Metairie, Louisiana

Metairie: The most populous suburb of New Orleans, Louisiana. It is located on the east bank of the Mississippi River in southeastern Louisiana. Metairie is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Metairie Cemetery and the Metairie Historical Society.

About

Metairie is a city located in the county of Jefferson Parish in the U.S. state of Louisiana.

Metairie began as a small French plantation community in the late 1700s. It was incorporated as a town in 1914 and emerged as a suburb of New Orleans in the postwar years.

Metairie offered more affordable homes and lower taxes than New Orleans, drawing middle class families to the area. As businesses relocated, Metairie's population boomed after WWII. It is now part of Jefferson Parish.

Key Facts About Modern Metairie

Here are some key details about Metairie today:

  • Population: Around 138,000 residents as of 2019. Metairie is the largest community in Jefferson Parish.
  • Economy: Major employers include Ochsner Medical Center, Louisiana Offshore Oil Port LLC, Jefferson Parish Public Schools, and various retail/hospitality businesses along Veterans Memorial Blvd.
  • Neighborhoods: Popular districts include Old Metairie, Lakeside, East Metairie, and Fat City. These areas have a mix of traditional homes, modern subdivisions, and commercial zones.
  • Parks: Major green spaces are Lafreniere Park, Pontchartrain Park, and Joe W. Brown Memorial Park. There are also public golf courses, playgrounds, and sports fields.
  • Attractions: Metairie is home to Lakeside Shopping Center, the Jefferson Performing Arts Center, Zephyr Field baseball stadium, and the Pontchartrain Center.

Metairie provides suburban convenience with close proximity to New Orleans' tourism, dining, and entertainment. It continues to be a top choice for families looking for an affordable lifestyle.

Quick Facts about Metairie

Population : 138,481
Country : United States of America
State : Louisiana (United States)
County : Jefferson Parish
Phone Area Codes : 504
Area : 60.25 km2
Altitude : 3 feet / 1 meters
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 21:29:46 (29th February 2024)
Postal code : 70001
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Geography

Metairie is located at 29°59'3"N 90°9'10"W (29.9840900, -90.1528500).

Metairie map

Metairie zip code is 70001. County name: Jefferson, County fips: 22051

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People born in Metairie (34)

People born in Metairie, including actress Ashley Scott, educator Sal Khan, comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer Ellen DeGeneres, .

List

  • Mike Scifres (Player of American football) he was born in 08/10/1980
  • LaRon Landry (All-American college football player, professional football player, defensive back, safety) he was born in 14/10/1984
  • Johnny Giavotella (baseball player) he was born in 10/07/1987
  • Michael Stutes (American baseball player) he was born in 04/09/1986
  • Peter Gennaro (American dancer and choreographer) he was born in 23/11/1919
  • Troy Kropog (American football player) he was born in 31/07/1986
  • Wendy Dascomb (American model) she was born in 01/01/1949
  • Candice Stewart (American cheerleader) she was born in 19/09/1983
  • Craig Steltz (All-American college football player, professional football player, defensive back, safety) he was born in 07/05/1986
  • Dexter McCoil (American football player) he was born in 05/09/1991
  • Donni Leaycraft (American tennis player) he was born in 18/07/1968
  • Dwight Walker (American football player) he was born in 10/01/1959
  • Jolee Blon' (American actress and model) she was born in 19/01/1988
  • Amanda Babin (American actress) she was born in 28/06/1987
  • Kirk Talbot (American politician) he was born in 18/11/1969
  • Manny Michel (American football coach) he was born in 08/02/1960
  • Mark Dudenhefer (Virginia politician) he was born in 25/09/1952
  • Paul Hollis (American politician) he was born in 01/09/1972

Schools in Metairie

College & universities near Metairie, LA

Code Name City ZIP
492759 Chamberlain University-Louisiana Jefferson (LA) 70121

Stations (7)

Amtrak & bus stations near Metairie, LA

Code Name Address Type
NOL New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal 1001 Loyola Avenue UNK
SDL Slidell 1827 Front Street RAIL
HMD Hammond 404 N.E. Railroad Ave. RAIL
SCH Schriever Hwy 20 and Hwy 24 RAIL
PIC Picayune US 11 at Tate Street RAIL

Post offices near Metairie

Post Office Name City ZIP
Johnson Str Post Office Metairie (LA) 70001

Other cities in Jefferson Parish

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Jefferson Parish , LA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Metairie Terrace 142,489 A census-designated place in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.
Kenner 66,288 The most populous city in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.
Marrero 33,141 CDP in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
Terrytown 23,319 Unincorporated suburban community and census-designated place in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States of America
Gretna 17,615 Suburb city of New Orleans
Estelle 16,377 Place in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States
River Ridge 13,494 City in Louisiana, United States of America
Timberlane 10,243 City in Illinois, United States of America
Waggaman 10,015 City in Louisiana, United States of America
Harahan 9,244 City in Louisiana, United States of America
Westwego 8,297 City in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States
Elmwood 4,635 City in Peoria County, Illinois, United States
Jean Lafitte 1,996 Human settlement in Louisiana, United States of America
Grand Isle 1,447 Town of the United States
Barataria 1,109 City in Louisiana, United States of America
Lafitte 228 Human settlement in Louisiana, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Metairie distances to largest Louisiana cities