Introduction to Jeanerette, Louisiana

Jeanerette, Louisiana, in Iberia county, is 30 miles SE of Lafayette, Louisiana (center to center) and 95 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city contains a population of approximately 5,997.

Jeanerette History

Jeanerette was named after John W. Jeanerette, who was a native of South Carolina and came to the area in 1830. It was chartered in 1878. The economy of Jeanerette developed due to the growth of its sugar and cypress lumber industries.

Jeanerette and nearby Attractions

  • King Joseph Recreation Center
  • Jeanerette City Park
  • The Jeanerette Bicentenial Park & Museum
  • Church of Christ

Things To Do In Jeanerette

The city is home to many churches like the Mount Calvary Baptist Church and the Church of Christ. King Joseph Recreation Center is an interesting place to visit with one’s family. Recreational facilities are also offered at the Jeanerette City Park. The Jeanerette Bicentenial Park and Museum is also popular as a tourist destination. Every year, the Creole Festival is hosted by the city.

Jeanerette Transportation

Acadiana Regional Airport is the nearest airport.

Jeanerette Higher Education

Higher education institutes near Jeanerette include the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Southern University and A & M College, Nicholls State University, and Southeastern Louisiana University.


Total Population 5,549
Male Share of the Population 52.7%
Female Share of the Population 47.3%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 1,936
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 38.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $35,822
% Above Poverty Level 71.9%
% Below Poverty Level 28.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%


People Living Alone 23.4%
Median Gross Rent $491
Median House Value $57,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 59.3%
US/American 0%
English 1.4%
Irish 0%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Jeanerette Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles SE of Lafayette, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 95 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Iberia
Standard Zip Codes 70544
Phone Area Codes 337
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.91
Longitude -91.663

Jeanerette Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 4.2 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 61 F
Apr Temp 57 to 77 F
Jul Temp 73 to 90 F
Oct Temp 57 to 79 F
Annual Precip 62.2 inches
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 61 F
Apr Temp 58 to 78 F
Jul Temp 73 to 91 F
Oct Temp 59 to 80 F
Annual Precip 60.8 inches
Distance 27.7 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 62 F
Apr Temp 58 to 78 F
Jul Temp 74 to 91 F
Oct Temp 58 to 81 F
Annual Precip 62.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Baldwin 2,236 $34,773
Delcambre 2,232 $46,850
Franklin 7,435 $37,158
Loreauville 722 $52,500
New Iberia 30,782 $50,310
St. Martinville 6,105 $33,929

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Jeanerette High Schools

Serves 377 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.7

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