Gardere, Louisiana

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Location in East Baton Rouge Parish and the state of Louisiana.
Location in East Baton Rouge Parish and the state of Louisiana.
Coordinates: 30°21′07″N 91°07′44″W / 30.35194°N 91.12889°W / 30.35194; -91.12889Coordinates: 30°21′07″N 91°07′44″W / 30.35194°N 91.12889°W / 30.35194; -91.12889
CountryUnited States
ParishEast Baton Rouge
 • Total3.4 sq mi (9 km2)
 • Land3.4 sq mi (9 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
23 ft (7 m)
 • Total10,580
 • Density3,100/sq mi (1,200/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)225

Gardere is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP) in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, United States. The area is also known as Riverland.[1] The population was 10,580 at the 2010 census,[2] up from 8,992 in 2000. It is part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Gardere is located in southern East Baton Rouge Parish at 30°21′7″N 91°7′44″W / 30.35194°N 91.12889°W / 30.35194; -91.12889 (30.351836, -91.128945).[3] It is bordered to the west and the northeast by the city of Baton Rouge. Louisiana Highway 30 forms the southwestern edge of the CDP, and Louisiana Highway 42 runs through the northeast side of the CDP. Both highways lead northwest 8 miles (13 km) to the center of Baton Rouge. Highway 30 leads south 6 miles (10 km) to St. Gabriel, while Highway 42 leads east 6 miles (10 km) to Interstate 10.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Gardere CDP has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2), all land.[2]


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 8,992 people, 3,216 households, and 2,010 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,689.1 people per square mile (1,039.5/km²). There were 3,601 housing units at an average density of 1,076.9 per square mile (416.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 22.83% White, 70.96% African American, 0.14% Native American, 2.15% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 2.21% from other races, and 1.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.71% of the population.

There were 3,216 households out of which 43.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 29.7% were married couples living together, 26.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 0.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.34.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 33.7% under the age of 18, 20.0% from 18 to 24, 34.8% from 25 to 44, 10.3% from 45 to 64, and 1.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $26,223, and the median income for a family was $27,550. Males had a median income of $27,219 versus $20,735 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $11,448. About 22.7% of families and 27.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.3% of those under age 18 and 15.1% of those age 65 or over.


East Baton Rouge Parish Public Schools serves Gardere.[5]

Three elementary schools serve sections of Gardere: Highland, Magnolia Woods, and Wildwood.[6] All residents of Gardere are zoned to Kenilworth Middle School. As of 2016 Kenilworth is under the administration of the Recovery School District (RSD). Half of the residents of Gardere may also attend Glasgow Middle School while, in the other half, the option middle school is Westdale Middle School; both schools are directly controlled by EBR Parish Schools.[7] Residents in the western section are zoned to McKinley High School, while those in the eastern section are zoned to Tara High School.[8]

When Robert E. Lee High School was in operation, it served all of Gardere.[9][10]


  1. ^ Google Maps
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Gardere CDP, Louisiana". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved February 3, 2016.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Gardere CDP, LA." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on January 7, 2017.
  6. ^ "Elemementary-School-Boundary-Descriptions-15-16.pdf." East Baton Rouge Parish Public Schools. Retrieved on January 7, 2017. Highland is on page 15/41. Magnolia Woods is on page 21/41. Wildwood is on p. 39/41.
  7. ^ "Middle-School-Boundary-Descriptions-15-16.pdf." East Baton Rouge Parish Public Schools. Retrieved on January 6, 2017. Kenilworth is on p. 7/14.
  8. ^ "High-School-Boundary-Descriptions-15-16.pdf Archived 2016-04-18 at the Wayback Machine." East Baton Rouge Parish Public Schools. Retrieved on January 7, 2017. McKinley is on p. 6/10. Tara is on p. 9/10.
  9. ^ "mapshigh.pdf." East Baton Rouge Parish Public Schools. April 26, 2005. Retrieved on January 6, 2017. p. 9/12 has the map for Robert E. Lee High School.
  10. ^ "Census 2000 Block Map: Gardere CDP." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on January 7, 2017.