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Jean Lafitte, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Jean Lafitte had a population of 1,713 as of July 1, 2017. 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 29.7512 and longitude -90.1051 in Jefferson Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Jean Lafitte (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jean Lafitte population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Jean Lafitte, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,713
Daytime Population: Workers 333
Daytime Population: Residents 916
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,249
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 1,712
Population in Familes 1,497
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 292
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $51,485
Average Household Income $86,793
Per Capita Income $30,508


Total Housing Units 712 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 494 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 97 (13.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 121 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $177,326
Average Home Value $257,034


Total Households 591
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 467
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.44% -0.84%
Households -1.28% -0.79%
Families -1.5% -0.87%
Median Household Income   9.03%
Per Capita Income   3.73%

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, 2017 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 # 336 29th
Diversity Index # 397 16th
Median Household Income # 117 76th
Per Capita Income # 46 91st

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