Marrero, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Marrero, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Marrero Census Designated Place had a population of 32,888 as of July 1, 2015. Marrero ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Marrero is located at latitude 29.8862 and longitude -90.1133 in Jefferson Parish. 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. Jefferson Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Marrero Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403256) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Marrero population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Marrero: Ames Plantation, Amesville.

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Marrero, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 32,888
Population in Households 32,596
Population in Familes 27,203
Population in Group Qrtrs 292
Population Density1 4,144
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 12,262
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 8,556
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,252 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,659 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,603 (34.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 990 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $125,007
Average Home Value $135,636


Median Household Income $34,670
Average Household Income $47,659
Per Capita Income $17,887
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.15% 0.01%
Households 0.07% 0.06%
Families -0.16% -0.13%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   2.33%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 23 95th
Median Household Income # 330 30th
Per Capita Income # 354 25th

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