Jennings, LA
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Jennings is a somewhat small city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 10,180 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Jennings is the 46th largest community in Louisiana.

Unlike some cities, Jennings isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Jennings are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Jennings is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Jennings who work in sales jobs (16.00%), office and administrative support (11.82%), and management occupations (7.99%).

Being a small city, Jennings does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of people in Jennings with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.00% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Jennings in 2010 was $19,341, which is middle income relative to Louisiana, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,364 for a family of four. However, Jennings contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Jennings is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Jennings home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jennings residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Jennings include German, French Canadian, Acadian/Cajun, and Irish.

The most common language spoken in Jennings is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.