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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,526
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens16.6%
Employed Population 16+1,702
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married39.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.2%
Median Earnings25+$21,557
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$13,347
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,794

Wealth

Median Family Income$33,158
% Above Poverty Level69.8%
% Below Poverty Level30.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone23.8%
Median Gross Rent$663
Median House Value$54,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)64.7%
French Except Basque3.9%
German3.3%
African2%
Canadian1.4%
English1.4%
Italian0.9%
Norwegian0.6%
Welsh0.4%
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Jeanerette Almanac

CategoryValue
County Iberia Parish
Standard Zip Codes70544
Phone Area Codes337
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.91
Approximate Longitude-91.67

Jeanerette Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationJEANERETTE 5 NW
Distance4.2 miles
Jan Temp41 to 61 F
Apr Temp57 to 77 F
Jul Temp73 to 90 F
Oct Temp57 to 79 F
Annual Precip62.2 inches
StationNEW IBERIA
Distance8.8 miles
Jan Temp41 to 61 F
Apr Temp58 to 78 F
Jul Temp73 to 91 F
Oct Temp59 to 80 F
Annual Precip60.8 inches
StationLAFAYETTE REG AP
Distance27.7 miles
Jan Temp42 to 62 F
Apr Temp58 to 78 F
Jul Temp74 to 91 F
Oct Temp58 to 81 F
Annual Precip62.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Baldwin2,283$37,269
Delcambre2,273$48,250
Franklin7,339$39,871
Loreauville756$47,500
New Iberia30,717$49,335
St. Martinville6,096$34,706

Jeanerette Public Schools

Chitimacha Day School
3613 Chitimacha Trail
ZIP: 70544
(337) 923-9960
Primary
Jeanerette Elementary School
600 Ira Street
ZIP: 70544
(337) 276-6355
Primary
Total Enrollment 215
Jeanerette Senior High School
8217 East Old Spanish Trail
ZIP: 70544
(337) 276-6038
High
Total Enrollment 464
St. Charles Street Elementary School
1921 St. Charles Street
ZIP: 70544
(337) 276-9712
Primary
Total Enrollment 360
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