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The Town of Jean Lafitte had a population of 1,686 as of July 1, 2021. 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 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, 2021)


Total Population 1,686 (100%)
Population in Households 1,685 (99.9%)
Population in Families 1,470 (87.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 288
Diversity Index2 28


Median Household Income $60,212
Average Household Income $78,116
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $27,534
Wealth Index5 79


Total HU (Housing Units) 712 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 495 (69.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 88 (12.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 128 (18.0%)
Median Home Value $232,143
Average Home Value $253,182
Housing Affordability Index3 157


Total Households 584
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 459
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -1.07% -0.65%
Households -0.93% -0.62%
Families -1.12% -0.71%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   2.79%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.49%

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, 2021 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 # 223 53rd
Population Density # 341 28th
Median Household Income # 87 82nd
Housing Affordability Index # 101 21st
Per Capita Income # 134 72nd
Diversity Index # 393 17th

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