Picayune is the largest city in Pearl River County, United States. The population was 10,878 at the 2010 census. Picayune was added to the New Orleans metropolitan area in 2014; the city is located 45 miles from New Orleans and Gulfport-Biloxi. The Stennis Space Center is 10 miles away. Picayune was incorporated in 1904, purportedly named by Eliza Jane Poitevent Nicholson in 1884, the owner and publisher of the New Orleans Daily Picayune, a newspaper named for the Spanish coin; the post office contains a mural, Lumber Regions of Mississippi, painted by Donald H. Robertson in 1940. Federally commissioned murals were produced from 1934 to 1943 in the United States through the Section of Painting and Sculpture called the Section of Fine Arts, of the Treasury Department. While Picayune received extensive damage from Hurricane Katrina, it was not as severe as in other nearby cities; this has caused it to become the permanent home for many who relocated from the New Orleans area and from the Mississippi Gulf Coast – who were seeking a safer home site with easy commuting to those areas.
The bulk of the Katrina damage in Picayune was caused by high winds, as the eye wall passed over the city. This resulted in widespread roof and fence damage; the wind caused hundreds, if not thousands, of downed trees – and power outages of up to a few weeks. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.8 square miles, of which 11.8 square miles is land and 0.04 square miles is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 10,535 people, 4,100 households, 2,865 families residing in the city; the population density was 895.6 people per square mile. There were 4,568 housing units at an average density of 388.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 62.02% White, 35.92% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, 1.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.15% of the population. There were 4,100 households out of which 31.8% had a children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.0% were married couples living together, 20.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.1% were non-families.
26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.06. In the city, the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.2 males. The median income for a household in the city is $26,958, the median income for a family was $33,260. Males had a median income of $31,438 versus $20,035 for females; the per capita income for the city was $15,798. About 18.9% of families and 20.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.2% of those under age 18 and 17.6% of those age 65 or over. The City of Picayune is served by the Picayune School District. Picayune Junior High School serves as the middle school for grades 7 and 8.
Picayune Memorial High School is the local high school. The school's mascot is the Maroon Tide; the Center of Alternate Education is located in Picayune. Nicholson Elementary Roseland Park Elementary South Side Elementary West Side Elementary Picayune's local newspaper is the Picayune Item; the local radio station is WRJW 1320-AM. Television and Radio stations of New Orleans and Biloxi/Gulfport listening areas are part of Picayune area; the United States Postal Service operates the Picayune Post Office. There is a mural made by the Works Progress Administration but subsequent renovations covered up the mural with new paint. Amtrak's Crescent train connects Picayune with the cities of New York, Baltimore, Charlotte, Atlanta and New Orleans; the Amtrak station is situated at 100 South U. S. Route 11. There is daily service in each direction. U. S. 11 is the main highway through Picayune. Interstate 59 connects Picayune with New Orleans, LA, to the south and Hattiesburg, MS, Meridian, MS, Birmingham, AL, to the north.
Mississippi Highway 43 is the main connection to and from the east, connecting to Interstate 10 near Kiln, MS. Picayune Municipal Airport has a 5,000 ft runway and is a popular destination for private fixed-wing and rotary aircraft visiting the New Orleans area. Rental car and limousine services are available. Norfolk Southern Railway U. S. Route 11 Mississippi Highway 43 Interstate 59 The Margaret Reed Crosby Memorial Library serves Picayune and is the headquarters of the Pearl River County Library System. Jonathan Bender, professional basketball player T. J. House, professional baseball player Rhyne Hughes, professional baseball player Michael Holloway Perronne, writer Matt Riser, College Baseball Coach Shelby Smyth, Sprillebrity Crosby Arboretum Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge Stennis Space Center
St. Charles Parish, Louisiana
St. Charles Parish is a parish located in the U. S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 52,780; the parish seat is Hahnville. The parish was formed in 1807, following the Louisiana Purchase by the United States in 1803, it was part of the German Coast, an area along the east bank of the Mississippi River, settled by numerous German pioneers in the 1720s. This was an area of sugarcane plantations; the parish includes territory on both sides of the river. St. Charles Parish is included in LA Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the parish has a total area of 411 square miles, of which 279 square miles is land and 132 square miles is water. Interstate 10 Future Interstate 49 Interstate 310 U. S. Highway 61 U. S. Highway 90 Louisiana Highway 18 Louisiana Highway 3127 Louisiana Highway 48 Jefferson Parish Lafourche Parish St. John the Baptist Parish St. Charles Parish is governed by an executive branch and legislative branch; the executive branch is headed by the elected Parish President.
The legislative branch consists of an elected nine-member council. The parish is divided into seven single-member districts, each of, represented by an elected district council member. In addition, two at-large seats are elected on a parish-wide basis; the at-large seats are divided into a "B" seat. The "A" seat representative must be a resident of the parish's east bank while the "B" seat must be held by a resident of the west bank; the last parish council election was in October 2015. Members of the St. Charles Parish Council as of September 2015: As of the census of 2000, there were 48,072 people, 16,422 households, 13,088 families residing in the parish; the population density was 170 people per square mile. There were 17,430 housing units at an average density of 62 per square mile; the racial makeup of the parish was 72.40% White, 25.23% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.64% from other races, 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.80% of the population.
There were 16,422 households out of which 43.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.40% were married couples living together, 14.70% had a female householder with no husband present, 20.30% were non-families. 16.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.40% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.27. In the parish the population was spread out with 30.30% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 31.40% from 25 to 44, 21.00% from 45 to 64, 9.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.70 males. The median income for a household in the parish was $45,139, the median income for a family was $50,562. Males had a median income of $40,651 versus $24,780 for females; the per capita income for the parish was $19,054. About 9.30% of families and 11.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.20% of those under age 18 and 12.40% of those age 65 or over.
St. Charles Parish Public Schools operates public schools. There are no incorporated communities in St. Charles Parish. Darren Barbier, former head football coach at Nicholls State University Alfred Blue, Boutte, NFL running back LaRon Byrd, Hahnville, NFL wide receiver Mutt Carey, jazz trumpeter whose family moved to New Orleans when he was a child Joel Chaisson, State Senate President from 2008 to 2012 Dana "Pokey" Chatman, Ama, WNBA Indiana Fever head coach, former LSU women's basketball coach Barbara Colley, Luling and romance novelist Burnell Dent, St. Rose, NFL linebacker Jean Noel Destréhan, Destrehan, U. S. Senator Jesse Duplantis, televangelist Hoffman Franklin Fuller, professor-emeritus at Tulane University Law School Michael Hahn, Hahnville, 19th Governor of Louisiana and U. S. Representative Shelley Hennig, Destrehan and St. Rose and Miss Teen USA Curtis Johnson, St. Rose, head football coach at Tulane University and NFL assistant coach Damaris Johnson, Norco, NFL wide receiver Dawan Landry, Ama, NFL safety LaRon Landry, Ama, NFL safety.
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Slidell is a city on the northeast shore of Lake Pontchartrain in St. Tammany Parish, United States; the population was 27,068 at the 2010 census. Greater Slidell has a population of about 90,000, it is part of the New Orleans−Metairie−Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area. One of the earlier settlers to the area was Foster Willie. Along with a younger brother, Wesley Coke Asbury Gause, Judge Wingate, several others, he left Shallotte, North Carolina, on February 18, arrived at Pearlington, Mississippi, on April 14, 1836. Wesley and his family remained there, while John and family crossed the Pearl River and built a log cabin on the west bank, a little further south, he began a lumber mill in the fledgling town known as Slidell. His traveling back and forth from lumber yard to home created a road known today as Gause Boulevard, a major east/west street in the town; the lumber yard was. The log cabin was built just a few yards from the river; the house stood until the late 1990s, a small family burial plot still remains where John is buried between his two wives, Lydia Russ and Johanna Frederica VanHeemskerk.
Slidell was founded on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain in 1882 and 1883 during construction of the New Orleans and Northeastern Railroad. The N. O. N. E. Line connected New Orleans to Mississippi; the town was named in honor of American politician and Confederate ambassador to France John Slidell, father-in-law of real estate developer Baron Frederic Emile d'Erlanger, chartered by the Louisiana State Legislature in 1888. Around 1910, Slidell began a period of industrial growth. A large creosote plant was built, Slidell became home to the Fritz Salmen Brickyard, a major producer of bricks named St. Joe Brick. A lumber mill and shipyard were built. Following the construction of Interstate 10, Interstate 59, Interstate 12, Slidell became a major crossroads for those traversing the Gulf States. In 1915, the creosote plant burned to the ground, killing 3 firefighters; the plant was rebuilt on Bayou Lane, closer to a fire station. Creosote polluted the bayou, a source of drinking water for many of Slidell's residents.
The creosote plant became an EPA Superfund site. The canal was dredged and waste incinerated until completion of the cleanup in 1996. At that time a boat launch was built and Heritage Park was constructed on the former site. With the advent of the U. S. space program in the 1960s, NASA opened the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, the John C. Stennis Space Center in nearby Bay St. Louis, a NASA computer center on Gause Boulevard; this nearly tripled Slidell's population over ten years, the city became a major suburb of New Orleans. The National Weather Service forecast office for the New Orleans and Baton Rouge area is in Slidell. Slidell is the headquarters of Vesco Tennis Courts, a held firm specializing in construction of hard surfaces for outdoor sports facilities; the city hosts. In 2005, Slidell suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Katrina, as the storm made final landfall on the morning of August 29; the municipal area is about 2 miles inland, parts of the city experienced a storm surge in excess of 10 feet.
The unincorporated areas of St. Tammany Parish, to the south and east called Slidell, experienced a storm surge of 13 to 16 feet. Slidell has an elevation of 13 feet, it is in southeastern St. Tammany Parish, located 3 miles north of Lake Pontchartrain. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.2 square miles, of which 14.8 square miles is land and 0.35 square miles, or 2.39%, is water. Slidell has a humid subtropical climate, with short mild winters and hot, humid summers. Precipitation in winter accompanies the passage of a cold front. Hurricanes pose a threat to the area, the city is vulnerable because of its low elevation. According to the 2010 US Census, 27,068 people, 10,050 households, 7,145 families. Live in the city; the racial makeup of the city was 76.0% White, 17.0% African American, 0.5% Native American, 1.6% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 2.7% from other races, 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 6.3% of the population.
Of the 10,050 households, 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.9% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.13. In the city, the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 19, 6% from 20 to 24, 26% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, 14% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.3 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.1 males. There were 11,155 housing units, of which 7,226 were owner-occupied, 2,824 were renter-occupied; the homeowner vacancy rate was 3.6%. 19,170 people lived in owner-occupied housing units and 7,583 people lived in renter-occupied housing units. As of the census of 2000, there were 25,695 people, 9,480 households, 7,157 families residing in the city; the population density was 2,178.5 people per square mile.
There were 10,133 housing units at an aver
Gretna is the second-largest city in and parish seat of Jefferson Parish, United States. Gretna lies on the west bank of the Mississippi River, just east and across the river from uptown New Orleans, it is part of the New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 17,736 at the 2010 census. Gretna is located at 29°54′59″N 90°3′15″W and has an elevation of 0 feet behind the levee along the Mississippi River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.9 square miles, of which 3.5 sq mi is land and 0.4 sq mi is water. Gretna was settled in 1836 as Mechanicsham, growing with a station on the Mississippi River for the Missouri Pacific Railroad and Pacific Railway, Southern Pacific Railroad, with a ferry across the River to New Orleans; the famous spice-maker Zatarain's was founded here in 1889. Gretna was incorporated in 1913, absorbing the section of McDonogh within the Jefferson Parish boundaries. In the 1940 census, Gretna had a population of 10,879.
The city and its police received considerable press coverage when, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, people who attempted to escape from New Orleans by walking over the Crescent City Connection bridge over the Mississippi River were turned back at gunpoint by City of Gretna Police, along with Crescent City Connection Police and Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies, who set up a roadblock on the bridge in the days following the hurricane. According to eyewitnesses, some officers threatened to shoot those coming from New Orleans as they attempted to cross into Gretna on foot, shots were fired overhead; as of the census of 2010, there were 17,734 people, 6,958 households, 4,286 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,685 people per square mile. There were 7,665 housing units at an average density of 2,082 per square mile; the racial makeup of the city was 48.05% White, 20.43% African American, 1.20% Native American, 8.12% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 4.03% from other races, 2.45% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 24.38% of the population. There were 6,958 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.7% were married couples living together, 19.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.4% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.06. In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 23.8% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was higher than Louisiana's median age of 34.0 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.3 males. The median income for a household in the city was $28,065, the median income for a family was $31,881. Males had a median income of $28,259 versus $21,019 for females; the per capita income for the city was $15,735.
About 20.8% of families and 24.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.7% of those under age 18 and 20.2% of those age 65 or over. The United States Postal Service operates the Gretna Post Office; the city has a police department, established in 1913. In 2016, press reports indicated the local police had arrested 6,566 in 2013; this is a rate about fourteen times that of a typical city. Such arrests may have generated over other revenue for the city. Gretna's public schools are operated by the Jefferson Parish Public Schools system. Schools serving portions of the city limits are in the City of Gretna. Zoned elementary schools serving sections of Gretna include Shirley T. Johnson Gretna Park Elementary School, William Hart Elementary School, McDonogh #26 Elementary School. George Cox Elementary School, which serves a portion of Gretna, is in Timberlane, an unincorporated area. Most residents are zoned to Gretna Middle School, while some are zoned to Livaudais Middle School in Terrytown.
Most residents are zoned to West Jefferson High School in Harvey, an unincorporated area of Jefferson Parish, while some are zoned to Helen Cox High School located in Harvey. In regards to advanced studies academies, residents are zoned to the Gretna Academy. Gretna #2 Academy for Advanced Studies a Pre-5 magnet school and L. W. Ruppel Academy, a 6-8 magnet school, are in Gretna. Thomas Jefferson High School is another magnet school in Gretna. Kate Middleton Elementary in Terrytown served a portion of Gretna. In 2012 Kate Middleton Elementary closed. Milestone Sabis Academy, a K-8 charter school, is in Gretna. Jefferson Parish Library operates the Gretna Public Library in Gretna; the current facility, with more than 5,800 square feet of space, opened on March 17, 2010. The library includes a 1,000-square-foot meeting room; the library is twice the size of the previous 3,000-square-foot facility. In his book "On the Road", author Jack Kerouac mentions Gretna. Portions of the movie "A Love Song for Bobby Long" were filmed in Gretna.
Portions of "Monster's Ball" were filmed in Gretna. Bianca Del Rio, is an American actor, drag queen, insult comedian, costume designer, reality-show personality in RuPaul's Drag Race Joseph Bouie, Jr. member of the Louisiana House of Representatives for District 97 in Orleans Parish since 2014.
Terrytown is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Jefferson Parish, United States. It is on the "Westbank" of the Mississippi River, it is a suburb within the New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 23,319 at the 2010 census. Terrytown was opened to a media tour on March 5, 1960, showcasing the newest of concepts in home construction at the time, with the original homes having all plumbing in one wall; the community was opened to the public and considered founded on March 6, 1960, by subdivision developer Paul Kapelow, who named the town after his first daughter, Terry Kapelow. Terrytown includes a major shopping mall in the New Orleans metropolitan area. Terrytown is located on the eastern edge of Jefferson Parish at 29°54′8″N 90°1′46″W, it is bordered to the northeast by New Orleans in Orleans Parish, to the west by Gretna, to the south by Timberlane, to the southeast by Belle Chasse in Plaquemines Parish. According to the United States Census Bureau, the Terrytown CDP has a total area of 3.72 square miles, of which 3.68 square miles are land and 0.05 square miles, or 1.24%, are water.
Louisiana Highway 23 forms the southwest border of Terrytown, Highway 428 runs through the eastern part of the community. The two main intersecting streets in Terrytown are Terry Parkway, running north and south, Carol Sue Avenue, running east and west; as of the census of 2010, there were 23,320 people, 8,121 households, 6,458 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 6,347 people per square mile. There were 9,401 housing units at an average density of 2,412 per square mile; the racial makeup of the CDP was 34.90% White, 32.80% African American, 0.61% Native American, 10.34% Asian, 0.28% Pacific Islander, 5.82% from other races, 2.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 28.97% of the population. There were 9,344 households out of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 20.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.3% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.19. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, 7.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.9 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $36,897, the median income for a family was $41,963. Males had a median income of $31,421 versus $23,241 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $16,725. About 13.6% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.3% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over. Jefferson Parish Public Schools operates public schools. Geraldine Boudreaux and Terrytown Elementary Schools in Terrytown serve most of Terrytown, while William Hart Elementary, in Gretna, serves a small portion. All residents are zoned to Livaudais Middle School in Terrytown and West Jefferson High School in Harvey.
In regards to advanced studies academies, residents are zoned to the Gretna Academy. Kate Middleton Elementary in Gretna served a portion of Terrytown. Private schools include: Christ the King Catholic Elementary School Stepping Stones Montessori Terrytown Academy Elmwood Park AcademyJefferson Parish Library operates the Terrytown Library; the library is across the street from the Terrytown Playground, shares a parking lot with the Terrytown Golden Age Center, is near Terrytown Elementary. The library first opened on October 9, 1974. In December 2009 the library closed for renovations. Chris Roberts, a parish council member, provided riverboat gaming funds to help renovate the library; the renovated library reopened on September 2010 with a new main entrance. Bryan Adams, former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from District 85 in Jefferson Parish, 2012–2016 Stephen J. Windhorst, state district judge and former member of the Louisiana House City-Data page on Terrytown Key to the City page on Terrytown IDcide page on Terrytown Terrytown Library Manav Tanneeru and Jennifer Pangyanszki, "Rebuilding homes, rebuilding lives: Terrytown residents appraise the damage done".
CNN.com, Sept. 7, 2005. Schools: Livaudais Middle School Elementary schools: Geraldine Boudreaux and Terrytown