Marrero, LA
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Marrero is a medium-sized town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 33,391 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Marrero is the 12th largest community in Louisiana.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Marrero is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Marrero is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Marrero who work in office and administrative support (16.99%), sales jobs (10.51%), and food service (6.43%).

In Marrero, just 9.62% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Marrero in 2010 was $18,701, which is middle income relative to Louisiana, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $74,804 for a family of four. However, Marrero contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Marrero is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Marrero home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Marrero residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Marrero include Italian, German, Irish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Marrero is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.