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New Sarpy, Louisiana

Coordinates: 29°58′44″N 90°23′08″W / 29.97889°N 90.38556°W / 29.97889; -90.38556
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New Sarpy
L'Anse Aux Outardes
New Sarpy is located in Louisiana
New Sarpy
New Sarpy
Location of New Sarpy in Louisiana
Coordinates: 29°58′44″N 90°23′08″W / 29.97889°N 90.38556°W / 29.97889; -90.38556
CountryUnited States
ParishSt. Charles
 • Total1.38 sq mi (3.57 km2)
 • Land1.14 sq mi (2.94 km2)
 • Water0.24 sq mi (0.63 km2)
3 ft (0.9 m)
 • Total1,169
 • Density1,029.96/sq mi (397.58/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code985
L'Anse Aux OutardesBustard’s cove, 1722. Settled by Canadians, French, Bienville came here in 1699 from Lake Pontchartrain using small waterways, portage. LeSueur and Canadians used the route and were met here by Iberville and Tonti February 24, 1700. It became part of the Second German Coast about 1730.

New Sarpy is a census-designated place (CDP) in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 1,169 at the 2020 census.[2]


A 1775 map of the German Coast with Bustards Cove located on the east bank of the Mississippi River, at its confluence with the Sueur River.[3]

In 1699, Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville and Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville discovered an indigenous Bayagoula settlement located near the Mississippi River intersection with a tributary in present-day New Sarpy.[4] The site was named L’Anse aux Outardes or Bustard’s Cove.[4]

In 1722 and 1723, French, German, and newly arrived settlers from French Canada were granted lands on the east bank of the Mississippi River and moved from west bank German Coast villages to establish the first east bank settlement at L’Anse aux Outardes or Bustard’s Cove.[5] The granting of lands on the east bank, led to the founding of the Second German Coast in 1730 and the establishment of officially having settlements on both banks of the Mississippi River.[5]


New Sarpy is located at 29°58′44″N 90°23′8″W / 29.97889°N 90.38556°W / 29.97889; -90.38556 (29.978937, -90.385492).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.3 km2), of which 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2) is land and 0.3 square mile (0.9 km2) (17.16%) is water.


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
New Sarpy racial composition as of 2020[8]
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 497 42.51%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 565 48.33%
Native American 2 0.17%
Other/Mixed 51 4.36%
Hispanic or Latino 54 4.62%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,169 people, 441 households, and 353 families residing in the CDP.[8]


St. Charles Parish Public School System operates public schools, including:

Popular culture[edit]

The film Bug, directed by William Friedkin, includes scenes shot at Migliore's Grocery and Boomerang's Bar, in New Sarpy. The scenes were filmed on August 2, 2005, and the film had its US theatrical release on May 25, 2007.[10]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  2. ^ "2020 Race and Population Totals". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 25, 2021.
  3. ^ "Course Of The River Mississippi, from the Balise to Fort Chartres. Ross, Lieut. 1775" rumsey.geogarage.com
  4. ^ a b "Pieree le Moyne, Sieur d'Iberville". scphistory.org/. Retrieved August 24, 2022.
  5. ^ a b "Bustard's Cove – L'Anse aux Outardes". scphistory.org/. Retrieved August 24, 2022.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 28, 2021.
  9. ^ "Destrehan High School" (Archive). AdvancED. p. 4. Retrieved on December 3, 2016. "The school pulls from the five communities which make up the East Bank of St. Charles Parish: Destrehan, Montz, New Sarpy, Norco, and St. Rose."
  10. ^ "Hollywood South". April 28, 2007. Archived from the original on April 28, 2007. Retrieved October 25, 2021.