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There are 331 USDA backed residential loans in Jefferson parish with an average loan balance of $132,290. Over 93% of the loans helped first time home buyers. Borrowers were an average age of 37 years old. The typical appraised home value was around $133,887. On average the rural home size purchased with this loan was approximately 1,467 SqFt.

The size of Jefferson Parish is roughly 1,358 square kilometers. USDA defined regions of rural loan ineligibility in Jefferson cover 135 square kilometers of the parish. Approximately 10.0% of Jefferson Parish is ineligible for traditional USDA home loans. The influence score for Jefferson Parish is 1. Look below for the interactive parish level map illustration below for more details.

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*Avondale   •   *Barataria   •   Bassa Bassa   •   Bissonet Plaza   •   Bonnabel Place   •   *Bridge City   •   Bucktown   •   Coverdale   •   Crown Point   •   Elmwood   •   *Estelle   •   *Grand Isle   •   *Gretna   •   Harahan   •   *Harvey   •   Indian Beach   •   *Jean Lafitte   •   Jefferson   •   Kennedy Heights   •   Kenner   •   *Lafitte   •   Live Oak Manor   •   *Marrero   •   Metairie   •   Metairie Terrace   •   River Ridge   •   Shrewsbury   •   South Kenner   •   Southport   •   *Terrytown   •   *Timberlane   •   *Waggaman   •   Walkertown   •   Westgate   •   *Westwego   •   Willowdale   •   Willswood   •   *Woodmere

A USDA loan is a mortgage option available to eligible homebuyers that is sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture to promote homeownership in rural communities. USDA Loans, sometimes called "RD Loans," offer 100% financing options on eligible rural properties. USDAProperties can help you find USDA properties in Jefferson Parish.

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Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
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Jefferson Parish, located in the great state of Louisiana, was originally established on February 11, 1825. Named after Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States and the primary author of the Declaration of Independence, the parish was formed by splitting from the larger Orleans Parish. Jefferson Parish is part of the New Orleans-Metairie Metropolitan Statistical Area, making it an integral piece of the region.

The parish's history is deeply intertwined with the Mississippi River, which serves as its eastern border. The development of the region was significantly influenced by its strategic location as one of the key transportation routes in the southern United States. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the area was primarily rural with swamps, plantations, and small villages scattered throughout. Over time, Jefferson Parish evolved into a diverse and bustling community, with cities like Metairie, Kenner, and Gretna forming important hubs of commerce and industry in the region.

During the early 20th century, the construction of the Huey P. Long Bridge, which spans the Mississippi River, marked a significant development in the growth of Jefferson Parish. Opened in 1935, the bridge serves as a vital transportation route for both freight and commuter trains, as well as vehicular traffic. The bridge's completion further integrated the communities of Jefferson Parish with New Orleans, facilitating increased economic opportunities and expansion for both areas.

A fun fact about Jefferson Parish is that it is home to the annual Gretna Heritage Festival, which takes place in the city of Gretna, the Parish seat. Drawing in around 100,000 attendees every year, the festival showcases the region's rich history, local cuisine, and arts and crafts, while also featuring live music across multiple stages with renowned national and regional acts.

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