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Marrero, Louisiana

Census-designated place
St. John Bosco Chapel at Hope Haven, Marrero
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Jefferson
Area 8.6 sq mi (22.3 km2)
 - land 8.1 sq mi (21 km2)
 - water 0.5 sq mi (1 km2), 5.81%
Population 33,141 (2010)
Density 4,091.5 / sq mi (1,579.7 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 504
Location of Marrero in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States

Marrero is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States. Marrero is on the West Bank of the Mississippi River, within the New OrleansMetairieKenner Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 36,165 at the 2010 census.


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Education 4
  • Notable people 5
  • References 6


Marrero was founded in honor of Louisiana politician, and founder of Marrero Land Co., Louis H. Marrero.


Marrero is located at (29.886017, -90.109930).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.6 square miles (22.2 km²), of which, 8.1 square miles (20.8 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²) of it (5.96%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 33,141 people, 12,432 households, and 9,336 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 4,091.5 people per square mile (1,734.6/km²). There were 13,046 housing units at an average density of 1,620.9 per square mile (625.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 40.68% White, 45.80% African American, 0.68% Native American, 6.34% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 1.08% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.82% of the population.

There were 12,432 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 23.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.9% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 87.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $31,648, and the median income for a family was $37,287. Males had a median income of $31,995 versus $20,501 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $13,933. About 16.3% of families and 20.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.2% of those under age 18 and 15.7% of those age 65 or over.


Marrero's public schools are operated by the Jefferson Parish Public School System.[3]

High Schools:[4]

L.H. Marrero Middle School is in Marrero. Parts of Marrero are zoned to Worley Middle in Harvey and Truman Middle in Estelle. [5]

Elementary schools in Marrero include:[6]

  • Judge Lionel R. Collins Montessori School
    • It was previously called Ames Montessori School. In 2011 the school board voted to rename it after an African-American judge who died in 1988. He was the first African-American man elected to a Jefferson Parish-level political office.[7]
  • Lincoln Elementary School for the Arts
  • Miller Wall Elementary School
  • Ella C. Pittman Elementary School

Schools outside of Marrero serving portions include Vic A. Pitre Elementary School in Westwego, Estelle Elementary in Estelle.[6]

In regards to advanced studies academies, some residents are zoned to the Marrero Academy and some are zoned to the Gretna Academy.[8]

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

Jefferson Parish Library operates the Belle Terre Library in Marrero.[3][9]

Notable people


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  3. ^ a b "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP (INDEX): Marrero CDP, LA" (Archive) U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on May 19, 2014.
  4. ^ "High School Districts 2012-2013 West Bank of Jefferson Parish Louisiana" (Archive). Jefferson Parish Public Schools. Retrieved on May 18, 2014.
  5. ^ "Middle School Districts 2012-2013 West Bank of Jefferson Parish Louisiana" (Archive). Jefferson Parish Public Schools. Retrieved on May 18, 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Elementary School Districts 2012-2013 West Bank of Jefferson Parish Louisiana" (Archive). Jefferson Parish Public Schools. Retrieved on May 18, 2014.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ "Westbank Advanced Studies Academies Attendance Zones" (Archive). Jefferson Parish Public Schools. Retrieved on May 18, 2014.
  9. ^ "Belle Terre Library." Jefferson Parish Library. Retrieved on September 29, 2010.
  10. ^ "In Memory of Sherman Bernard, Sr.". Retrieved June 16, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Marty Booker". Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
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