Metairie, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Metairie, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Metairie Census Designated Place had a population of 139,506 as of July 1, 2016. Metairie 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 Metairie is located at latitude 29.9978 and longitude -90.1779 in Jefferson Parish. The formal boundaries for the Metairie Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 23.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Jefferson Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Metairie Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403282) 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.

The Metairie Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson Parish.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Metairie: Maiterie, Metairieburgh, Metairieville.

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


Total Population 139,506
Population in Households 139,104
Population in Familes 104,952
Population in Group Qrtrs 402
Population Density1 6,008
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 60,744
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 35,969
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 66,087 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 35,048 (53.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 25,696 (38.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,343 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $228,810
Average Home Value $276,148


Median Household Income $52,864
Average Household Income $79,408
Per Capita Income $34,681
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% 0.15%
Households 0.22% 0.24%
Families -0.11% 0.04%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
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.

Metairie, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Metairie 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 # 4 99th
Population Density1 # 3 100th
Diversity Index2 # 121 75th
Median Household Income # 86 82nd
Per Capita Income # 16 97th

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