Metairie, Louisiana Population 2020

143,481
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Metairie is a city located in Louisiana. Metairie has a 2020 population of 143,481. Metairie is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 3.61% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 138,481 in 2010. Metairie reached it's highest population of 144,822 in 2017.

The average household income in Metairie is $82,627 with a poverty rate of 11.43%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $935 per month, and the median house value is $228,400. The median age in Metairie is 41.2 years, 40.1 years for males, and 43 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.9 males.

Metairie Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Metairie was:

  • White: 80.88%
  • Black or African American: 10.59%
  • Asian: 4.05%
  • Other race: 2.56%
  • Two or more races: 1.70%
  • Native American: 0.20%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
The current population of Metairie, Louisiana is 143,481, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 143,481.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 138,481.

Metairie, Louisiana Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,270,270-60-0.00%
20191,270,330-70-0.01%
20181,270,400-60-0.00%
20171,270,4602,5700.20%
20161,267,8907,4400.59%
20151,260,45011,4900.91%
20141,248,9609,3500.75%
20131,239,61012,7501.03%
20121,226,86012,9701.06%
20111,213,89018,5701.53%
20101,195,3200.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White116,04480.88%
Black or African American15,20110.59%
Asian5,8164.05%
Some Other Race3,6722.56%
Two or More Races2,4391.70%
American Indian and Alaska Native2940.20%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander150.01%
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Metairie Population Pyramid 2020

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Metairie Median Age

41.2


Total

40.1


Male

43


Female

Metairie Adults

There are 115,521 adults, (27,113 of whom are seniors) in Metairie.

Metairie Age Dependency

62.3

Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Metairie Sex Ratio

Female

74,362

51.83%

Male

69,119

48.17%

Metairie Households and Families

Metairie Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Metairie Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.3%21.7%
All61.7%38.3%
Female49.7%50.3%
Non Family49.6%50.4%
Male42.4%57.6%

61.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All59,7982.3961.7
Married25,9303.0878.3
Non Family23,4521.2249.6
Female7,5463.2949.7
Male2,8703.4142.4

3.05

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

5.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Metairie Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,2514.01%
9th to 12th Grade5,3165.02%
High School Graduate29,38727.73%
Some College23,26621.96%
Associates Degree5,7355.41%
Bachelors Degree24,70523.32%
Graduate Degree13,30112.55%
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Metairie Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White76,42572,42730,976
Hispanic14,28410,9722,330
Black10,1248,4932,062
Asian4,0103,4681,991
Other Race2,5291,958500
Multiple Races1,3021,112451
Native American20514072
Islander151515

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,196$46,603$33,318
Less Than High School$22,272$27,771$17,271
High School Grad$31,184$36,177$22,811
Some College$36,239$42,406$30,122
Bachelors Degree$51,068$60,907$43,295
Graduate Degree$68,206$83,835$57,417

$40,196

Average Earnings

$46,603

Average Male

$33,318

Average Female

Metairie Language

Metairie Language by Age

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Metairie Language

81.50% of Metairie residents speak only English, while 18.50% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.03% of the population.

Metairie Poverty

Metairie Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White98,0367,0727.21%
Hispanic22,1204,75221.48%
Black15,0533,80725.29%
Other3,6721,12630.66%
Asian5,78360810.51%
Multiple2,4261948.00%
Native29420.68%

11.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.01%

Male Poverty Rate

12.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Metairie

The race most likely to be in poverty in Metairie is Other, with 30.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Metairie is Native, with 0.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.78%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.82%
High School11.92%
Some College8.45%
Bachelors or Greater4.28%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed26.55%
Male Unemployed24.05%
Female Employed6.89%
Male Employed5.29%

Metairie Income

Metairie Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,505$82,627
Families$77,233$103,279
Married Families$93,480$120,543
Non Families$36,354$47,886
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Metairie Marital Status

Metairie Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.3%

Male Marriage Rate

43.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Metairie Married by Age and Sex

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Metairie Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Metairie Marital Status by Race

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Metairie Veterans

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7,064

Number of Veterans

6,537

Male Veterans

527

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,336
First Gulf War1,321
Second Gulf War1,027
Korea801
World War II429
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Age Group Veterans
75+2,210
65 to 741,864
35 to 541,500
55 to 64976
18 to 34514
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Name Veterans % of Total
White6,2896.63%
Black6175.36%
Hispanic4232.67%
Other903.24%
Asian360.82%
Indian176.07%
2 or More151.00%

Metairie Veterans by Education

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9.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Metairie Employment Status

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66%

Labor Force Participation

63.1%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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69.66%

Born in Louisiana

84.80%

Native Born

15.20%

Foreign Born

9.53%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

84.80% of Metairie residents were born in the United States, with 69.66% having been born in Louisiana. 9.53% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020143,4810.00%
2019143,4810.00%
2018143,481-1,341-0.93%
2017144,822500.03%
2016144,7722,0571.44%
2015142,7152,6411.89%
2014140,0747950.57%
2013139,2799100.66%
2012138,3694510.33%
2011137,918-563-0.41%
2010138,4810.00%