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Encyclopedia > St. James Parish, Louisiana
Saint James Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting Saint James Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the USA highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded information needed
Seat Convent
Largest City Lutcher
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

258 sq mi (668 km²)
246 sq mi (637 km²)
12 sq mi (30 km²), 4.52%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

21,216
86/sq mi (33/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.stjamesla.com
Named for: Saint James

St. James Parish (French: Paroisse de Saint-Jacques) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Convent. As of 2000, its population was 21,216. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Official language(s) de jure: none de facto: English & French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans [1] Area  Ranked 31st  - Total 51,885 sq mi (134,382 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 16  - Latitude 29°N to 33°N  - Longitude 89°W... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_LA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Louisiana ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Convent is a town located in St. ... Lutcher is a town located in St. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is a high-precision atomic time standard. ... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Saint James can refer to the following: Several men mentioned in the New Testament, whose various epithets and euphemisms cause some uncertainties: James, son of Zebedee, an apostle, brother of John the Apostle; also called Saint James the Great. ... A parish is a type of administrative subdivision. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) de jure: none de facto: English & French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans [1] Area  Ranked 31st  - Total 51,885 sq mi (134,382 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 16  - Latitude 29°N to 33°N  - Longitude 89°W... A parish seat is the administrative center of a parish in the US state of Louisiana. ... Convent is a town located in St. ...

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Geography

The parish has a total area of 668 km² (258 mi²). 637 km² (246 mi²) of it is land and 30 km² (12 mi²) of it (4.52%) is water. Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Major Highways

Image File history File links I-10. ... Interstate 10, a major transcontinental Interstate Highway in the Southern U.S., runs across the south part of the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... Image File history File links US_90. ... United States Highway 90 is an east-west United States highway. ... Image File history File links LA_18. ... Louisiana Highway 18 (LA 18) is a state highway in Louisiana. ... Louisiana Highway 20 (LA 20) is a state highway that serves Terrebonne Parish, Lafourche Parish, and St. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Louisiana Highway 70 (LA 70) is a state highway in Louisiana that serves St. ...

Adjacent parishes

Ascension Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... St. ... Lafourche Parish is a parish located in the south of the state of Louisiana. ... Assumption Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ...

History

St. James is one of the state's nineteen original parishes, created by act of the territorial legislature, March 31, 1807. The original seat of government was the community of St. James, on the west bank of the Mississippi, but this was moved in 1869 to what is now Convent, on the east bank. March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... Year 1807 (MDCCCVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Convent is a town located in St. ...


St. James is part of the German Coast. River Parishes Main building at Laura Creole planation, 2002 photograph The River Parishes are those parishes in Louisiana between New Orleans and Baton Rouge that span both banks of the Mississippi River, and are officially part of the Acadiana region. ...


Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 21,216 people, 6,992 households, and 5,551 families residing in the parish. The population density was 33/km² (86/mi²). There were 7,605 housing units at an average density of 12/km² (31/mi²). The racial makeup of the parish was 49.99% White, 49.38% Black, 0.09% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 0.37% from two or more races. 0.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 93.78% of the population spoke only English at home, while 4.97% spoke French or Cajun French[1]. 1870 US Census for New York City 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 encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Cajun French is one of three varieties or dialects of the French language spoken primarily in the U.S. state of Louisiana, specifically in the southern parishes. ...


There were 6,992 households out of which 38.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.30% were married couples living together, 19.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.60% were non-families. 18.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.43. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the parish the population was spread out with 29.50% under the age of 18, 9.80% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, and 11.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.40 males.


The median income for a household in the parish was $35,277, and the median income for a family was $41,751. Males had a median income of $37,487 versus $21,712 for females. The per capita income for the parish was $14,381. 20.70% of the population and 18.00% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 27.70% are under the age of 18 and 15.10% are 65 or older. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ...


Other Facts

St. James is the only cultivation site in the world for Perique tobacco, introduced by an Acadian exile, Pierre Chenet, whose nickname was "Perique." It has been produced by his descendants for nearly two centuries (now covering only a 300 acre (1.2 km²) tract) and is in great demand by large tobacco companies. This article is about the product manufactured from Tobacco plants (Nicotiana spp. ... This article is about the product manufactured from Tobacco plants (Nicotiana spp. ... The Acadians (French: Acadiens) are the descendants of the 17th-century French colonists who settled in Acadia (located on the northern portion of North Americas east coast). ...


Cities and towns

Convent is a town located in St. ... Gramercy is a town located in St. ... Lutcher is a town located in St. ... North Vacherie is a census-designated place located in St. ... South Vacherie is a census-designated place located in St. ...

External links

Coordinates: 30°02′N 90°48′W / 30.03, -90.80 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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- - Saint James History !!!! - - (1199 words)
The original seat of government was in St. James on the west bank of the river, but in 1869 it was changed to the east bank, near the "Convent of the Sacred Heart" and a new courthouse was erected.
James Parish is bounded by Ascension Parish on the north, St. John the Baptist on the east, Assumption on the west and southwest, and Lafourche on the south.
The land of the parish is chiefly alluvial withsome wooded lowlands and coast marshes, representing an area of 165,760 acres.
Saint James Parish, Louisiana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (483 words)
The parish seat is Convent and As of 2000, the population was 21,216.
James is one of the state's nineteen original parishes, created by act of the territorial legislature, March 31, 1807.
James is the only cultivation site in the world for Perique tobacco, introduced by an Acadian exile, Pierre Chenet, whose nickname was "Perique." It has been produced by his descendants for nearly two centuries (now covering only a 300 acre (1.2 km²) tract) and is in great demand by large tobacco companies.
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