Jean Lafitte, Louisiana

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Jean Lafitte is a town on Bayou Barataria in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is named after the privateer Jean Lafitte. The population was 2,137 at the 2000 census. It is part of the New OrleansMetairieKenner Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Jean Lafitte is located at 29°44′10″N 90°07′36″W / 29.73611°N 90.12667°W / 29.73611; -90.12667 (29.735587, -90.122053)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.3 square miles (16.2 km²), of which, 6.0 square miles (15.5 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (4.47%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,137 people, 721 households, and 575 families residing in the town. The population density was 357.5 people per square mile (138.0/km²). There were 767 housing units at an average density of 128.3/sq mi (49.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.03% White, 0.61% African American, 2.76% Native American, 1.31% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 1.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.87% of the population.

There were 721 households out of which 39.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.2% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.2% were non-families. 15.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.31.

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