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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.

People

Total Population 6,993
Male Share of the Population 45%
Female Share of the Population 55%
Senior Citizens 14%
Employed Population 16+ 2,975
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 37.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,232
% Above Poverty Level 77.4%
% Below Poverty Level 22.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 29.6%
Median Gross Rent $660
Median House Value $118,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 54%
US/American 0%
English 3.1%
Irish 5.5%

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

Plaquemine Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles SW of Baton Rouge, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 73 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Iberville
Standard Zip Codes 70764
P.O. Box Zip Codes 70765
Phone Area Codes 225
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.288
Longitude -91.234

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)

Station LSU BEN HUR FARM
Distance 6.7 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 60 F
Apr Temp 55 to 78 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 61.4 inches
Station BRUSLY 2 W
Distance 6.8 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 61 F
Apr Temp 55 to 77 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 54 to 80 F
Annual Precip 62.7 inches
Station JEANERETTE 5 NW
Distance 37.2 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Addis 4,194 $62,796
Baton Rouge 229,186 $50,939
Brusly 2,653 $87,292
Port Allen 5,137 $52,774
St. Gabriel 6,872 $57,222
White Castle 2,241 $31,875

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

Plaquemine Public Libraries

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

RIVER WEST MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
59355 RIVER WEST DRIVE
(225) 687-9222
Emergency Service: Yes

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Plaquemine High Schools

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PLAQUEMINE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
59595 BELLEVIEW DRIVE
225-687-6367
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 688 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

IBERVILLE PARISH OPTIONAL EDUCATION CENTER
58060 PLAQUEMINE STREET
225-687-7066
A Non-traditional School
Serves 44 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3.1

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