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Encyclopedia > Plaquemines Parish

Plaquemines Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Pointe a la Hache and as of 2000, the population is 26,757.

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The parish has a total area of 6,290 km2 (2,429 mi2). 2,187 km2 (845 mi2) of it is land and 4,102 km2 (1,584 mi2) of it is water. The total area is 65.22% water.

Adjacent parishes

  • Orleans Parish (north)
  • St. Bernard Parish (northeast)
  • Gulf of Mexico (south & southeast)
  • Jefferson Parish (west)


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 26,757 people, 9,021 households, and 7,000 families residing in the parish. The population density is 12/km2 (32/mi2). There are 10,481 housing units at an average density of 5/km2 (12/mi2). The racial makeup of the parish is 69.77% White, 23.39% Black or African American, 2.07% Native American, 2.62% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.73% from other races, and 1.42% from two or more races. 1.62% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 9,021 households out of which 39.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.50% are married couples living together, 14.60% have a female householder with no husband present, and 22.40% are non-families. 18.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.89 and the average family size is 3.30.

In the parish the population is spread out with 29.20% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 30.50% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, and 9.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 99.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.30 males.

The median income for a household in the parish is $38,173, and the median income for a family is $42,610. Males have a median income of $37,245 versus $21,691 for females. The per capita income for the parish is $15,937. 18.00% of the population and 15.40% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 20.70% of those under the age of 18 and 18.40% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

  • Belle Chasse
  • Boothville-Venice
  • Buras-Triumph
  • Empire
  • Pilottown
  • Pointe a la Hache
  • Port Sulphur
  • Venice

External link

  • Plaquemines Parish government's website (http://www.plaqueminesparish.com/)

State of Louisiana
Acadiana - Florida Parishes - Greater New Orleans - Northwest Louisiana
Largest Cities
Alexandria - Baton Rouge - Bossier City - Houma - Kenner - Lafayette - Lake Charles - Metairie - Monroe - New Iberia - New Orleans - Shreveport

Acadia - Allen - Ascension - Assumption - Avoyelles - Beauregard - Bienville - Bossier - Caddo - Calcasieu - Caldwell - Cameron - Catahoula - Claiborne - Concordia - De Soto - East Baton Rouge - East Carroll - East Feliciana - Evangeline - Franklin - Grant - Iberia - Iberville - Jackson - Jefferson - Jefferson Davis -
La Salle - Lafayette - Lafourche - Lincoln - Livingston - Madison - Morehouse - Natchitoches - Orleans - Ouachita - Plaquemines - Pointe Coupee - Rapides -
Red River - Richland - Sabine - St. Bernard - St. Charles - St. Helena - St. James - St. John the Baptist - St. Landry - St. Martin - St. Mary - St. Tammany - Tangipahoa - Tensas - Terrebonne - Union - Vermilion - Vernon - Washington - Webster - West Baton Rouge - West Carroll - West Feliciana - Winn

  Results from FactBites:
Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (846 words)
Plaquemines Parish is the parish with the most combined land and water area in the U.S. state of Louisiana.
As of 2000, the parish's population was 26,757.
Plaquemines Parish is bordered to the south and southeast by the Gulf of Mexico.
Plaquemines Parish Information (1810 words)
Plaquemines Parish was built by the Mississippi River as it carried millions of tons of the rich alluvial soil in America down its course to the Gulf.
The parish was created in 1807 from the County of Orleans, and Pointe a la Hache, one of the largest settlements between English Turn and the Gulf, was selected as the parish seat in 1846.
The heritage of the parish is primarily French, Italian and Slavic.
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