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New Sarpy

L'Anse Aux Outardes
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Coordinates: 29°58′44″N 90°23′08″W / 29.97889°N 90.38556°W / 29.97889; -90.38556Coordinates: 29°58′44″N 90°23′08″W / 29.97889°N 90.38556°W / 29.97889; -90.38556
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish St. Charles
 • Total 2.0 sq mi (5 km2)
 • Land 1.7 sq mi (4 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
3 ft (0.9 m)
 • Total 1,169
 • Density 585/sq mi (226/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 985
L'Anse Aux Outardes Bustard’s cove, 1722. Settled by Canadians, French, Bienville came here in 1699 from Lake Pontchartrain using small waterways, portage. LeSueur and Canadians used the route and were met here by Iberville and Tonti February 24, 1700. It became part of the Second German Coast about 1830.

New Sarpy is a census-designated place (CDP) in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 1,169 at the 2020 census.


New Sarpy is located at 29°58′44″N 90°23′8″W / 29.97889°N 90.38556°W / 29.97889; -90.38556 (29.978937, -90.385492).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.3 km²), of which, 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (17.16%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,568 people, 531 households, and 395 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 931.3 people per square mile (360.4/km²). There were 580 housing units at an average density of 344.5 per square mile (133.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 46.62% White, 51.59% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.72% of the population.

There were 531 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 20.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.6% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.46.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 31.1% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $27,679, and the median income for a family was $31,964. Males had a median income of $29,583 versus $19,934 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $10,532. About 16.9% of families and 19.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.1% of those under age 18 and 30.6% of those age 65 or over.

Popular culture

The film Bug, directed by William Friedkin, includes scenes shot at Migliore’s Grocery and Boomerang’s Bar, in New Sarpy. The scenes were filmed on August 2, 2005, and the film had its US theatrical release on May 25, 2007.[1]


St. Charles Parish Public School System operates public schools, including:

  • New Sarpy Elementary School
  • Destrehan High School in Destrehan
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