Metairie is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 139,524 people and 44 constituent neighborhoods, Metairie is the fourth largest community in Louisiana.
Metairie real estate is some of the most expensive in Louisiana, although Metairie house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Metairie is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Metairie is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Metairie who work in office and administrative support (11.21%), sales jobs (11.00%), and management occupations (8.25%).
Also of interest is that Metairie has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The population of Metairie is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.95% of adults in Metairie have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Metairie in 2018 was $36,497, which is wealthy relative to Louisiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $145,988 for a family of four. However, Metairie contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Metairie is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Metairie home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Metairie residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Metairie also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.51% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Metairie include French, German, Italian, Irish, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Metairie's cultural character, accounting for 15.14% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Metairie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.