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Elmwood, Louisiana
Census-designated place
Elmwood, Louisiana is located in Louisiana
Elmwood, Louisiana
Elmwood, Louisiana
Location in Louisiana
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Jefferson
Area
 • Total 4.04 sq mi (10.46 km2)
 • Land 3.77 sq mi (9.77 km2)
 • Water 0.27 sq mi (0.69 km2)
Elevation
3 ft (0.9 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 5,649
 • Density 1,496.82/sq mi (577.93/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP Code
70123
Area code(s) 504
FIPS code 22-23567

Elmwood is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States, within the New OrleansMetairieKenner metropolitan statistical area. The population was 4,635 at the 2010 census, and 5,649 in 2020. Elmwood was part of neighboring Jefferson's census area from 1960 to 1990. The ZIP Code serving Elmwood is 70123.

Geography

Elmwood is located at 29°57′23″N 90°11′10″W / 29.95639°N 90.18611°W / 29.95639; -90.18611 (29.956455, -90.186098).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10 km2), of which, 3.7 square miles (9.6 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of it (7.30%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 5,649
U.S. Decennial Census
Elmwood racial composition as of 2020
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 2,781 49.23%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 1,582 28.0%
Native American 16 0.28%
Asian 496 8.78%
Other/Mixed 234 4.14%
Hispanic or Latino 540 9.56%

The 2019 census estimates determined 5,698 people lived in the CDP, up from 4,635 at the 2010 U.S. census. In 2020, its population was 5,649. The racial and ethnic makeup was 52.4% non-Hispanic white, 28% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% some other race, 1.4% two or more races, and 11.8% Hispanic or Latino American of any race per 2019 estimates; and in 2020, the population was a tabulated 49.23% non-Hispanic white, 28% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 8.78% Asian, 4.14% two or more races, and 9.56% Hispanic or Latino American of any race. This has reflected the demographic growth among non-Hispanic white populations nationwide. In 2019, the median household income was $57,396 and 7% of the population lived at or below the poverty line.

Economy

Elmwood is home to the offices of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, operated by Fluor for the United States Department of Energy.

Education

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) operates district public schools.

Most residents are zoned to Harahan Elementary School in Harahan while some are zoned to Jefferson Elementary School in Jefferson. Students are zoned to Riverdale Middle School, and Riverdale High School. In regards to the advanced studies academies, most areas are zoned to Airline Park Academy, while some areas are zoned to Metairie Academy.

In 2012 the Jefferson Parish campus of the International School of Louisiana (ISL) charter school opened in a leased JPPSS building on South Clearview Parkway in Elmwood. The JPPSS board later arranged for the charter school to move from the Elmwood facility to the former Ralph J. Bunche Academy in Metairie.

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