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Lafitte is in Jefferson Parish, in the New Orleans metro area.
The community was named after Jean Lafitte, pirate and smuggler
The latitude of Lafitte is 29.666N. The longitude is -90.108W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 3 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,576.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lafitte demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jefferson Parish economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, New Orleans area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 70036 ZIP code.
10% of Lafitte residents report German ancestry, and 3% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lafitte ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lafitte was $14,839, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Lafitte residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lafitte, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $283. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $980.
Libraries in Lafitte include Lafitte-Barataria Branch ... View libraries
Jefferson Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lafitte political report.
The average commute time for Lafitte workers is 44 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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