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Encyclopedia > Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana

Plaquemines Parish is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Pointe a la Hache. As at 2000, the parish's population was 26,757. Image File history File links Plaquemines_Parish_Louisiana. ... Parish Hall of St. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English and French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans at last census; probably Baton Rouge since Hurricane Katrina Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 31st 134,382 km² 210 km 610 km 16 29°N to 33°N 89°W to 94°W Population... A parish seat is the administrative center of a parish in the US state of Louisiana. ... Point a la Hache is an unincorporated village or place in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


The name is pronounced ['plɑ.kə.mɪnz] (transcription in IPA). Symbols of the International Phonetic Alphabet as used for English. ...

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Geography

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. Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Adjacent parishes and features

Plaquemines Parish is bordered to the south and southeast by the Gulf of Mexico. New Orleans (French: Nouvelle-Orléans) is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... Location Location of St. ... Location in the state of Louisiana Formed Seat Gretna Area  - Total  - Water 1,664 km² (642 mi²) 870 km² (336 mi²) 52. ... Gulf of Mexico in 3D perspective. ...


History

The name "Plaquemines" comes from a Native American word, piakimin, meaning persimmon. It was first used to name an old military post on the banks of the Mississippi which was surrounded by large number of persimmon trees. Eventually the name was applied to the entire parish. An Atsina named Assiniboin Boy Native Americans in the United States (also known as Indians, American Indians, First Americans, Indigenous Peoples, Aboriginal Peoples, Aboriginal Americans, Amerindians, Amerinds, or Original Americans) are the indigenous peoples within the territory that is now encompassed by the continental United States and their descendants in... Species (kaki persimmon) (black sapote) (velvet apple) (date plum) (Texas persimmon) (American persimon) Persimmon most commonly refers to the edible fruit borne by some species of the genus Diospyros. ... This article is about the river in the United States. ...


One of the remaining historical treasures of Plaquemines Parish is Fort Jackson, built in 1822 under the recommendation of General Andrew Jackson, hero of the Battle of New Orleans. In 1861, Fort Jackson served as an important defense for the city of New Orleans during the Civil War because it was at the mouth of the Mississippi River. It was also used as a training base during World War 1 - 1917-1918.


Because Plaquemines Parish encompasses the first 70 miles of the Mississippi River, it plays host to several oil refineries which make use of the shipping lanes. The Delta of Plaquemines also provides assistance to off-shore oil rigs, giving credence to the parish's nickname, "Kuwait." Plaquemines Parish was also the first place from where a container was first used to ship cargo in foreign trade.


In the early 1900's Plaquemines was an exporter of citrus, and used the train and the river to move its large annual harvest. The parish has also been a big commercial fisheries haven, especially for oysters.


From 1919 to 1969, Plaquemines Parish (together with neighbouring St. Bernard Parish), was effectively the domain of political boss Leander Perez, who established a virtual dictatorship in the area. He was notorious for fixing elections and mandating strict racial segregation. 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... Location Location of St. ... Leander H. Perez (d. ... The Rex Theatre for Colored People, Leland, Mississippi, June 1937 Racial segregation is a kind of formalized or institutionalized discrimination on the basis of race. ...


During the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, city and state leaders used dynamite to breech a levee at Caernarvon, thirteen miles below Canal Street, in order to save the city of New Orleans from flooding. However, this action resulted in the flooding of both St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes, causing widespread destruction. The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 was the most destructive river flood in United States history until the Hurricane Katrina flood of 2005. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Dynamite recovered in a mine in Oregon. ... A levee, levée (from the feminine past participle of the French verb lever, to raise), floodbank or stopbank is a natural or artificial embankment or dike, usually earthen, which parallels the course of a river. ... Nickname: The Big Easy Motto: Official website: http://www. ...


Hurricane Katrina

One of the worst natural disasters in United States history struck Louisiana on August 29, 2005. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita struck and did severe damage to all of Southeast Louisiana. While violence reigned in New Orleans, martial law was declared in Plaquemines until September 12, 2005. No place escaped without some damage, while most of the rest of Plaquemines, Orleans and neighbouring St. Bernard Parish were severely hit; Pointe a la Hache, Port Sulphur, Buras-Triumph, Empire, Boothville-Venice, and Venice, Louisiana suffered tremendous damage. Amidst heavy rains accompanied by hurricane force winds in excess of 125 mph (200 km/h) the federal levees failed and broke, and the storm surge that flowed in was 20 feet (6.1m) high. Although a good majority of the populace did heed mandatory evacuation orders, many did not. At least three residents died. August 29 is the 241st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (242nd in leap years), with 124 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... Point a la Hache is an unincorporated village or place in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. ... Port Sulphur is a census-designated place and town located on the West Bank of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. ... Buras-Triumph is a census-designated place (CDP) located in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, United States. ... Empire is a census-designated place located in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. ... Boothville-Venice is a census-designated place and collection of neighboring communities located in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. ... Venice, Louisiana is a town in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. ...


Demographics

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. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


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. To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ...


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. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities, towns, and communities

Belle Chasse is a census-designated place located in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, on the West Bank of the Mississippi River. ... Boothville-Venice is a census-designated place and collection of neighboring communities located in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. ... Buras-Triumph is a census-designated place (CDP) located in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, United States. ... Empire is a census-designated place located in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. ... Pilottown (or Pilot Town) is a small town in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. ... Point a la Hache is an unincorporated village or place in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. ... Port Eads, Louisiana, 29. ... Port Sulphur is a census-designated place and town located on the West Bank of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. ... Venice, Louisiana is a town in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. ...

External links

  • Official website
  • Images of destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina in the parish (Photos taken August 31, 2005)


August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Capital:

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Regions:

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Largest cities:

Alexandria | Baton Rouge | Bossier City | Houma | Kenner | Lafayette | Lake Charles | Metairie | Monroe | New Iberia | New Orleans | Shreveport Alexandria is a city in Louisiana, U.S.A.; it is the parish seat of Rapides Parish, on the south bank of the Red River in almost the exact geographic center of the state. ... Motto: Authentic Louisiana at every turn Nickname: Red Stick Map Political Statistics Founded 1699 Incorporated 16 January 1817 County {{{county}}} Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Melvin Kip Holden Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Water 204. ... Bossier City is a city located in Bossier Parish, Louisiana. ... The city of Houma (pronounced homeah) is the parish seat of Terrebonne Parish, in the US state of Louisiana. ... Kenner is a city located in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, on the East Bank of the Mississippi River. ... Lafayette is a city located on the Vermilion River in Lafayette Parish, in the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... Downtown Lake Charles from a beach on the opposite side of Lake Charles (the lake) . A casino riverboat, Harrahs Pride of Lake Charles, appears to the left. ... Metairie (local pronunciations , ) is an unincorporated, census-designated place (CDP) located in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. ... The city of Monroe is the parish seat of Ouachita Parish, in the US state of Louisiana. ... The small city of New Iberia is the parish seat of Iberia Parish, in the US state of Louisiana, 125 miles (201 km) west of New Orleans. ... Nickname: The Big Easy Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Nickname: Motto: Official website: www. ...

Parishes:

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 List of Louisiana parishes The state of Louisiana is divided into parishes in the same way that the other states of the United States are divided into counties. ... Acadia Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Allen Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Ascension Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Assumption Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Avoyelles Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Beauregard Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Bienville Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Bossier Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Caddo Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Calcasieu Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Caldwell Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Cameron Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Catahoula Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Claiborne Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Concordia Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... De Soto Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... East Baton Rouge Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... East Carroll Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... East Feliciana Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Evangeline Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Franklin Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Grant Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Iberia Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Iberville Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Jackson Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Location in the state of Louisiana Formed Seat Gretna Area  - Total  - Water 1,664 km² (642 mi²) 870 km² (336 mi²) 52. ... Jefferson Davis Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... La Salle Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Lafayette Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Lafourche Parish is a parish located in the south of the state of Louisiana. ... Lincoln Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Livingston Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Madison Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Morehouse Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Natchitoches Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Nickname: The Big Easy Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Ouachita Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Pointe Coupee Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Rapides Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Red River Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Richland Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Sabine Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Location Location of St. ... St. ... St. ... St. ... St. ... St. ... St. ... St. ... Tangipahoa Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Tensas Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Terrebonne Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Union Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Vermilion Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Vernon Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Washington Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Webster Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... West Baton Rouge Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... West Carroll Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... West Feliciana Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Winn Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ...


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Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (849 words)
As at 2000, the parish's population was 26,757.
Plaquemines Parish is bordered to the south and southeast by the Gulf of Mexico.
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.
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