Marrero, Louisiana
St. John Bosco Chapel at Hope Haven, Marrero
St. John Bosco Chapel at Hope Haven, Marrero
Marrero, Louisiana is located in Louisiana
Marrero, Louisiana
Marrero, Louisiana
Location of Marrero in Louisiana
Coordinates: 29°53′10″N 90°06′36″W / 29.88611°N 90.11000°W / 29.88611; -90.11000Coordinates: 29°53′10″N 90°06′36″W / 29.88611°N 90.11000°W / 29.88611; -90.11000
CountryUnited States
StateLouisiana
ParishJefferson
Area
 • Total7.79 sq mi (20.16 km2)
 • Land7.20 sq mi (18.65 km2)
 • Water0.59 sq mi (1.52 km2)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total32,382
 • Density4,497.50/sq mi (1,736.61/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code
70072
Area code(s)504
FIPS code22-48785

Marrero is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States. Marrero is on the south side (referred to as the "West Bank") of the Mississippi River, within the New OrleansMetairieKenner metropolitan statistical area. The population was 32,382 at the 2020 U.S. census.[2]

History

Marrero was named in honor of the Louisiana politician and founder of Marrero Land Company, Louis H. Marrero. The area was originally referred to and shown on maps as "Amesville", after the Boston businessman Oakes Ames, who purchased much of the land following the Civil War. In February 1916, the U.S. Postmaster officially changed the name of the Post Office to "Marrero".[3]

Louis Herman Marrero was born in Adams County, Mississippi, on July 17, 1847. When he was a child his family moved to St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. During his school years at Jackson, Louisiana, the Civil War began, and Marrero joined Captain Scott's Command, later known as the 25th Louisiana Regiment.[4]

Geography

Marrero, Louisiana is located in East New Orleans
Marrero
Marrero
French Quarter
French Quarter
Location of Marrero, across the Mississippi from uptown New Orleans, south-southwest of French Quarter

Marrero is located west of the Intracoastal Canal on the Mississippi River, at coordinates 29°53′10″N 90°6′36″W / 29.88611°N 90.11000°W / 29.88611; -90.11000 (29.886017, -90.109930).[5] It is bordered to the east by Harvey, to the west by Westwego, and to the north, across the Mississippi, by New Orleans.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Marrero CDP has a total area of 8.6 square miles (22.3 km2), of which 8.0 sq mi (20.6 km2) are land and 0.66 sq mi (1.7 km2), or 7.66%, are water.[6]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
202032,382
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
Marrero racial composition as of 2020[8]
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 10,330 31.9%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 16,230 50.12%
Native American 160 0.49%
Asian 1,773 5.48%
Pacific Islander 4 0.01%
Other/Mixed 1,109 3.42%
Hispanic or Latino 2,776 8.57%

The 2019 American Community Survey estimated 30,894 people lived in the CDP, down from 33,141 at the 2010 U.S. census.[9] In 2020, the population was 32,382.[2] At the 2019 census estimates, the racial and ethnic makeup was 50.1% Black or African American, 37.2% non-Hispanic white, 0.4% American Indian and Alaska Native, 5.2% Asian, 0.2% some other race, 2.0% multiracial, and 4.9% Hispanic and Latino American of any race. Per the following census in 2020, the composition was 50.12% Black or African American, 21.9% non-Hispanic white, 0.49% American Indian and Alaska Native, 5.48% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 3.42% two or more races, and 8.57% Hispanic or Latino American of any race;[8] this reflects the greater diversification of the United States at the time of this census, becoming less predominantly non-Hispanic white.[10][11][12][13] In 2019, the median household income was $44,866 and 21% of the population lived at or below the poverty line.

Education

Belle Terre Library in Marrero
Belle Terre Library in Marrero

Marrero's public schools are operated by the Jefferson Parish Public School System.[14]

High Schools:[15]

L.H. Marrero Middle School is in Marrero. Parts of Marrero are zoned to Worley Middle in Westwego, Louisiana and Truman Middle in Marrero . [16]

Elementary schools in Marrero include:[17]

Schools outside of Marrero serving portions include Vic A. Pitre Elementary School in Westwego, Estelle Elementary in Estelle.[17]

In regards to advanced studies academies, some residents are zoned to the Marrero Academy and some are zoned to the Gretna Academy.[19]

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans operates two high schools:

Jefferson Parish Library operates the Belle Terre Library in Marrero.[14][20]

Notable people

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References

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "QuickFacts: Marrero CDP, Louisiana". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved August 12, 2021.
  3. ^ "Algiers and Gretna Daily News Budget". The Times-Picayune. February 20, 1916. p16- b.
  4. ^ The Times-Picayune obituary, Date: 02-27-1921, page 65.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Marrero CDP, Louisiana". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  8. ^ a b "2020 Race and Population Totals". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2021-12-28.
  9. ^ "Geography Profile: Marrero CDP, Louisiana". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2021-08-12.
  10. ^ "Latinos account for over half of the country's population growth". NBC News. Retrieved 2022-01-05.
  11. ^ Frey, William H. (2020-07-01). "The nation is diversifying even faster than predicted, according to new census data". Brookings. Retrieved 2022-01-05.
  12. ^ "Census shows US is diversifying, white population shrinking". AP NEWS. 2021-08-12. Retrieved 2022-01-05.
  13. ^ "US census: Hispanic and Asian-American driving US population growth". BBC News. 2021-08-12. Retrieved 2022-01-05.
  14. ^ a b "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP (INDEX): Marrero CDP, LA" (Archive) U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on May 19, 2014.
  15. ^ "High School Districts 2012-2013 West Bank of Jefferson Parish Louisiana Archived 2013-09-05 at the Wayback Machine" (Archive). Jefferson Parish Public Schools. Retrieved on May 18, 2014.
  16. ^ "Middle School Districts 2012-2013 West Bank of Jefferson Parish Louisiana Archived 2013-09-05 at the Wayback Machine" (Archive). Jefferson Parish Public Schools. Retrieved on May 18, 2014.
  17. ^ a b "Elementary School Districts 2012-2013 West Bank of Jefferson Parish Louisiana Archived 2013-09-05 at the Wayback Machine" (Archive). Jefferson Parish Public Schools. Retrieved on May 18, 2014.
  18. ^ Waller, Mark. "Marrero elementary school renamed for Lionel Collins, the first African-American elected to office in Jefferson Parish." Times-Picayune. July 22, 2011. Retrieved on May 19, 2014.
  19. ^ "Westbank Advanced Studies Academies Attendance Zones Archived 2013-09-05 at the Wayback Machine" (Archive). Jefferson Parish Public Schools. Retrieved on May 18, 2014.
  20. ^ "Belle Terre Library." Jefferson Parish Library. Retrieved on September 29, 2010.
  21. ^ "In Memory of Sherman Bernard, Sr". obits.dignitymemorial.com. Retrieved June 16, 2013.
  22. ^ "Marty Booker". databaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on October 17, 2012. Retrieved November 26, 2012.