Introduction to Reserve, Louisiana

Reserve is part of the New Orleans metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 9,111 people live in Reserve.

Reserve History

Reserve is a CDP or census - designated place and is located in St. John the Baptist Parish, which was founded in 1807. The plantation of the town had the largest sugar refinery of the country in the early 20th century. Reserve was visited by President William Howard Taft in 1909 and by President Gerald Ford in 1976.

Reserve and nearby Attractions

  • Garyville Timbermill Museum
  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
  • Huey P. Long Mansion
  • Bayou Segnette State Park
  • Longue Vue House & Gardens
  • Tickfaw State Park

Things To Do In Reserve

Reserve offers easy access to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, Longue Vue House and Gardens, Cabildo, Fairview - Riverside State Park, and Tickfaw State Park. The Garyville Timbermill Museum is also nearby. Apart from these, Reserve also organizes a number of recreational events and special programs throughout the year.

Reserve Transportation

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is the nearest airport.

Reserve Higher Education

Louisiana Technical College - River Parishes Campus is located in Reserve. Nicholls State University, Loyola University New Orleans, and Tulane University of Louisiana also offer higher educational facilities.


Total Population 9,615
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 13.2%
Employed Population 16+ 3,889
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 43.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.6%
Median Earnings25+ $31,091
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,476
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,328


Median Family Income $50,685
% Above Poverty Level 79%
% Below Poverty Level 21%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%


People Living Alone 21.7%
Median Gross Rent $853
Median House Value $119,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 67.6%
US/American 0%
English 1.7%
Irish 2.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Reserve Almanac

Category Value
County St John the Baptist
Metro Area New Orleans
Standard Zip Codes 70084
Phone Area Codes 985
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.07
Longitude -90.55

Reserve Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 4.1 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 61 F
Apr Temp 57 to 78 F
Jul Temp 73 to 91 F
Oct Temp 58 to 80 F
Annual Precip 64.8 inches
Distance 18.6 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 62 F
Apr Temp 58 to 78 F
Jul Temp 74 to 91 F
Oct Temp 60 to 80 F
Annual Precip 64.1 inches
Station PARADIS 7 S
Distance 21 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 64 F
Apr Temp 58 to 78 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 58 to 81 F
Annual Precip 65.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Reserve, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Belle Point (70084)

Lions (70084)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
French Settlement 1,349 $51,250
Gramercy 3,493 $56,583
Kenner 66,993 $62,204
Killian 1,030 $69,519
Lutcher 3,415 $54,375
Sorrento 1,457 $57,188

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Serves 1,338 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

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