|• Total||5.99 sq mi (15.51 km2)|
|• Land||5.56 sq mi (14.39 km2)|
|• Water||0.43 sq mi (1.12 km2)|
|Elevation||3 ft (0.9 m)|
|• Density||824.55/sq mi (318.35/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||542944|
Avondale is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States, on the west bank of the Mississippi River. The population was 4,582 in 2020. It is part of the New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner metropolitan statistical area.
Avondale is located at  on the south side ("West Bank") of the Mississippi River. It is bordered to the west by Waggaman and to the east by Bridge City, while to the north, across the Mississippi, it is bordered by the city of Harahan. The closest road crossing of the Mississippi is the Huey P. Long Bridge 4 miles (6 km) northeast of Avondale, carrying U.S. Route 90. Downtown New Orleans is 13 miles (21 km) northeast of Avondale by road.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the Avondale CDP has a total area of 6.0 square miles (15.5 km2), of which 5.6 square miles (14.4 km2) are land and 0.42 square miles (1.1 km2), or 7.23%, are water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||1,444||31.51%|
|Hispanic or Latino||555||12.11%|
According to the 2020 United States census, there were 4,582 people, 1,729 households, and 1,239 families residing in the CDP. The 2019 American Community Survey reported there were 5,321 people and 1,729 households residing in the census-designated place. Of the population in 2019, there were 1,729 households spread among 1,838 housing units. The average family size was 3.72.
In 2019, the racial and ethnic makeup of the CDP was 40.3% non-Hispanic white, 35.4% Black or African American, 15.9% Asian, 1.2% some other race, 0.2% two or more races, and 9.0% Hispanic and Latino American of any race. An estimated 14.0% of its population was foreign-born, and the median age was 36.7. Other than English, 8.3% of the population spoke Spanish, 16.4% Asian and Pacific Islander languages, and 1.8% other Indo-European languages. In 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau tabulated a total racial and ethnic composition of 41.34% non-Hispanic whites, 31.51% Black or African Americans, 0.41% Native Americans, 10.78% Asians, 3.84% other races and ethnicities, and 12.11% Hispanic and Latino American of any race; the census estimates and tabulation have represented the diversification of the U.S. nationwide and its non-Hispanic white demographic decline.
Most residents are zoned to Catherine Strehle Elementary School in Avondale and some are zoned to Lucille Cherbonnier/Norbert Rillieux Elementary School in Waggaman. All residents are zoned to Henry Ford Middle School in Avondale and L.W. Higgins High School in Marrero. In regards to advanced studies academies, residents are zoned to the Marrero Academy and Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy.
Previously a portion of the community was zoned to Norbert Rillieux Elementary in Waggaman. In 2012 the school board announced Rillieux was being considered for consolidation into Lucille Cherbonnier Elementary.
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