St. Rose, Louisiana

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St. Rose
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish St. Charles
Elevation 10 ft (3 m)
Coordinates 29°57′38″N 90°18′47″W / 29.96056°N 90.31306°W / 29.96056; -90.31306Coordinates: 29°57′38″N 90°18′47″W / 29.96056°N 90.31306°W / 29.96056; -90.31306
Area 5.0 sq mi (12.9 km2)
 - land 4.0 sq mi (10 km2)
 - water 1.0 sq mi (3 km2), 20%
Population 6,540 (2000)
Density 1,620.1 / sq mi (625.5 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 504
Location of St. Rose in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States

Saint Rose (usually written as St. Rose) is a census-designated place (CDP) in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, United States. St. Rose is on the East Bank of the Mississippi River two miles (3 km) north of the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana border, and is part of the Greater New Orleans Metropolitan area. The population was 6,540 at the 2000 census.


St. Rose is located at 29°57′38″N 90°18′47″W / 29.96056°N 90.31306°W / 29.96056; -90.31306 (29.960421, -90.313094).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.0 square miles (13.0 km²), of which, 4.0 square miles (10.5 km²) of it is land and 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²) of it (19.88%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 6,540 people, 2,286 households, and 1,748 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,620.1 people per square mile (625.0/km²). There were 2,385 housing units at an average density of 590.8 per square mile (227.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 55.23% White, 41.51% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.19% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.53% of the population.

There were 2,286 households out of which 43.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 21.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.5% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 30.5% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 34.3% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $34,704, and the median income for a family was $37,772. Males had a median income of $30,972 versus $21,418 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $14,091. About 9.1% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.7% of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents[edit]

Ed Reed, NFL Player for the Baltimore Ravens, Houston Texans and New York Jets. He is considered to be one of the best safeties in NFL history.

Margaret Taylor-Burroughs, a co-founder of the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago, IL, was born in St. Rose.

Gary Tyler, thought to be wrongly convicted of murder in 1974 and serving a life sentence in Louisiana State Penitentiary.