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Jean Lafitte, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Jean Lafitte had a population of 1,695 as of July 1, 2016. Jean Lafitte ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Jean Lafitte is located at latitude 29.7512 and longitude -90.1051 in Jefferson Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Jean Lafitte (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0.36 sq. miles. Jefferson Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Town of Jean Lafitte (GNIS ID: 2405908) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Jean Lafitte is located within Parish Governing Authority District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jean Lafitte population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Jean Lafitte, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,695
Population in Households 1,694
Population in Familes 1,483
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 289
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 585
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 464
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 712 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 487 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 98 (13.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 127 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $169,277
Average Home Value $234,785


Median Household Income $51,484
Average Household Income $86,650
Per Capita Income $30,469
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.83% -1.16%
Households -1.65% -1.01%
Families -1.84% -1.15%
Median Household Income   -0.26%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Jean Lafitte, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jean Lafitte to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 225 53rd
Population Density1 # 339 29th
Diversity Index2 # 398 16th
Median Household Income # 96 80th
Per Capita Income # 44 91st

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