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Jennings, Louisiana
(Jefferson Davis Parish)

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The location of Jennings

Welcome to Jennings ...

The city of Jennings is located in Jefferson Davis Parish and is the Parish Seat for Jefferson Davis Parish.

The location of Jennings has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Jennings has a population of 9,940 people<2> (see below for details).

Jennings is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Jennings lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Jennings: (337)

The ZIP code for Jennings: 70546<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jennings had a population of 10,383 people (or 32.86% of the total population of Jefferson Davis Parish). This makes Jennings the parish's most populous community.

The population of Jennings represents 0.23% of the population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 34th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 10,383 people, the population of Jennings decreased 5.49% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 10,986 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Jennings had an population of 9,940 people. This is a decrease of 4.27% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.52% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Jennings.

Communities near Jennings ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Crowley   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the East (E) of Jennings

Located in Acadia Parish

Welsh   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) of Jennings

Lake Arthur   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of Jennings

Basile   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) of Jennings

Located in Evangeline Parish

Iota   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Jennings

Located in Acadia Parish

Gueydan   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Jennings

Located in Vermilion Parish

Elton   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) of Jennings

Estherwood   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) of Jennings

Located in Acadia Parish

Morse   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Jennings

Located in Acadia Parish

Fenton   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Jennings

To learn more about neighboring communities and parishes, please visit the Nearby Page for Jennings.

Communities Also Named Jennings ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Louisiana communities named Jennings: This one is located in Jefferson Davis Parish and the other is located in Calcasieu Parish.

Beyond Louisiana, there are 21 communities that are also named Jennings - they are located in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland (2), Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Jennings.

Websites for Jennings ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jennings. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Jennings. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jennings.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Jennings:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jennings ...

Looking for more information about Jennings? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Jennings, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Jennings.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jennings.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jennings - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Jennings). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Jennings or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Jennings) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Jennings. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Jennings

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jennings. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.2233, Longitude: -92.6582     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jennings have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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