Avondale, Louisiana

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Census-designated place
Avondale is located in Louisiana
Location of Avondale in Louisiana
Coordinates: 29°54′16″N 90°12′15″W / 29.90444°N 90.20417°W / 29.90444; -90.20417Coordinates: 29°54′16″N 90°12′15″W / 29.90444°N 90.20417°W / 29.90444; -90.20417
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Jefferson
 • Total 5.8 sq mi (15 km2)
 • Land 5.4 sq mi (14 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1 km2)
Elevation 3 ft (0.9 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,954
 • Density 850/sq mi (330/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 504

Avondale is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States, on the West Bank of the Mississippi River. The population was 4,954 at the 2010 census.[1] It is part of the New OrleansMetairieKenner Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Avondale (AVD) is located at 29°54′16″N 90°12′15″W / 29.90444°N 90.20417°W / 29.90444; -90.20417.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.8 square miles (15 km2), of which, 5.4 square miles (14 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of it (6.04%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,441 people, 1,726 households, and 1,439 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 998.8 people per square mile (385.5/km²). There were 1,811 housing units at an average density of 332.4 per square mile (128.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 63.70% White, 20.25% African American, 0.53% Native American, 12.20% Asian, 1.58% from other races, and 1.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.80% of the population.

There were 1,726 households out of which 38.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples living together, 15.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.6% were non-families. 13.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.15 and the average family size was 3.44.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $35,917, and the median income for a family was $37,250. Males had a median income of $28,730 versus $21,936 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $13,518. About 15.6% of families and 17.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.7% of those under age 18 and 12.6% of those age 65 or over.


Jefferson Parish Public Schools operates public schools.[3]

Most residents are zoned to Catherine Strehle Elementary School in Avondale and some are zoned to Lucille Cherbonnier/Norbert Rillieux Elementary School in Waggaman.[4] All residents are zoned to Henry Ford Middle School in Avondale and L.W. Higgins High School in Marrero.[5][6] In regards to advanced studies academies, residents are zoned to the Marrero Academy.[7]

Previously a portion of the community was zoned to Norbert Rillieux Elementary in Waggaman.[8] In 2012 the school board announced Rillieux was being considered for consolidation into Lucille Cherbonnier Elementary.[9]


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