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Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

US county information
NameJefferson Parish
Largest cityKenner
US Area
Total Area642 sq mi (1662.8 km2)
Land Area307 sq mi (795.1 km2)
Water Area336 sq mi (870.2 km2)
Population432552 (2010)
Density572.4/km2 (1483/sq mi)
Named forPresident Thomas Jefferson
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Jefferson Parish (French: Paroisse de Jefferson) is a parish in Louisiana, United States that includes most of the suburbs of New Orleans. The seat of parish government is Gretna.

According to the 2010 census, Jefferson had a population of 432,552. Metropolitan New Orleans, a seven-parish area which includes Jefferson, is the largest metropolitan area in the state. Jefferson Parish is considered part of the Greater New Orleans Area. Jefferson Parish was less affected by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and has rebounded at a more rapid pace than neighboring Orleans Parish. A population estimate conducted in July 2007 by the Louisiana Recovery Authority put Jefferson at 440,339 residents, or 98% of its 2000 total, making it in 2007 the most populous parish in the state. As of the 2010 census, East Baton Rouge Parish is the most populous parish in Louisiana.

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