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The population of Waggaman is approximately 9,435 (2000), 10015 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,096 (2000), 3377 (2010).

The amount of land area in Waggaman is 14.434 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Waggaman is 5.58 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 2.53 sq kilometers.
The distance from Waggaman to Washington DC is 1002 miles. The distance to the Louisiana state capital is 65 miles. (as the crow flies)
Waggaman is positioned 29.93 degrees north of the equator and 90.23 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Waggaman elevation is 6 feet above sea level.
Waggaman per capita income is $12,078 (2000).
Waggaman median income is $36,000 (2005).

The Waggaman median home price is $86,300 (2005).

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Waggaman location: in southeastern Louisiana about 12 miles from New Orleans and about six miles from Kenner. Other nearby communities include Harahan, River Ridge, Avondale, Elmwood, Bridge City, Ama and Jefferson.

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Waggaman history:

The area was named for U.S. Senator George Augustus Waggaman (1782-1843) who settled in the area with his wife, Camille Arnoult, who inherited a large tract of land there. They built a large plantation which they named Avondale. The Avondale home was taken by the Mississippi River in the early 1900s.
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