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Avondale, Louisiana
Postcard photo of the Southern Pacific railroad barge Mastodon crossing the Mississippi River at Avondale, Louisiana. The railroad also had railroad ferries which worked in the San Francisco area for the same purpose.
Postcard photo of the Southern Pacific railroad barge Mastodon crossing the Mississippi River at Avondale, Louisiana. The railroad also had railroad ferries which worked in the San Francisco area for the same purpose.
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Coordinates: 29°54′16″N 90°12′15″W / 29.90444°N 90.20417°W / 29.90444; -90.20417Coordinates: 29°54′16″N 90°12′15″W / 29.90444°N 90.20417°W / 29.90444; -90.20417
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Jefferson
Area
 • Total 6.0 sq mi (15.5 km2)
 • Land 5.6 sq mi (14.4 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
Elevation
3 ft (0.9 m)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total 5,321
 • Density 891/sq mi (344.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code
70094
Area code(s) 504
FIPS code 22-03810
GNIS feature ID 542944

Avondale is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States, on the west bank of the Mississippi River. The population was 4,954 at the 2010 census, and 5,321 at the 2019 American Community Survey. It is part of the New OrleansMetairieKenner metropolitan statistical area.

Geography

Avondale (AVD) is located at 29°54′16″N 90°12′15″W / 29.90444°N 90.20417°W / 29.90444; -90.20417.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.8 square miles (15 km2), of which, 5.4 square miles (14 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of it (6.04%) is water.

Demographics

The 2019 American Community Survey reported there were 5,321 people and 1,729 households residing in the census-designated place. Of the population in 2019, there were 1,729 households spread among 1,838 housing units. The average family size was 3.72.

In 2019, the racial and ethnic makeup of the CDP was 40.3% non-Hispanic white, 35.4% Black or African American, 15.9% Asian, 1.2% some other race, 0.2% two or more races, and 9.0% Hispanic and Latin American of any race. An estimated 14.0% of its population was foreign-born, and the median age was 36.7. Other than English, 8.3% of the population spoke Spanish, 16.4% Asian and Pacific Islander languages, and 1.8% other Indo-European languages.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $40,503, up from $35,917 at the 2000 U.S. census; approximately 14.8% of the population lived at or below the poverty line, up from 17.3% in 2000.

Education

Jefferson Parish Public Schools operates public schools.

Most residents are zoned to Catherine Strehle Elementary School in Avondale and some are zoned to Lucille Cherbonnier/Norbert Rillieux Elementary School in Waggaman. All residents are zoned to Henry Ford Middle School in Avondale and L.W. Higgins High School in Marrero. In regards to advanced studies academies, residents are zoned to the Marrero Academy.

Previously a portion of the community was zoned to Norbert Rillieux Elementary in Waggaman. In 2012 the school board announced Rillieux was being considered for consolidation into Lucille Cherbonnier Elementary.

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