Poydras, Louisiana

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Poydras is a census-designated place (CDP) in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 3,886 at the 2000 census. It is part of the New OrleansMetairieKenner Metropolitan Statistical Area. Poydras is on the East Bank of the Mississippi River, just upriver from the Plaquemines Parish line.



Poydras was first settled in the 18th century by Isleños when Louisiana was a Spanish colony.

Poydras was severely damaged upon the impact of Hurricane Katrina on 29 August 2005.


Poydras is located at 29°52′11″N 89°53′20″W / 29.86972°N 89.88889°W / 29.86972; -89.88889 (29.869696, -89.888955)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.4 square miles (11.3 km²), of which, 4.2 square miles (10.8 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (4.81%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,886 people, 1,361 households, and 1,023 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 934.2 people per square mile (360.7/km²). There were 1,518 housing units at an average density of 364.9/sq mi (140.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 87.88% White, 8.65% African American, 0.77% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.54% from other races, and 1.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.22% of the population.

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