Jennings, Louisiana Population 2024

9,184

Jennings is a city located in Jefferson Davis Parish Louisiana. Jennings has a 2024 population of 9,184. It is also the county seat of Jefferson Davis Parish.Jennings is currently declining at a rate of -2.18% annually and its population has decreased by -6.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,813 in 2020.

The average household income in Jennings is $62,566 with a poverty rate of 21.45%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Jennings is 37.1 years, 35.6 years for males, and 42.3 years for females.

Jennings Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Jennings was:

  • White: 65.8%
  • Black or African American: 25.19%
  • Two or more races: 7.65%
  • Other race: 1.12%
  • Native American: 0.24%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
10.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
882.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-6.41% (-629)
The current population of Jennings, Louisiana is 9,184 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 9,813.

Jennings, Louisiana Population 2024

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Jennings Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,46165.8%
Black or African American2,47325.19%
Two or more races7517.65%
Other race1101.12%
Native American240.24%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Jennings Population by Race

Jennings Population Pyramid 2024

Jennings Median Age

37.1

Total

35.6

Male

42.3

Female

Jennings Adults

There are 7,161 adults, (2,202 of whom are seniors) in Jennings.

Jennings Age Dependency

98

Age Dependency Ratio

44.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

53.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Jennings Sex Ratio

Female5,09751.91%
Male4,72248.09%

Jennings Population by Age

Jennings Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,0402.3466.633.4
Married1,6632.8381.218.8
Non Family1,5111.095347
Female6013.5658.741.3
Male2653.669.430.6
showing: 5 rows

2.94

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

66.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Jennings Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Jennings Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jennings Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

Jennings Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,333

Average Earnings

$55,328

Average Male

$27,950

Average Female

Jennings Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jennings Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Jennings Language

91.32% of Jennings residents speak only English, while 8.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 7.68% of the population.

Jennings Language

Jennings Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,2011,11417.96%
Black2,31174132.06%
Hispanic26212246.56%
Multiple7519412.52%
Other1106760.91%
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21.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.44%

Male Poverty Rate

25.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jennings

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jennings is Other, with 60.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jennings is Multiple, with 12.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.42%.

Jennings Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.14%
High School21.29%
Some College8.51%
Bachelors or Greater4.17%
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Jennings Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed38.78%
Female Employed20.44%
Male Unemployed6.74%
Male Employed6.16%
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Jennings Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jennings Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Jennings Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.5%

Male Marriage Rate

39.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Jennings Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Jennings Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Jennings Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Jennings Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

489

Number of Veterans

445

Male Veterans

44

Female Veterans

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Jennings Veterans by War

count

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Jennings Veterans by Age

count

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Jennings Veterans by Race

Jennings Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jennings Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

49.3%

Labor Force Participation

46.8%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Jennings Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Jennings Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Jennings Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

86.39%

Born in Jennings

99.3%

Native Born

0.7%

Foreign Born

0.44%

Non Citizen

0.26%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.3% of Jennings residents were born in the United States, with 86.39% having been born in Louisiana. 0.44% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Jennings Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20298,159-205-2.45%
20288,364-205-2.39%
20278,569-205-2.34%
20268,774-205-2.28%
20258,979-205-2.23%
20249,184-205-2.18%
20239,389-205-2.14%
20229,594-205-2.09%
20219,799-14-0.14%
20209,813120.12%
20199,801-108-1.09%
20189,909-74-0.74%
20179,983-48-0.48%
201610,031-82-0.81%
201510,113-4-0.04%
201410,117-8-0.08%
201310,125-98-0.96%
201210,223-83-0.81%
201110,306-60-0.58%
201010,366-620-5.64%
200010,986-319-2.82%
199011,305-1,096-8.84%
198012,4016185.24%
197011,783-104-0.87%
196011,8872,22423.02%
19509,6632,32031.59%
19407,3433,30781.94%
19304,0362125.54%
19203,824-101-2.57%
19103,9252,425161.67%
19001,500
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Jennings Population by Year