Metairie, Louisiana Population 2024

138,958

Metairie is a city located in Jefferson Parish Louisiana. Metairie has a 2024 population of 138,958. Metairie is currently declining at a rate of -0.39% annually but its population has increased by 0.32% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 138,511 in 2020.

The average household income in Metairie is $98,397 with a poverty rate of 11.7%. The median age in Metairie is 42.4 years: 40.1 years for males, and 45.2 years for females.

Metairie Demographics

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

  • White: 73.66%
  • Black or African American: 10.87%
  • Two or more races: 8.06%
  • Asian: 3.96%
  • Other race: 2.96%
  • Native American: 0.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
Land Area (mi²)
23.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
6,000.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.32% (447)
The current population of Metairie, Louisiana is 138,958 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 138,511.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White103,16473.66%
Black or African American15,22310.87%
Two or more races11,2898.06%
Asian5,5523.96%
Other race4,1412.96%
Native American6610.47%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander160.01%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Metairie Population by Race

Metairie Population Pyramid 2024

Metairie Median Age

42.4

Total

40.1

Male

45.2

Female

Metairie Adults

There are 112,661 adults, (30,139 of whom are seniors) in Metairie.

Metairie Age Dependency

69.7

Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Metairie Sex Ratio

Female71,14350.8%
Male68,90349.2%

Metairie Population by Age

Metairie Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All60,6342.362.837.2
Married25,7033.0478.221.8
Non Family25,1081.1951.748.3
Female6,8983.3648.951.1
Male2,9252.9355.444.6

2.98

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

62.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Metairie Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade4,2584.13%
Associates Degree7,1646.94%
Bachelors Degree25,96725.17%
Graduate Degree14,30913.87%
High School Graduate26,30425.5%
Less Than 9th Grade3,4773.37%
Some College21,68521.02%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Metairie Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Metairie Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White74,25170,84831,189
Hispanic12,2809,4192,941
Black9,5768,6542,682
2+ Races6,6635,8532,087
Asian4,3053,9152,545
Other Race2,7752,013583
Native American422205120
Islander161616

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Metairie Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$60,138$71,478$53,233
Graduate Degree$76,734$90,962$67,854
High School Graduate$36,427$42,082$29,417
Less Than 9th Grade$22,286$27,162$14,967
Overall$49,544$54,414$45,340
Some College$41,710$46,856$37,829

$49,544

Average Earnings

$54,414

Average Male

$45,340

Average Female

Metairie Earnings by Educational Attainment

Metairie Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Metairie Language

82.62% of Metairie residents speak only English, while 17.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.32% of the population.

Metairie Language

Metairie Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White94,5657,2997.72%
Hispanic19,4204,15621.4%
Black15,1163,44122.76%
Multiple11,2811,29811.51%
Asian5,49693517.01%
Other4,11589821.82%
Native66112218.46%

11.7%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.01%

Male Poverty Rate

11.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Metairie

The race most likely to be in poverty in Metairie is Black, with 22.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Metairie is White, with 7.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.98%.

Metairie Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.59%
High School11.12%
Some College9.77%
Bachelors or Greater5.33%

Metairie Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed31.86%
Male Unemployed26.35%
Female Employed5.39%
Male Employed5.32%

Metairie Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Metairie Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$93,170$122,014
Households$72,070$98,397
Married Families$111,550$142,411
Non Families$45,938$60,895

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Metairie Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.2%

Male Marriage Rate

45.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Metairie Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Metairie Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

5,715

Number of Veterans

5,390

Male Veterans

325

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam2,133
Second Gulf War874
First Gulf War741
Korea621
World War II211

Metairie Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+1,999
65 to 741,671
35 to 54980
55 to 64885
18 to 34180

Metairie Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4,8755.69%
Black4554.15%
Hispanic4493.24%
2+ Races1862.43%
Other Race1083.48%
Asian831.81%
Native American81.62%

Metairie Veterans by Race

Metairie Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Metairie Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64%

Labor Force Participation

61%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Metairie Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Metairie Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Metairie Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

68.16%

Born in Metairie

86.52%

Native Born

13.48%

Foreign Born

7.91%

Non Citizen

5.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.52% of Metairie residents were born in the United States, with 68.16% having been born in Louisiana. 7.91% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Metairie Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024138,958-544-0.39%
2023139,502-544-0.39%
2022140,046-544-0.39%
2021140,5902,0791.5%
2020138,511-3,624-2.55%
2019142,135-1,346-0.94%
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%
2010138,48100%

Metairie Population by Year