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Marrero, Louisiana
St. John Bosco Chapel at Hope Haven, Marrero
St. John Bosco Chapel at Hope Haven, Marrero
Marrero, Louisiana is located in Louisiana
Marrero, Louisiana
Marrero, Louisiana
Location in Louisiana
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Jefferson
 • Total 7.79 sq mi (20.16 km2)
 • Land 7.20 sq mi (18.65 km2)
 • Water 0.59 sq mi (1.52 km2)
 • Total 32,382
 • Density 4,497.50/sq mi (1,736.61/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s) 504
FIPS code 22-48785

Marrero is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States. Marrero is on the south side (referred to as the "West Bank") of the Mississippi River, within the New OrleansMetairieKenner metropolitan statistical area. The population was 32,382 at the 2020 U.S. census.


Marrero was named in honor of Louisiana politician and founder of Marrero Land Company, Louis H. Marrero.

Louis Herman Marrero was born in Adams County, Mississippi, on July 17, 1847. When he was a child his family moved to St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana.

During his school years at Jackson, Louisiana, the American Civil War began and Marrero joined Captain Scott's Command, later known as the 25th Louisiana Regiment.


Marrero is located west of the Intracoastal Canal on the Mississippi River, at coordinates 29°53′10″N 90°6′36″W / 29.88611°N 90.11000°W / 29.88611; -90.11000 (29.886017, -90.109930).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.6 square miles (22.2 km²), of which, 8.1 sq mi (21 km2) of it is land, and 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2) of it (5.96%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 32,382
U.S. Decennial Census
Marrero racial composition as of 2020
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 10,330 31.9%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 16,230 50.12%
Native American 160 0.49%
Asian 1,773 5.48%
Pacific Islander 4 0.01%
Other/Mixed 1,109 3.42%
Hispanic or Latino 2,776 8.57%

The 2019 American Community Survey estimated 30,894 people lived in the CDP, down from 33,141 at the 2010 U.S. census. In 2020, the population was 32,382. At the 2019 census estimates, the racial and ethnic makeup was 50.1% Black or African American, 37.2% non-Hispanic white, 0.4% American Indian and Alaska Native, 5.2% Asian, 0.2% some other race, 2.0% multiracial, and 4.9% Hispanic and Latino American of any race. Per the following census in 2020, the composition was 50.12% Black or African American, 21.9% non-Hispanic white, 0.49% American Indian and Alaska Native, 5.48% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 3.42% two or more races, and 8.57% Hispanic or Latino American of any race; this reflects the greater diversification of the United States at the time of this census, becoming less predominantly non-Hispanic white. In 2019, the median household income was $44,866 and 21% of the population lived at or below the poverty line.


Belle Terre Library in Marrero

Marrero's public schools are operated by the Jefferson Parish Public School System.

High Schools:

  • L.W. Higgins High School
  • John Ehret High School (outside of the CDP limits)

L.H. Marrero Middle School is in Marrero. Parts of Marrero are zoned to Worley Middle in Westwego, Louisiana and Truman Middle in Marrero .

Elementary schools in Marrero include:

  • Judge Lionel R. Collins Montessori School
    • It was previously called Ames Montessori School. In 2011 the school board voted to rename it after an African-American judge who died in 1988. He was the first African-American man elected to a Jefferson Parish-level political office.
  • Lincoln Elementary School for the Arts
  • Miller Wall Elementary School
  • Ella C. Pittman Elementary School

Schools outside of Marrero serving portions include Vic A. Pitre Elementary School in Westwego, Estelle Elementary in Estelle.

In regards to advanced studies academies, some residents are zoned to the Marrero Academy and some are zoned to the Gretna Academy.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans operates two high schools:

  • Archbishop Shaw High School, all-boys school
  • Academy of Our Lady, all-girls school

Jefferson Parish Library operates the Belle Terre Library in Marrero.

Notable people

See also

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