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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.


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Median household income
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$33,872
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lafitte demographic reports
Lafitte is on Bayou Barataria
Nearby parks & recreation: Barataria Preserve

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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.

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7% of Lafitte residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Lafitte, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $283.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $980.


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Libraries in Lafitte include Lafitte-Barataria Branch ... View libraries

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Jefferson Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lafitte political report.

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The average commute time for Lafitte workers is 44 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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