Metairie, LA
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Metairie is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 139,524 people and 44 constituent neighborhoods, Metairie is the fourth largest community in Louisiana.

Metairie real estate is some of the most expensive in Louisiana, although Metairie house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Metairie is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Metairie is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Metairie who work in office and administrative support (13.57%), sales jobs (11.88%), and management occupations (9.15%).

The education level of Metairie citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.81% of adults in Metairie have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Metairie in 2010 was $32,802, which is wealthy relative to Louisiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $131,208 for a family of four. However, Metairie contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Metairie is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Metairie home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Metairie residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Metairie also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.75% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Metairie include German, Italian, Irish, and English.

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