Marrero, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Marrero, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Marrero Census Designated Place had a population of 32,898 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

The Marrero Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson Parish.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Marrero: Ames Plantation, Amesville.

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


Total Population 32,898
Daytime Population: Workers 7,566
Daytime Population: Residents 19,278
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 26,844
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 32,606
Population in Familes 27,197
Population in Group Qrtrs 292
Population Density2 4,145
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $37,749
Average Household Income $52,286
Per Capita Income $19,764


Total Housing Units 13,310 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,578 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,717 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,015 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $144,023
Average Home Value $150,838


Total Households 12,295
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 8,529
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 -0.1% 0.01%
Households 0.09% 0.12%
Families -0.16% -0.04%
Median Household Income   0.53%
Per Capita Income   2.25%

Marrero, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Marrero 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 # 12 98th
Population Density # 8 99th
Diversity Index # 25 95th
Median Household Income # 269 43rd
Per Capita Income # 330 31st

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