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The Louisiana state capital is Baton Rouge.

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70001, 70002, 70003, 70004, 70005, 70006, 70009, 70010, 70011, 70033, 70055, 70060

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The population of Metairie is approximately 149,428 (2000), 138481 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 67,225 (2000), 59915 (2010).

The amount of land area in Metairie is 60.24 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Metairie is 23.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.016 sq kilometers.
The distance from Metairie to Washington DC is 997 miles. The distance to the Louisiana state capital is 65 miles. (as the crow flies)
Metairie is positioned 29.99 degrees north of the equator and 90.17 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Metairie elevation is 2 feet above sea level.
Metairie per capita income is $24,771 (2000).
Metairie median income is $43,044 (2005).

The Metairie median home price is $170,900 (2005).

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Metairie location: about eight miles from New Orleans in southeastern Louisiana. Other nearby communities include Jefferson, Elmwood, River Ridge, Harahan, Kenner, Bridge City, Waggaman and Avondale.

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Metairie history:

The original spelling, Métairie, is a French language term for a tenant farm which paid the landlord with a share of the produce (sharecropping), as this was the main activity of the area in the early 19th century
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Metairie attractions:

Metairie is a large unincorporated area which surrounds Harahan on three sides. Though once mostly residential, the area has built up a healthy business center in recent years. One of it's claims to fame is the longest bridge over water in the world, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. The Causeway connects Metairie with St. Tammany Parish on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. Technically, Lake Pontchartrain is not a lake at all, but an estuary with a large salt-water content. It has 610 square miles and is joined with the Mississippi Sound. It is the largest inland estuary in the United States. The Lake is a popular birdwatching area with places set aside for the fans to watch the birds. The Purple Martins fly in huge formations during the summer months, peaking during July.

Jefferson Performing Arts Society
P.O. Box 704
Metairie, LA
Phone: 504 834-5727
features Jefferson Symphony Orchestra, Jefferson Symphony Chorus, Children's Chorus Theater Wing and the Jefferson Ballet.

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Metairie is also one of the largest unincorporated communities in the United States.

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