Metairie, Louisiana Population 2021

142,135
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Metairie is a city located in Louisiana. Metairie has a 2020 population of 142,135. Metairie is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 2.64% 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 $83,471 with a poverty rate of 11.83%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $952 per month, and the median house value is $236,900. The median age in Metairie is 41.6 years, 40.2 years for males, and 43.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.7 males.

Metairie Demographics

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

  • White: 81.09%
  • Black or African American: 10.19%
  • Asian: 3.97%
  • Other race: 2.70%
  • Two or more races: 1.79%
  • Native American: 0.25%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
The current population of Metairie, Louisiana is 142,135, 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 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,271,3203900.03%
20201,270,9304000.03%
20191,270,5304000.03%
20181,270,130-200-0.02%
20171,270,3302,7200.21%
20161,267,6107,3300.58%
20151,260,28011,3800.90%
20141,248,9009,3200.75%
20131,239,58012,6901.02%
20121,226,89012,8801.05%
20111,214,01018,6901.54%
20101,195,3200.00%

Metairie Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White115,26481.09%
Black or African American14,48010.19%
Asian5,6393.97%
Some Other Race3,8352.70%
Two or More Races2,5471.79%
American Indian and Alaska Native3500.25%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander200.01%
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Metairie Population by Race

Metairie Population Pyramid 2021

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Metairie Median Age

41.6


Total

40.2


Male

43.6


Female

Metairie Adults

There are 114,780 adults, (28,119 of whom are seniors) in Metairie.

Metairie Age Dependency

64

Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Metairie Sex Ratio

Female

73,368

51.62%

Male

68,767

48.38%

Metairie Population by Age

Metairie Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Metairie Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.8%22.2%
All61%39%
Non Family48.6%51.4%
Female48.2%51.8%
Male43.1%56.9%

61.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Metairie Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All59,8542.3761
Married26,0963.0977.8
Non Family23,7701.2248.6
Female7,2873.2448.2
Male2,7013.1743.1

3.04

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

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Metairie Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,2224.00%
9th to 12th Grade5,2885.01%
High School Graduate29,17827.65%
Some College22,53221.35%
Associates Degree5,3165.04%
Bachelors Degree25,15223.84%
Graduate Degree13,83313.11%
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Metairie Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Metairie Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White76,81772,92631,760
Hispanic14,24810,8232,551
Black9,3717,7982,139
Asian3,9773,3371,925
Other Race2,6732,039518
Multiple Races1,2871,170497
Native American25817384
Islander202020

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%.

Metairie Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,258$47,234$35,621
Less Than High School$23,076$26,365$16,816
High School Grad$31,262$34,932$22,500
Some College$36,594$43,867$30,335
Bachelors Degree$50,905$61,465$44,604
Graduate Degree$68,966$82,449$57,299

$41,258

Average Earnings

$47,234

Average Male

$35,621

Average Female

Metairie Earnings by Educational Attainment

Metairie Language by Age

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Metairie Language

81.83% of Metairie residents speak only English, while 18.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.02% of the population.

Metairie Language

Metairie Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White97,9717,5857.74%
Hispanic21,9694,84522.05%
Black14,3883,56024.74%
Other3,8351,20931.53%
Asian5,60266111.80%
Multiple2,5291957.71%
Native350164.57%

11.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.45%

Male Poverty Rate

13.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Metairie

The race most likely to be in poverty in Metairie is Other, with 31.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Metairie is Native, with 4.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.05%.

Metairie Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.10%
High School11.51%
Some College9.26%
Bachelors or Greater4.69%

Metairie Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed28.57%
Male Unemployed27.30%
Female Employed7.25%
Male Employed5.45%

Metairie Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Metairie Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$59,346$83,471
Families$79,271$104,121
Married Families$96,097$119,957
Non Families$37,688$49,497
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Income by Household Type

Metairie Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.2%

Male Marriage Rate

44.3%

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 Marital Status

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6,943

Number of Veterans

6,475

Male Veterans

468

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,409
First Gulf War1,197
Second Gulf War1,092
Korea816
World War II328

Metairie Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+2,285
65 to 741,849
35 to 541,330
55 to 64966
18 to 34513

Metairie Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6,2836.63%
Black4974.65%
Hispanic4182.66%
Other943.22%
Asian431.02%
2 or More161.10%
Indian102.93%

Metairie Veterans by Race

Metairie Veterans by Education

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10.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Metairie Veterans by Education

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65.5%

Labor Force Participation

62.8%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Metairie Employment by Age

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Metairie Employment by Race

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Metairie Employment by Education

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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68.80%

Born in Louisiana

84.86%

Native Born

15.14%

Foreign Born

9.54%

Non Citizen

5.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.86% of Metairie residents were born in the United States, with 68.80% having been born in Louisiana. 9.54% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021142,1350.00%
2020142,1350.00%
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%
2010138,4810.00%

Metairie Population by Year