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The Louisiana state capital is Baton Rouge.

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The population of Jefferson is approximately 11,843 (2000), 11193 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,816 (2000), 5257 (2010).

The amount of land area in Jefferson is 16.806 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Jefferson is 2.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 2.139 sq kilometers.
The distance from Jefferson to Washington DC is 998 miles. The distance to the Louisiana state capital is 67 miles. (as the crow flies)
Jefferson is positioned 29.95 degrees north of the equator and 90.17 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Jefferson elevation is 5 feet above sea level.
Jefferson per capita income is $19,245 (2000).
Jefferson median income is $34,900 (2005).

The Jefferson median home price is $132,100 (2005).

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Jefferson location: in southeastern Louisiana, about seven miles from New Orleans and about three miles from Metairie. Other nearby communities include Elmwood, Bridge City, Harahan, River Ridge, Westwego, Avondale and Waggaman.

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The geography for Jefferson is mostly land with some water area. The western portion of Jefferson was lost to Elmwood during the 2000 census.

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Jefferson history:

A monument from the Civil War, Camp Parapet, is located here. The only remaining building is the powder magazine of the Confederate outpost on the Mississippi River.
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