Eden Isle, Louisiana

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Eden Isle is a census-designated place (CDP) in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, on the north east shore of Lake Pontchartrain. The population was 6,261 at the 2000 census. It is part of the New OrleansMetairieKenner Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Eden Isle is located at 30°13′27″N 89°48′1″W / 30.22417°N 89.80028°W / 30.22417; -89.80028 (30.224116, -89.800390)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.3 square miles (11.1 km²), of which, 3.4 square miles (8.8 km²) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²) of it (20.33%) is water.

The area was devastated after Hurricane Katrina in August 2005.

Originally, the land was a marsh with a canal and levee bordering a pine forest behind Salmen High School and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and School. The marsh was drained and filled over a period of several years prior to the development of the community.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 6,261 people, 2,761 households, and 1,860 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,838.9 people per square mile (711.0/km²). There were 3,206 housing units at an average density of 941.6/sq mi (364.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.15% White, 2.64% African American, 0.53% Native American, 2.19% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.44% of the population.

There were 2,761 households out of which 22.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.72.

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