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Overview

Plaquemine - known as the City of Hospitality, is proud of its heritage and southern hospitality. It is located along a tributary of the mighty Mississippi River. The earliest map shows Plaquemine as a settlement in 1775. It took its name from then Indian word Plakemine, which means persimmons. The city became the seat of parish government in 1835 and was incorporated in 1838.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,920
Male Share of the Population43.6%
Female Share of the Population56.4%
Senior Citizens13.6%
Employed Population 16+2,917
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married35.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14%
Median Earnings25+$29,208
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$34,018
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,100

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,417
% Above Poverty Level76.9%
% Below Poverty Level23.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone28.4%
Median Gross Rent$696
Median House Value$124,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)47.9%
African16.9%
French Except Basque14.4%
Italian6%
German5.3%
Irish4.2%
English2.3%
Canadian1.4%
Turkish0.2%
Russian0.2%
Polish0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Arab0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Plaquemine Almanac

CategoryValue
County Iberville Parish
Standard Zip Codes70764
P.O. Box Zip Codes70765
Phone Area Codes225
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.28
Approximate Longitude-91.24

Plaquemine Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLSU BEN HUR FARM
Distance6.7 miles
Jan Temp40 to 60 F
Apr Temp55 to 78 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip61.4 inches
StationBRUSLY 2 W
Distance6.8 miles
Jan Temp38 to 61 F
Apr Temp55 to 77 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp54 to 80 F
Annual Precip62.7 inches
StationJEANERETTE 5 NW
Distance37.2 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Addis4,420$79,702
Baton Rouge228,694$51,911
Brusly2,675$101,667
Port Allen5,123$52,580
St. Gabriel6,984$56,875
White Castle2,292$32,000

Plaquemine Public Libraries

Iberville Parish
24605 J. GERALD BERRET BLVD.
Plaquemine, Louisiana
(225) 687-2520

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Plaquemine Hospitals

M M O Rehabilitation And Wellness Center
59215 River West Drive
(225) 687-8100

Plaquemine Public Schools

Crescent Elementary/junior High School
62575 Bayou Road
ZIP: 70764
(225) 659-2437
Primary
Total Enrollment 535
Iberville Charter Academy
24360 Enterprise Blvd.
ZIP: 70764
(225) 205-6392
Primary
Total Enrollment 274
Iberville Elementary School
58650 Iron Farm Road
ZIP: 70764
(225) 687-2217
Primary
Total Enrollment 1077
Plaquemine Senior High School
59595 Belleview Drive
ZIP: 70764
(225) 687-6367
High
Total Enrollment 1363

Plaquemine Private Schools

St John Elementary School
58645 Saint Clement Ave
ZIP: 70764
Elementary
Total Enrollment 286
St John High School
24250 Regina St
ZIP: 70764
Secondary
Total Enrollment 152
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