Fairgrounds, New Orleans

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This article is about the New Orleans neighborhood. For thoroughbred racetrack, see Fair Grounds Race Course.
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; -90.07833Coordinates: 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.