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Ferriday is in Concordia Parish, in the Natchez metro area.

The community was named for John Ferriday, landowner

The latitude of Ferriday is 31.63N. The longitude is -91.554W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 52 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,615.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$14,732
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ferriday demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 46. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 12.6 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Jerry Lee Lewis, musician
· Howard K. Smith, news broadcaster
· Jimmy Swaggart, evangelist
· Mickey Gilley, musician
Local festivals include:
  • Delta Music Festival - April 7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Ferriday web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
This obscure corner of the earth - this infinitesimal, not to say nonexistent, dot on the map, this tiny upstart town, which only came into existence in 1903 - claims to have produced more famous people per square mile than anyother small town.
-- Ferriday, Louisiana
Elaine Dundy

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Ferriday demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Concordia Parish economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 71334 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

1% of Ferriday residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ferriday ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ferriday was $8,767, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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10% of Ferriday residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Ferriday, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $158.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $599.


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Libraries in Ferriday include Concordia Parish Library ... View libraries

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Concordia Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ferriday political report.

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The average commute time for Ferriday workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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“ This obscure corner of the earth - this infinitesimal, not to say nonexistent, dot on the map, this tiny upstart town, which only came into existence in 1903 - claims to have produced more famous people per square mile than anyother small town. ”
~ Ferriday, Louisiana
Elaine Dundy

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