)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $621,000 ($62.09)
    Highways: $57,000 ($5.70)
    General Local Government Support: $28,000 ($2.80)
    Sewerage: $23,000 ($2.30)
    Water Utilities: $22,000 ($2.20)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,097,000 ($509.60)
    Property: $1,286,000 ($128.57)
    Public Utilities Sales: $770,000 ($76.98)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $545,000 ($54.49)

Jennings government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,319,000 ($631.77)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,707,000 ($570.59)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $612,000 ($61.19)

Jennings government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,930,000 ($292.94)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,376,000 ($1237.35)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $646,000 ($64.59)

5.61% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,269 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.61%
Louisiana average:

6.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Calcasieu Parish, LA  2.03% ($47,423 average AGI)
from Acadia Parish, LA  0.60% ($48,000)
from Allen Parish, LA  0.42% ($35,065)


5.47% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,206 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.47%
Louisiana average:

6.56%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Calcasieu Parish, LA  1.84% ($35,543 average AGI)
to Acadia Parish, LA  0.92% ($33,586)
to Lafayette Parish, LA  0.34% ($44,757)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Jennings fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 47Number of bridges
  • 577ft / 176mTotal length
  • $11,608,000Total costs
  • 557,110Total average daily traffic
  • 42,747Total average daily truck traffic
  • 161,505Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Jennings, LA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 121960-1969
  • 121970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Jennings, LA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Jennings)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 121 (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: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 19 (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: 35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Jennings)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 4 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Jennings)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 44 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 85. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 143 took place in 2004, and the least - 25 in 2007. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Jennings, LA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (42.9%), and Outside Fires (26.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Jennings, LA
    • 58442.9%Structure Fires
    • 35826.3%Outside Fires
    • 23517.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 18513.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Jennings, LA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Jennings, Louisiana:

  • Comfort Inn, 607 Holiday Dr, Jennings, Louisiana 70546 , Phone: (337) 824-8589, Fax: (337) 824-8595
  • Days Inn Jennings, 603 Holiday Dr, Jennings, Louisiana 70546 , Phone: (337) 824-5280, Fax: (337) 824-7941
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Jennings, 310 W Fred -Ruth Zigler Memorial Dr, Jennings, Louisiana 70546 , Phone: (337) 824-2699, Fax: (337) 824-2704
  • Howard Johnson Jennings, 2002 Port Dr, Jennings, Louisiana 70546 , Phone: (337) 824-6550
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Jennings, Louisiana
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Jennings, LA
  • 68.1%Utility gas
  • 31.9%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Jennings, LA
  • 70.0%Electricity
  • 27.7%Utility gas
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used


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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Jennings on our top lists:

  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: sales and related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 (70546) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of French Canadian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #68 (70546) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of French first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2021.