Fairgrounds, New Orleans

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This article is about the New Orleans neighborhood. For thoroughbred racetrack, see Fair Grounds Race Course.
Coordinates: 29°59′10″N 90°04′42″W / 29.98611°N 90.07833°W / 29.98611; -90.07833
Fairgrounds
New Orleans Neighborhood
Country United States
State Louisiana
City New Orleans
Planning District District 4, Mid-City District
Elevation 0 ft (0 m)
Coordinates 29°59′10″N 90°04′42″W / 29.98611°N 90.07833°W / 29.98611; -90.07833
Area 0.87 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 - land 0.87 sq mi (2 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 3,000 (2010)
Density 3,448 / sq mi (1,331 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 504

Fairgrounds is a neighborhood of the city of New Orleans. A subdistrict of the Mid-City District Area, its boundaries as defined by the City Planning Commission are: Florida Avenue, Dugue, Treasure, Republic and Abundance Streets to the north, North Broad Street to the east, Esplanade Avenue to the south and Bayou St. John to the west.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the district has a total area of 0.87 square miles (2.3 km2), 0.87 square miles (2.3 km2) of which is land and 0.00 square miles (0.0 km2) (0.0%) of which is water.

Adjacent neighborhoods[edit]

Boundaries[edit]

The City Planning Commission defines the boundaries of Fairgrounds as these streets: Florida Avenue, Dugue Street, Treasure Street, Republic Street, Abundance Street, North Broad Street, Esplanade Avenue and Bayou St. John.[1]

Landmarks and cityscape[edit]

Neighborhood landmarks include the Fair Grounds Race Course which gives the neighborhood its name, and Saint Louis Cemetery #3.

The remainder of the neighborhood is predominantly residential, with some local businesses along Esplanade Avenue, Ponce de Leon Street, and Gentilly Road.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 6,575 people, 2,983 households, and 1,551 families residing in the neighborhood.[2] The population density was 7,558 /mi² (2,859 /km²).

As of the census of 2010, there were 5,192 people, 2,496 households, and 1,162 families residing in the neighborhood.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greater New Orleans Community Data Center. "Fairgrounds Neighborhood". Retrieved 2008-06-21. 
  2. ^ "Fairgrounds Neighborhood". Greater New Orleans Community Data Center. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Fairgrounds Neighborhood". Greater New Orleans Community Data Center. Retrieved 5 January 2012.