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Jefferson County, Louisiana Facts

Facts
State Louisiana
Land area 295.6 square miles
Population Density 1,463.1 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 434,767
Population change 0.5%
Under 5 years of age 6.3%
Under 18 22%
65 and over 14.7%
Females 51.4%
White 66.6
Hispanic or Latino of any race 13.4
Asian 4.1%
Two or more races 1.6%
Black or African American 27%
Native American 0.6%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 84%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 23.6%
Veterans 27,133
Households and Housing
Households 167,251
Persons per household 2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more 87.1%
Median household income $48,261
The per capita income $26,908
Live below the poverty line. 16.5%
housing units 188,736
Multi-unit structures 30%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $172,500
Residents owning their homes. 62.5%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 45,343
Women-owned firms 24.9%
Asian-owned firms 5.2%
Hispanic-owned firms 8.4%
Black-owned firms 12.5%
Native American-owned firms 0.6%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $8,106,201
Retail sales per capita $18,409
Manufacturers shipments $2,837,246
Merchant wholesaler sales $6,049,778