Desire Area, New Orleans

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Coordinates: 29°59′39″N 90°02′04″W / 29.99417°N 90.03444°W / 29.99417; -90.03444
Desire Area
New Orleans Neighborhood
SuperfreshDesire1.jpg
Neighborhood grocery after Hurricane Katrina
Country United States
State Louisiana
City New Orleans
Planning District District 7, Bywater District
Elevation 0 ft (0 m)
Coordinates 29°59′39″N 90°02′04″W / 29.99417°N 90.03444°W / 29.99417; -90.03444
Area 1.83 sq mi (4.7 km2)
 - land 1.72 sq mi (4 km2)
 - water 0.11 sq mi (0 km2), 6.01%
Population 582 (2010)
Density 318 / sq mi (123 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 504

Desire Area is a neighborhood of the city of New Orleans. A subdistrict of the Bywater District Area, its boundaries as defined by the City Planning Commission are: Gentilly Boulevard to the north, the Industrial Canal to the east, Florida Boulevard, Alvar Street, Higgins Boulevard, Piety Street, Pleasure Street, Oliver White Avenue, and Desire Street to the south and People's Avenue to the west.

Geography[edit]

Desire Area is located at 29°59′39″N 90°02′04″W / 29.99417°N 90.03444°W / 29.99417; -90.03444 [1] and has an elevation of 0 feet (0.0 m).[2] According to the United States Census Bureau, the district has a total area of 1.83 square miles (4.7 km2). 1.72 square miles (4.5 km2) of which is land and 0.11 square miles (0.3 km2) (6.01%) of which is water.

Adjacent Neighborhoods[edit]

Boundaries[edit]

The City Planning Commission defines the boundaries of Desire Area as these streets: Gentilly Boulevard, the Industrial Canal, Florida Boulevard, Alvar Street, Higgins Boulevard, Piety Street, Pleasure Street, Oliver White Avenue, Desire Street, and People's Avenue.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Note: The below demographic data is for the Desire Development and Area as these census tracts were combined for the 2010 Census.

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,451 people, 1,587 households, and 1,125 families residing in the neighborhood.[4] The population density was 2,204 /mi² (842 /km²).

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,005 people, 678 households, and 502 families residing in the neighborhood.[4]

Education[edit]

New Orleans Public Schools and the Recovery School District form the school system.

George Washington Carver High School is the area public high school.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Greater New Orleans Community Data Center. "Desire Area Neighborhood". Retrieved 2008-06-21. 
  4. ^ a b "Desire Development and Neighborhood". Greater New Orleans Community Data Center. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Maxwell, Lesli A. "Up From the Ruins." Education Week. Published online on September 27, 2007. Published in print on October 3, 2007 as "Up From the Ruins." Retrieved on April 1, 2013.