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Jennings, Louisiana
(Jefferson Davis Parish)

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Welcome to Jennings ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Jennings has a population of 10,118 people<1> (see below for details).

Jennings is near sea level<2>.

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

Jennings is within the (337) area code.

The ZIP code for Jennings: 70546<3>

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 total 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 (with a count of 10,986 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Jennings had an population of 10,118 people. This is a decrease of 2.55% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.9% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Jennings ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Jennings and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2016
Basile   [Map]   1,812   N   18 miles [29 km]
Crowley   [Map]   13,060   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Elton   [Map]   1,130   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Estherwood   [Map]   977   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Fenton   [Map]   371   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Gueydan   [Map]   1,404   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jennings. We make it easy to see an overhead 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:

Websites for Jennings ...

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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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Jennings, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Jennings.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Jennings. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About Jefferson Davis Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>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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<3>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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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Jennings. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Jennings

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jennings. The point that we are using 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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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Jennings.