What is the population of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana?
The population of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana is of 455,466. Jefferson Parish was affected by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 but has rebounded at a more rapid pace than Orleans Parish, seeing as the destruction was not as severe. A population survey released in November 2006 by the Louisiana Recovery Authority put Jefferson at 440,000 residents or 98% of their 2000 U.S. Census totals, currently the largest in the state. Jefferson Parish president Aaron Broussard believes that Jefferson Parish will reach pre-katrina numbers or even exceed those numbers as residents who are still evacuated from New Orleans return to Jefferson Parish to be closer to New Orleans as they wait for federal recovery cash to repair their Orleans Parish homes.