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Coordinates: 29°59′52″N 90°10′39″W / 29.99778, -90.1775 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Metairie
Census-designated place
View of Veterans Memorial Boulevard towards Lake Pontchartrain from the parking area on the roof of Lowe's Home Improvement Hardware Store
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Jefferson
Area 23.3 mi² (60.3 km²)
 - land 22.2 mi² (57.5 km²)
 - water 0.1 mi² (0.3 km²)
Center
 - coordinates 29°59′52″N 90°10′39″W / 29.99778, -90.1775
Population 146,136 (2000)
Density 6,296.7 /mi² (2,431.2 /km²)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 504
Location of Metairie in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States

Metairie (local pronunciations /ˈmɛtəɹi/, /ˈmɛtɹi/) is a suburb of New Orleans. Although it has a population of 146,136 (census 2000), Metairie is not legally a city as it is unincorporated area and thus designed as a Census-designated place. Metairie is the largest community in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, and is larger than most cities in the entire state. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2465x1772, 1809 KB) Summary Veterans Boulevard, Metarie, Louisiana View towards the lake from roof of Lowes. ... Official language(s) de jure: none de facto: English & French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans [1] Area  Ranked 31st  - Total 51,885 sq mi (134,382 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 16  - Latitude 29°N to 33°N  - Longitude 89°W... Jefferson Parish is a parish in Louisiana that includes most of the suburbs of New Orleans. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Area code 504 is a telephone area code that covers the greater New Orleans, Louisiana area. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 331 × 303 pixelsFull resolution (331 × 303 pixel, file size: 12 KB, MIME type: image/png) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Donaldsonville, Louisiana Gonzales, Louisiana Sorrento, Louisiana... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_LA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Louisiana ... Nickname: Location in the State of Louisiana and the United States Coordinates: Country United States State Louisiana Parish Orleans Founded 1718 Government  - Mayor Ray Nagin (D) Area  - City  350. ... In United States law, a region of land is unincorporated if it is not a part of any municipality. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Jefferson Parish is a parish in Louisiana that includes most of the suburbs of New Orleans. ... Official language(s) de jure: none de facto: English & French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans [1] Area  Ranked 31st  - Total 51,885 sq mi (134,382 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 16  - Latitude 29°N to 33°N  - Longitude 89°W...

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Namesake

The original spelling, Métairie, is a French language term for a tenant farm which paid the landlord with a share of the produce (sharecropping), as this was the main activity of the area in the early 19th century. French (français, langue française) is one of the most important Romance languages, outnumbered in speakers only by Spanish and Portuguese. ... Farms, East of Gorgan, Iran. ... A landlord, is the owner of a house, apartment, condominium, or real estate which is rented or leased to an individual or business, who is called the tenant. ... Chopping cotton on rented land near White Plains, Greene County, Ga. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Recreation

Picture of Lafreniere Park using Google Earth.

Jefferson parish has placed many parks in Metairie. Many of these playgrounds have organized sports leagues such as soccer, baseball, and basketball. Some of them also have other programs, such as low cost piano lessons. For more information, please see the Metairie.com recreation page Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 765 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (972 × 762 pixel, file size: 638 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Google Earth Screenshot This image, Laf. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 765 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (972 × 762 pixel, file size: 638 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Google Earth Screenshot This image, Laf. ...

  • Lafreniere Park
  • Delta Playground
  • Pontiff Playground
  • Miley Playground
  • Girard Playground
  • Cleary Playground

Picture of Lafreniere Park using Google Earth. ...

Education

Picture of Archbishop Rummel High School.
Picture of Archbishop Rummel High School.

Metairie's public schools are operated by the Jefferson Parish Public School System. There are two public high schools in Metairie: Image File history File links Rummel. ... Image File history File links Rummel. ... Jefferson Parish Public Schools is a school district based in Gretna, Louisiana. ...

Catholic, Private, & ISAS Member elementary, middle, and preparatory schools include: East Jefferson High School is a public high school located in Metairie in unincorporated Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. ... Grace King High School is a public high school located in Metairie in unincorporated Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. ...

The gates of Ridgewood Preparatory School Ridgewood Preparatory School is a university preparatory school located in Metairie, an unincorporated community in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. ... Metairie Park Country Day School was founded in 1929 by a group of families who wanted an alternative to the traditional public, private and parochial schooling available in the New Orleans area. ... Archbishop Rummel High School Archbishop Rummel High School is a Christian secondary school located in Metairie, a community in unincorporated Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. ... Archbishop Chapelle High School is a Catholic secondary school for young women. ...

History

Metairie (map center) is west of New Orleans, at the 17th Street Canal.

Metairie was first settled by the French in the late 18th century, along an area known as Metairie Ridge, a natural levee formed by a bayou. This became "Metairie Road". An electric streetcar was installed running along Metairie Road in the late 1910s, opening the area to greater development. Upscale housing tracts were constructed off the Road in the 1920s; this area is now known as "Old Metairie." It is today the most prestigious area of Metairie. Most of the rest of Metairie was not developed until after World War II. Much of this growth was a result of white flight, as white New Orleans residents left New Orleans during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and after integration of New Orleans schools. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... Woman walks dog along the levee beside the floodwall on the Metarie side of the Canal, 11 November, 2005. ... a historic postcard showing electric trolley-powered streetcars in Richmond, Virginia, where Frank J. Sprague successfully demonstrated his new system on the hills in 1888 A streetcar is a railway vehicle designed to carry passengers on tracks, usually laid in city streets. ... // The 1910s represent the culmination of European militarism which had its beginnings during the second half of the 19th Century. ... The 1920s is a decade that is sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... White flight is a term for the demographic trend where upper- and middle-class white people move away from non-white inner-city neighborhoods to predominantly white suburbs and exurbs. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


"Veterans Boulevard" was laid out alongside a drainage canal, and became a commercial center of the region. The Central Business District of Metairie is located on Causeway Blvd near Lake Ponchartrain. Metairie also has one of the handful of major malls located in the New Orleans metro area. Lakeside Shopping Center is the highest grossing mall in the New Orleans metropolitan area. In the 1970s and early 1980s an area of bars and nightclubs opened in a section of Metairie that is known as "Fat City." Metairie has a large Mardi Gras season that touts itself as a more family-friendly version of the New Orleans Mardi Gras. The Canal du Midi, Toulouse, France Canals are man-made channels for water. ... Lake Pontchartrain is the second largest salt-water lake in the United States, and the largest lake in southeastern Louisiana. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... // This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Revelers, Frenchmen Street, Faubourg Marigny. ...


Fort Lauderdale Hurricane

The 1947 Fort Lauderdale Hurricane with winds of 125 mph (195 km/h) directly hit Metairie. Much of the community was under six feet of water. The Fort Lauderdale Hurricane (or Pompano Beach Hurricane or Forgotten Hurricane) was an intense category 5 hurricane that affected Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi in September of 1947. ...


Hurricane Betsy

Hurricane Betsy, a category three storm, hit the area in 1965, causing extensive wind damage and moderate flooding. Hurricane Betsy was a powerful hurricane of the 1965 Atlantic hurricane season which caused enormous damage in the Bahamas, Florida, and Louisiana. ...


Flood of 1995

The May 8th 1995 Louisiana Flood, which dumped upwards of twenty inches of rain into Metairie in a twelve-hour period, flooded some parts of the region, especially areas south and west of Metairie, including Kenner, Harahan, and River Ridge. The May 8th 1995 New Orleans Flood struck the New Orleans metropolitan area, shutting down the city for two days. ... Kenner is a suburb of New Orleans that has a population of 70,517 (census 2000). ... Harahan is a city located in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. ...


Hurricane Katrina

The intersection of Clearview and Veterans the day after Katrina
The intersection of Clearview and Veterans the day after Katrina
Evacuees at Causeway and I-10 waiting to leave several days after the storm
Evacuees at Causeway and I-10 waiting to leave several days after the storm

On August 29, 2005, Metairie was hit hard by the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina, including widespread wind damage and flooding. There were 29 reported deaths related to Katrina in Metairie. According to satellite images and flood maps, upwards of 75% of Metairie flooded. Initial insured damages in Metairie are between 3 and 5 billion US dollars. The death toll and damage were less in Metairie than in bordering Orleans Parish, largely because the Metairie side of the 17th Street Canal did not breach. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2032 × 1524 pixel, file size: 446 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Metairie, Louisiana: flooding on Veterans Boulevard near Clearview after Hurricane Katrina. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2032 × 1524 pixel, file size: 446 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Metairie, Louisiana: flooding on Veterans Boulevard near Clearview after Hurricane Katrina. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2032 × 1524 pixel, file size: 852 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Metarie, Louisiana: I-10 at Causeway Boulevard, 31 August, 2005. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2032 × 1524 pixel, file size: 852 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Metarie, Louisiana: I-10 at Causeway Boulevard, 31 August, 2005. ... August 29 is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lowest pressure 902 mbar (hPa; 26. ... Picture of flooding in Amphoe Sena, Ayutthaya Province, Thailand. ... New Orleans (French: Nouvelle-Orléans) is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... Woman walks dog along the levee beside the floodwall on the Metarie side of the Canal, 11 November, 2005. ...


Residents were given a mandatory evacuation on August 28, 2005, the first time one has ever been ordered. Residents were not allowed to return until September 4. However, residents were only allowed to quickly visit their homes or business between 7AM and 6PM. Residents were not allowed to return after that until September 15, 2005. This period of over two weeks in exile angered many residents, especially those whose homes flooded because they were unable to empty the house of water, which led to worse damage.


Metairie was used as a staging area to evacuate people out of New Orleans. The most organized effort took place where Causeway intersects I-10. There evacuees gathered, were brought, and wandered to wait for buses. Interstate 10, or I-10, is the southernmost east-west, coast-to-coast interstate highway in the United States. ...


The flooding in Metairie had three causes:

  • Lake Ponchartrain backflow into canals: Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard evacuated all pumping station operators from their posts to spots over one hundred miles away in Washington Parish in anticipation of the hurricane. Normally, the machines would be on, not only preventing the Lake from flowing into the drainage canals, but also pumping the rain waters out. This largely resulted in the severe flooding of Metairie in most areas north of Interstate 10.
  • Rain waters: Because almost all of Metairie is between two and seven feet below sea level, all rain water was captured in the Metairie "bowl." Unable to return for nearly two days, the pump operators could not turn the pumps on to pump out any of the rain water or backflow.
  • 17th Street Canal breach: There was no breach on the Metairie side of the canal, however, water crept into Metairie through Airline Highway. The narrow high ground of Metairie Road and some elevated railroad tracks partially contained the area of flooding. This water largely caused the flooding in the southern part of Old Metairie.

Many Metairie residents are joining a class action lawsuit against Aaron Broussard because of his removal of pump operators. Other residents have attempted to recall and remove Broussard as Parish President for what they see as negligence. Aaron Broussard is the Democratic president of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. ... Woman walks dog along the levee beside the floodwall on the Metarie side of the Canal, 11 November, 2005. ... In law, a class action is an equitable procedural device used in litigation for determining the rights of and remedies, if any, for large numbers of people whose cases involve common questions of law and fact. ... Aaron Broussard is the Democratic president of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. ...

See also: Effect of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans

The effect of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans was catastrophic and long-lasting. ...

Geography

Metairie is located in eastern Jefferson Parish and its boundaries include New Orleans to the east, Kenner to the west, Lake Pontchartrain to the north, and Airline Highway to the south. South of Airline Highway from Metairie are River Ridge, Harahan, Elmwood, and Jefferson. Jefferson Parish is a parish in Louisiana that includes most of the suburbs of New Orleans. ... Nickname: Location in the State of Louisiana and the United States Coordinates: Country United States State Louisiana Parish Orleans Founded 1718 Government  - Mayor Ray Nagin (D) Area  - City  350. ... Kenner is a suburb of New Orleans that has a population of 70,517 (census 2000). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Dubuque-Wisconsin Bridge, Dubuque, Iowa. ... River Ridge is a small suburb of New Orleans that has a population of 14,588 (census 2000). ... Harahan is a city located in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. ... Elmwood is a census-designated place located in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, within the Greater New Orleans Metropolitan area. ... Jefferson is a census-designated place and unincorporated community located in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, on the East Bank of the Mississippi River. ...


The 17th Street Canal forms the border between Metairie and New Orleans to the east. Woman walks dog along the levee beside the floodwall on the Metarie side of the Canal, 11 November, 2005. ... Nickname: Location in the State of Louisiana and the United States Coordinates: Country United States State Louisiana Parish Orleans Founded 1718 Government  - Mayor Ray Nagin (D) Area  - City  350. ...


The zip codes that serve the community are 70001-70006.


Metairie is located at 29°59′52″N, 90°10′39″W (29.997797, -90.177473)GR1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 60.2 km² (23.3 mi²). 60.1 km² (23.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (0.22%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Transportation

The most common method of transportation within Metairie is the automobile. Mass transit is provided by "JeT" (Jefferson Transit), but it does not run on Sundays, holidays, or late at night, unlike many lines of New Orleans' RTA. Karl Benzs Velo (vélo means bicycle in French) model (1894) - entered into the first automobile race 2005 MINI Cooper S. An automobile (also motor car or simply car) is a wheeled passenger vehicle that carries its own motor. ... In the United States of America, transit describes local area common carrier passenger transportation configured to provide scheduled service on fixed routes on a non-reservation basis. ...


Interstate 10 runs east-west through Metairie. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 10 Interstate 10 (abbreviated I-10) is the southernmost east-west, coast-to-coast interstate highway in the United States. ...


Major east-west roads (starting from north to south) include West Esplanade Avenue, Veterans Memorial Boulevard, West Napoleon Avenue, West Metairie Avenue, Metairie Road, Airline Drive (which is part of U.S. Highway 61) and Jefferson Highway (which is part of U.S. Highway 90). The Earhart Expressway, running east-west immediately south of Airline Drive, is the only other freeway entering New Orleans from the west, but it ends as an expressway soon after crossing the parish line and well before downtown (in Central City.) Veterans Memorial Boulevard (locally referred to as Vets or Veterans) is an 6-lane thoroughfare in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, running west-east mostly parallel to Interstate 10. ... The Dubuque-Wisconsin Bridge, Dubuque, Iowa. ... U.S. Route 90 is an east-west United States highway. ...


Multi-line, continuous north-south roads (starting from west to east) include David Drive/Hickory Drive, Power Boulevard, Transcontinental Drive, Clearview Parkway, Causeway Boulevard, and Bonnabel Boulevard.


Demographics

As of the 2000 censusGR2, there were 146,136 people living in Metairie. The racial makeup of Metairie is: 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ...

86.53% White
7.25% Hispanic or Latino of any race
6.83% African American
2.77% Asian
1.91% from other races
1.68% from two or more races.
0.27% Native American
0.02% Pacific Islander

The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...

Population History

1970....136,477
1980....164,160
1990....149,428
2000....146,136

Source: the U.S. Census Bureau 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Other statistics

There were 39,073 families residing in Metairie. The population density was 2,431.0/km² (6,296.7/mi²). There were 67,225 housing units at an average density of 1,118.3/km² (2,896.6/mi²). There were 63,741 households out of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.1% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.7% were non-families. 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.93. In Metairie the population is spread out with 20.6% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.1 males. The median income for a household in Metairie is $41,265, and the median income for a family was $52,555. Males had a median income of $37,371 versus $27,057 for females. The per capita income for Metairie is $24,771. About 6.2% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.2% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Notable residents and former residents

Brendan Benson Brendan Benson is a Detroit, Michigan born musician and songwriter. ... The Raconteurs, also known as The Saboteurs in Australia, are a Grammy-nominated rock band, featuring four members previously known for other musical projects. ... Al Copeland Sr. ... Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits, usually called just Popeyes, is a chain of fried chicken fast food restaurants that is controlled by Atlanta-based AFC Enterprises. ... David Ernest Duke (born July 1, 1950) is a former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, a candidate in presidential primaries for both the Democratic and Republican parties, and former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. ... Ellen Lee DeGeneres (born January 26, 1958) is an American actress, stand-up comedian, and currently the Emmy Award-winning host of the syndicated talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show. ... Pete Fountain (born July 3, 1930) is a New Orleans clarinetist. ... Jesse Kendrick Ken Hollis (born March 13, 1942) is a retiring Republican member of the Louisiana State Senate from Metairie in Jefferson Parish in the New Orleans suburbs. ... The Louisiana State Legislature is the legislative branch of the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Paul Mares (June 15, 1900 – August 18, 1949), was an early jazz cornet & trumpet player, and leader of the New Orleans Rhythm Kings. ... Candice Dontrelle Stewart is a beauty queen from Metairie, Louisiana who has competed in the Miss Teen USA and Miss USA pageants. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... [[Image:MissUSA2007Crowned. ...

See Also

New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... Kenner is a suburb of New Orleans that has a population of 70,517 (census 2000). ... Metairie Cemetery is a cemetery in New Orleans, Louisiana. ...

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Metairie, Louisiana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1480 words)
Metairie ranks as the fifth-largest CDP in the nation, behind Honolulu, Hawaii; Paradise, Nevada; Arlington County, Virginia; and Sunrise Manor, Nevada.
Metairie was first settled by the French in the late 18th century along an area known as Metairie Ridge, a winding bit of naturally higher land formed by a natural bayou levee.
In Metairie the population is spread out with 20.6% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older.
Metairie Cemetery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (344 words)
Metairie Cemetery is a cemetery in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.
The name has caused some people to mistakenly presume that the cemetery is located in Metairie, Louisiana, but it's within the New Orleans city limits, on Metairie Road (and formerly on the banks of the since filled in Bayou Metairie).
Metairie Cemetery has the largest collection of elaborate marble tombs and funeral statuary in the city.
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