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Metairie is in Jefferson Parish, in the New Orleans metro area.
The community name derives from French for small farm or farmhouse
The latitude of Metairie is 29.983N. The longitude is -90.152W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 3 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 132,944.
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15% of Metairie residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Metairie ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Metairie was $24,771, compared with $21,587 nationally.
30% of Metairie residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Metairie, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $482. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,013.
Libraries in Metairie include Jefferson Parish Library, Lakeshore Branch, Old Metairie Branch, Wagner Branch ... View libraries
Jefferson Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Metairie political report.
Metairie restaurants taking online reservations include Ruth's Chris Steak House - Metairie ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Metairie workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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