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Estelle, Louisiana
Census-designated place
Estelle, Louisiana is located in Louisiana
Estelle, Louisiana
Estelle, Louisiana
Location in Louisiana
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Jefferson
Area
 • Total 4.65 sq mi (12.04 km2)
 • Land 4.64 sq mi (12.01 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
0 ft (0 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 17,952
 • Density 3,870.63/sq mi (1,494.43/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code
70072
Area code(s) 504
FIPS code 22-24390

Estelle is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 17,952 in 2020. It is part of the New OrleansMetairieKenner metropolitan statistical area.

Estelle is located south of Marrero; the urbanized areas of the communities meet, and some businesses in Estelle list their addresses as "Marrero". The Jean Lafitte National Park Barataria Preserve is adjacent to Estelle.

History

Part of the colonial era Isleño Barataria Settlement was in the southern part of what is now Estelle.

Estelle is the location of the WWL-AM transmitter.

Geography

Estelle is located at 29°50′51″N 90°6′29″W / 29.84750°N 90.10806°W / 29.84750; -90.10806 (29.847527, -90.108117).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.1 square miles (13 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 17,952
U.S. Decennial Census
Estelle racial composition as of 2020
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 8,470 47.18%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 4,985 27.77%
Native American 141 0.79%
Asian 1,002 5.58%
Pacific Islander 3 0.02%
Other/Mixed 837 4.66%
Hispanic or Latino 2,514 14.0%

The 2019 American Community Survey estimated 17,968 people lived in the CDP, up from 16,377 at the 2010 U.S. census. At the 2020 United States census, there were 17,952 people in the CDP. In 2019, the racial and ethnic makeup was 50.5% non-Hispanic white, 26.6% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 6.2% Asian, 6.6% some other race, 3.5% multiracial, and 12.3% Hispanic and Latino American of any race. The 2020 census determined 47.18% of its population was non-Hispanic white, 27.77% Black or African American, 0.79% Native American, 5.58% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 4.66% two or more races, and 14.0% Hispanic and Latino American of any race. The growth of the Asian American and Hispanic or Latino American population in the CDP and others in Jefferson Parish have reflected the greater diversification of the U.S. following non-Hispanic white demographic decline. The median household income was $68,051 and 14.3% of the population were at or below the poverty line in 2019.

Education

Residents are assigned to schools in the Jefferson Parish Public Schools system.

Schools that serve Estelle for elementary school are Estelle Elementary, Allen Ellender PK-8, and Congetta Trippe Janet in Estelle, as well as Miller Wall Elementary in Marrero. Schools that serve Estelle for middle school are Ellender PK-8, Truman Middle in Estelle, and Worley Middle in Harvey. Most residents are zoned to John Ehret High School, while some are zoned to L.W. Higgins High School in Marrero. In regards to advanced studies academies, residents are zoned to the Marrero Academy.

Previously Ellender was solely a middle school, and Estelle was divided between Ellender and Truman at the middle school level. Therefore, Ellender did not serve any portions of Estelle at the elementary level.

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