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Overview

Introduction to Harahan, Louisiana

Harahan, Louisiana is 4 miles SW of Metairie, Louisiana (center to center) and 7 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana. It is in Jefferson county. The city is part of the New Orleans metro area.

Harahan History

Harahan was named after James T. Harahan, who was the president of the Illinois Central Railroad. Harahan Elementary, which is located along Jefferson Highway, is a notable structure that was enlisted in the Department of the Interior's National Register of Historic Places in 1983. The city is located in Jefferson Parish, which was founded in 1825 and was named after Thomas Jefferson of Virginia.

Harahan and nearby Attractions

  • Colonial Shopping Center
  • Colonial Golf Course
  • Soniat Playground
  • New Orleans Museum of Art

Things To Do In Harahan

Residents and visitors enjoy shopping at the Colonial Shopping Center. Another notable place that one must visit is the New Orleans Museum of Art. Golf lovers can enjoy their free hours at the Colonial Golf Course. The Soniat Playground is also worth taking a look around. Apart from these, the city of Harahan organizes a number of recreational events all through the year.

Harahan Transportation

Flights can be availed from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

Harahan Higher Education

One can pursue higher education at Loyola University New Orleans, Tulane University of Louisiana, Delgado Community College, and Xavier University of Louisiana.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,321
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens18.6%
Employed Population 16+4,930
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married44.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.2%
Median Earnings25+$38,140
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$37,177
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,765

Wealth

Median Family Income$82,195
% Above Poverty Level91.1%
% Below Poverty Level8.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone37.7%
Median Gross Rent$972
Median House Value$221,700

Ancestry

French Except Basque25%
German21.2%
Italian20.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.9%
Irish14.7%
English7.8%
Scottish2.3%
Canadian1.4%
Arab1.1%
Dutch0.9%
African0.7%
Polish0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Finnish0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Welsh0.3%
Australian0.3%
Russian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Harahan Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jefferson Parish
Standard Zip Codes70123
Phone Area Codes504,985
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.95
Approximate Longitude-90.21

Harahan Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationNEW ORLEANS AUDUBON
Distance4.5 miles
Jan Temp45 to 63 F
Apr Temp60 to 79 F
Jul Temp75 to 92 F
Oct Temp62 to 81 F
Annual Precip63.7 inches
StationNEW ORLEANS CALLENDER
Distance14.1 miles
Jan Temp43 to 62 F
Apr Temp58 to 77 F
Jul Temp74 to 91 F
Oct Temp60 to 79 F
Annual Precip65.1 inches
StationST BERNARD
Distance22.7 miles
Jan Temp43 to 62 F
Apr Temp59 to 77 F
Jul Temp74 to 90 F
Oct Temp60 to 78 F
Annual Precip62.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Gretna17,832$49,645
Kenner66,954$63,811
Metairie144,772$74,571
New Orleans382,922$51,289
Reserve9,449$48,966
Westwego8,545$38,490

Harahan Public Schools

Harahan Elementary School
6723 Jefferson Highway
ZIP: 70123
(504) 737-3918
Primary
Total Enrollment 513
River Oaks Hospital
1525 River Oaks Road West
ZIP: 70123
(504) 734-1740
Other
Total Enrollment 13

Harahan Private Schools

Faith Lutheran School
300 Colonial Club Dr
ZIP: 70123
Elementary
Total Enrollment 68
St Rita School
194 Ravan Ave
ZIP: 70123
Elementary
Total Enrollment 342
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