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Jean Lafitte, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Jean Lafitte had a population of 1,707 as of July 1, 2018. 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 29.736 and longitude -90.1267 in Jefferson Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Jean Lafitte 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.

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Jean Lafitte, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,707
Population in Households 1,705
Population in Familes 1,496
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 291
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $57,806
Average Household Income $97,827
Per Capita Income $34,269


Total Housing Units 712 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 482 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 105 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 125 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $178,237
Average Home Value $283,836


Total Households 587
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 464
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -1.31% -0.82%
Households -1.21% -0.73%
Families -1.39% -0.88%
Median Household Income   4.74%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

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, 2018 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 # 222 53rd
Population Density # 338 29th
Diversity Index # 396 17th
Median Household Income # 51 89th
Per Capita Income # 19 96th

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