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Jennings, Louisiana

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Jennings is a city located in Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 10,986.


Jennings is located at 30°13'20" North, 92°39'25" West (30.222207, -92.656880)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 26.6 km² (10.3 mi²). 26.5 km² (10.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.19% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 10,986 people, 4,090 households, and 2,875 families residing in the city. The population density is 414.2/km² (1,072.6/mi²). There are 4,541 housing units at an average density of 171.2/km² (443.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 70.42% White, 28.00% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 0.92% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 4,090 households out of which 34.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% are married couples living together, 18.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% are non-families. 26.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.61 and the average family size is 3.16.

In the city the population is spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 81.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $24,410, and the median income for a family is $30,783. Males have a median income of $26,630 versus $19,010 for females. The per capita income for the city is $12,357. 26.2% of the population and 22.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 34.3% are under the age of 18 and 18.1% are 65 or older.