Metairie is a community-free settlement in the Jefferson Parish in the US state of Louisiana and suburb of New Orleans. For statistical purposes, the politically inactive place was designated as the Census-designated place (CDP). In 2010, Metairie had 138,481 inhabitants.
|Situation in Louisiana|
|Time zone:||Central (UTC-6/-5)|
- metropolitan area:
|138,481 (status: 2010)|
1.235.650 (status: 2010)
|population density:||2,408.4 inhabitants per km2|
|area:||60.3 km2 (approx. 23 mi2)|
of which 57.5 km2 (approx. 22 mi2) country
|area code:||+1 504|
The original spelling, Métairie, is a French expression of a leased farm that the landowner paid with part of his harvest, as was common in this area in the early nineteenth century.
Metairie is located in eastern Jefferson Parish, bordering New Orleans to the east, connoisseurs to the west, Lake Pontchartrain to the north and Airline Highway to the south. The 17th Street Canal forms the boundary between Metairie and New Orleans.
sport and leisure
Metairie is home to the baseball team New Orleans Zephyrs. The Metairie region is home to numerous leisure parks, sports facilities and other leisure facilities. Many of these playgrounds organize sporting competitions such as football, baseball and basketball. Some parks also have other programs, such as cheap piano lessons. The best known "Playgrounds" are:
- Lafreniere Park, Delta Playground, Pontiff Playground,
- Miley Playground, Girard Playground,
- Cleary Playground and Johnny Bright Playground.
Metairie was first populated by French in the late 18th century along an area called Metairie Ridge, a natural dam formed by a Bayou. It became a kind of street settlement called "Metairie Road." In 1920, an electric tram was introduced that traveled along Metairie Road and contributed to the development of the area. The expensive land was built on the side of the road a little later; the area is now known as Old Metairie and the most prestigious area in the area. The settlement of the rest of the area dates back to the Second World War.
Veterans Boulevard became the business and commercial center of the region. Metairie's main business district is on Causeway Blvd. near Lake Pontchartrain. Metairie also has one of the few major shopping centers in New Orleans, the Lakeside Shopping Center.
In the 1970s and early 1980s, an area with bars and nightclubs established itself in an area of Metairie known as Fat City. Metairie has a tradition of carnival, which is a more family-friendly version of Mardi Gras.
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the region, like New Orleans, and was partially destroyed and flooded.
According to the census in 2010, 138,481 people lived in Metairie in 59,915 households. The population density was 2408.4 inhabitants per square kilometer. In the 59,915 households, 2.3 people lived statistically.
In ethnic terms, the population comprised 80.0% whites, 10.4% African-Americans, 0.3% Native Americans, 3.3% Asians, and 4.0% other ethnic groups. Two or more ethnic groups accounted for 2.0% of the population. Independently of ethnicity, 12.6% of the population was of Spanish or Latin American descent.
19.5 percent of the population were under the age of 18, 63.4 percent were between 18 and 64 and 17.1 percent were 65 years or older. 51.3 percent of the population was female.
The average annual household income was $52,150. The per capita income was $32,281. 10.7% of the population lived below the poverty line.
- Amy Coney Barrett, (* 1972), Federal Judge at the US Supreme Court
- Robert M. Groves (* 1948), Director of the United States Census Bureau
- Ellen DeGeneres (* 1958), actress, presenter and comedian
- Ashley Scott (* 1977), actress
- Mike Scifres (* 1980), American football player
- Madison Wolfe (* 2002), actress