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Marrero, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Marrero Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Jefferson Parish at latitude 29.8862 and longitude -90.1133. Jefferson Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3 feet.

The formal official name is the Marrero Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Marrero, Louisiana.

The U5 Census Class Code for Marrero indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Marrero Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.59 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Marrero: Ames Plantation, Amesville.

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Marrero, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 32,749
Population in Households 32,457
Population in Familes 27,142
Population in Group Qrtrs 292
Population Density1 4,126
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 12,198
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 8,508
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,232 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,643 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,555 (34.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,034 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $120,085
Average Home Value $128,876


Median Household Income $35,773
Average Household Income $49,251
Per Capita Income $18,464
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.28% -0.05%
Households -0.04% 0.01%
Families -0.33% -0.15%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
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.


Marrero, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Marrero to the other 473 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 12 98th
Population Density1 # 8 99th
Diversity Index2 # 22 96th
Median Household Income # 298 37th
Per Capita Income # 332 30th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.