Eden Isle, Louisiana

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Coordinates: 30°13′27″N 89°48′01″W / 30.22417°N 89.80028°W / 30.22417; -89.80028
Eden Isles
Census-designated place
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish St. Tammany
Elevation 7 ft (2 m)
Coordinates 30°13′27″N 89°48′01″W / 30.22417°N 89.80028°W / 30.22417; -89.80028
Area 4.2 sq mi (10.9 km2)
 - land 3.2 sq mi (8 km2)
 - water 1.0 sq mi (3 km2), 23.81%
Population 7,041 (2010)
Density 2,200.3 / sq mi (849.5 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 985
Location of Eden Isles in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Website: http://www.covla.com

Eden Isle is a census-designated place (CDP) in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, United States, on the northeast shore of Lake Pontchartrain. The population was 7,041 at the 2010 census.[1] It is part of the New OrleansMetairieKenner Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Eden Isle is located at 30°13′27″N 89°48′1″W / 30.22417°N 89.80028°W / 30.22417; -89.80028 (30.224116, -89.800390).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.2 square miles (10.8 km2), of which 3.2 square miles (8.4 km2) is land and 0.97 square miles (2.5 km2), or 22.82%, is water.[3]

The area was devastated after Hurricane Katrina in August 2005.

Originally, the land was a marsh with a canal and levee bordering a pine forest behind Salmen High School and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and School. The marsh was drained and filled over a period of several years prior to the development of the community.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 6,261 people, 2,761 households, and 1,860 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,838.9 people per square mile (711.0/km²). There were 3,206 housing units at an average density of 941.6 per square mile (364.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.15% White, 2.64% African American, 0.53% Native American, 2.19% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.44% of the population.

There were 2,761 households out of which 22.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.72.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 17.8% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 36.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 104.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $53,811, and the median income for a family was $71,083. Males had a median income of $50,417 versus $34,712 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $31,798. About 6.9% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.4% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.

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