Grand Isle, Louisiana

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Grand Isle, Louisiana

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High Points

Grand Isle strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Louisiana):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Grand Isle Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Grand Isle Affordability of Property Taxes
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Grand Isle Walking and Biking to Work
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 13% Grand Isle Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 17% Grand Isle Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Grand Isle, Louisiana

Comparing Grand Isle to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Louisiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Age of the Population 7 10
Well-Paid Single Men 5 9
Senior Citizens 4 5
Racial Diversity 4 1
Well-Paid Single Women 3 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 9
Average Household Size 5 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 7
People Above Poverty 4 9
People in Middle Class or Better 4 8
Median Family Income 3 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 10 10
Working at Home 8 10
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 2
Housing Recently Built 6 4
Affordability of Rents 6 3
People Living Alone 4 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3

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Grand Isle Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 49 miles S of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Jefferson
Metro Area New Orleans
Standard Zip Codes 70358
Phone Area Codes 504
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.236
Longitude -89.987

Grand Isle Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 63 F
Apr Temp 59 to 77 F
Jul Temp 74 to 90 F
Oct Temp 60 to 79 F
Annual Precip 65.4 inches
Station BURAS
Distance 29.2 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 61 F
Apr Temp 61 to 76 F
Jul Temp 76 to 89 F
Oct Temp 65 to 78 F
Annual Precip 59.8 inches
Distance 40.2 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 62 F
Apr Temp 58 to 77 F
Jul Temp 74 to 91 F
Oct Temp 60 to 79 F
Annual Precip 65.1 inches
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Grand Isle Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,541 100%
Male 788 51.1%
Female 753 48.9%
Under 18 365 23.7%
18+ 1,176 76.3%
65+ 204 13.2%
Median Age 39.7
Average Family Size 2.89
White 1,480 96%
African-American 3 0.2%
Asian 3 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 35 2.3%
Other 6 0.4%
Mixed Race 14 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 23 1.5%

Estimated Grand Isle Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,594
Growth 53
Growth % 3.4%

Grand Isle Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
French (except Basque) 29.3%
US/American 15.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.1%
French Canadian 10.9%
Italian 8.5%
German 6.8%
Irish 4.8%
English 2.9%
Scottish 1.8%
Acadian/Cajun 1.3%
European 1.2%
Norwegian 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Welsh 0.6%
Swiss 0.5%
Russian 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Grand Isle 1,541 $35,517
Golden Meadow 2,193 $36,944
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Grand Isle High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 208 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8

Grand Isle Colleges

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