Garyville, Louisiana

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Garyville is a census-designated place (CDP) in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 2,775 at the 2000 census. It is part of the New OrleansMetairieKenner Metropolitan Statistical Area. Garyville has the distinction of being the location of the most recent oil refinery built in the United States in 1976 by Marathon Petroleum Company.



Garyville is located at 30°3′26″N 90°37′7″W / 30.05722°N 90.61861°W / 30.05722; -90.61861 (30.057346, -90.618488).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 22.4 square miles (58.0 km²), of which, 20.9 square miles (54.2 km²) of it is land and 1.4 square miles (3.7 km²) of it is water. The total area is 6.43% water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,775 people, 913 households, and 717 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 132.6 people per square mile (51.2/km²). There were 984 housing units at an average density of 47.0/sq mi (18.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 46.49% White, 52.43% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.04% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.72% of the population.

There were 913 households out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% ware married couples living together, 24.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.4% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.03 and the average family size was 3.48.

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