Metairie employment information

IndexMetairieLouisianaNational
Income per capita$32,849$24,775$28,555
Median household income$51,808$44,991$53,482
Median income owner occupied$69,144$57,681$68,142
Median income renter occupied$34,800$26,583$33,219
Median earnings male$38,640$37,322$36,116
Median earnings female$26,567$22,260$25,692
Unemployment rate4.6%5.3%5.8%
Poverty level13.7%19.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Metairie is 15% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Metairie is 3% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Metairie is 22% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Metairie is 12% lower than the national average.

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Metairie median earnings by income bracket

Metairie employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry15.6%2.1%
Manufacturing sector6.6%0.7%
Financial & insurance services3.5%6.7%
Wholesale & retail services14.5%15.1%
Public administration5.0%3.5%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.2%2.0%
Education, health & social services9.1%31.9%
Other35.5%34.3%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Lafourche Crossing, LA2,301$74,15239%
Bayou Gauche, LA2,594$72,39835%
Destrehan, LA11,250$70,01331%
Belle Chasse, LA13,171$63,23818%
Harahan, LA9,324$62,58217%
Metairie, LA140,074$51,8083%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Clarksville, TN140,563$47,48911%
Pasadena, CA139,065$70,84532%
Orange, CA138,980$77,08644%
Savannah, GA141,298$36,62832%
Dayton, OH141,776$28,17447%
Metairie, LA140,074$51,8083%
Source: The Metairie, LA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.