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 Orleans–Metairie–Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 33,141 at the 2010 census.
St. John Bosco Chapel at Hope Haven, Marrero
Location of Marrero in Louisiana
|Coordinates: 29°53′10″N 90°06′36″W|
|• Total||8.59 sq mi (22.2 km2)|
|• Land||7.94 sq mi (20.6 km2)|
|• Water||0.66 sq mi (1.7 km2)|
|• Density||3,900/sq mi (1,500/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
Marrero was named in honor of the Louisiana politician and founder of Marrero Land Company, Louis H. Marrero. The area was originally referred to and shown on maps as "Amesville", after the Boston businessman Oakes Ames, who purchased much of the land following the Civil War. In February 1916, the U.S. Postmaster officially changed the name of the Post Office to "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 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 (29.886017, -90.109930). It is bordered to the east by Harvey, to the west by Westwego, and to the north, across the Mississippi, by New Orleans.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the Marrero CDP has a total area of 8.6 square miles (22.3 km2), of which 8.0 sq mi (20.6 km2) are land and 0.66 sq mi (1.7 km2), or 7.66%, are water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 33,141 people, 12,218 households, and 8,629 families residing in the CDP. There were 13,212 housing units, of which 994, or 7.5%, were vacant. The racial makeup of the CDP was 42.1% White, 49.2% African American, 0.7% Native American, 4.7% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.7% some other race, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.4% of the population.
Of the 12,218 households in Marrero, 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.6% were headed by married couples living together, 24.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.9% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69, and the average family size was 3.21.
24.8% of the CDP population was under the age of 18, 9.4% were from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.2 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.9 males.
For the period 2012-16, the estimated median annual income for a household in the CDP was $36,230, and the median income for a family was $48,507. Male full-time workers had a median income of $40,804 versus $31,483 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,643. About 18.6% of families and 23.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.1% of those under age 18 and 18.3% of those age 65 or over.
Marrero's public schools are operated by the Jefferson Parish Public School System.
L.H. Marrero Middle School is in Marrero. Parts of Marrero are zoned to Worley Middle in Westwego, Louisiana and Truman Middle in Marrero .
- Judge Lionel R. Collins Montessori School
- 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.
Jefferson Parish Library operates the Belle Terre Library in Marrero.
- Sherman A. Bernard (1925-2012), politician
- Robert Billiot, former Marrero resident; state representative for Jefferson Parish; retired educator in Westwego
- Marty Booker, NFL player for Chicago Bears, Miami Dolphins, and Atlanta Falcons
- Paul Carr, actor
- Chimdi Chekwa, football player
- Patrick Connick, politician
- Ryan Clark, NFL player
- Girod Jackson III, state representative for House District 87, 2008-2013
- Stephen Jackson, composer
- Tory James, athlete
- Norman Jefferson, former NFL player
- Mickey Joseph, former football quarterback and college football coach
- Vance Joseph, head coach of Denver Broncos
- Elwyn Nicholson, politician
- Blaine Stewart, television news personality
- Kordell Stewart, former NFL player for Pittsburgh Steelers
- Steve Theriot, politician
- Chris Ullo, politician
- Reggie Wayne, football player for Indianapolis Colts
- Scott Arceneaux Jr, rapper for Suicideboys
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