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"Cradle of Louisiana Oil"

Jennings is in Jefferson Davis Parish.

It is the parish seat.

The community was named for Jennings McComb, railroad engineer

The latitude of Jennings is 30.222N. The longitude is -92.656W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 26 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,712.


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Median household income
Local
$24,410
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Jennings demographic reports
Oil was discovered here in 1901
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 77. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 7.1 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Mardi Gras Festival - Feb. 17, 2007
Dates often change. Check Jennings web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Arthur
Historic sites and museums: W.H. Tupper General Merchandise Museum, Telephone Pioneer Museum, Zigler Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

8% of Jennings residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Jennings ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Jennings was $12,357, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% of Jennings residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Jennings, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $226.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $593.


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Libraries in Jennings include Jefferson Davis Parish Library, Jennings Carnegie Public Library ... View libraries

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TV stations in Jennings include KJEF-CA.

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Jefferson Davis Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Jennings political report.

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Traffic

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

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Jennings between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 5.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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Hotels in Jennings include Comfort Inn Jennings, Days Inn Jennings, Holiday Inn.

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