Metairie, LA Profile: Facts & Data


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Metairie, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Metairie Census Designated Place had a population of 140,137 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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

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


Total Population 140,137
Population in Households 139,735
Population in Familes 105,638
Population in Group Qrtrs 402
Population Density2 6,035
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $54,202
Average Household Income $82,243
Per Capita Income $35,703


Total Housing Units 66,452 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 34,295 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 26,362 (39.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,795 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $238,279
Average Home Value $293,230


Total Households 60,657
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 35,685
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 0.14% 0.17%
Households 0.15% 0.18%
Families -0.18% -0.03%
Median Household Income   0.87%
Per Capita Income   1.41%

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, 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 # 4 99th
Population Density # 3 100th
Diversity Index # 101 79th
Median Household Income # 78 84th
Per Capita Income # 15 97th

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