Jefferson, Louisiana

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Jefferson is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, on the East Bank of the Mississippi River. Jefferson is part of the New OrleansMetairieKenner Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 11,843 at the 2000 census. The area is also known as Old Jefferson and Jefferson Heights.



Jefferson is located at 29°57′51″N 90°9′26″W / 29.96417°N 90.15722°W / 29.96417; -90.15722 (29.964132, -90.157170)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.5 km²), of which, 2.8 square miles (7.1 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²) of it (16.11%) is water. The western part of Jefferson's Census area was lost to Elmwood during the 2000 Census.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 11,843 people, 5,400 households, and 2,878 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 4,294.0 people per square mile (1,656.7/km²). There were 5,816 housing units at an average density of 2,108.7/sq mi (813.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 71.85% White, 23.47% African American, 0.26% Native American, 1.50% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.65% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.07% of the population.

There were 5,400 households out of which 22.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.8% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.7% were non-families. 39.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.83.

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