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Overview

Introduction to Slidell, Louisiana

Slidell, Louisiana, in St Tammany county, is 28 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is considered part of the New Orleans metropolitan area.

Slidell History

The city of Slidell is in Saint Tammany Parish. It is a part of the New Orleans metro area. Slidell was founded in 1882 after the New Orleans and Northeastern Railroad arrived in the area. Slidell was formally incorporated as a city in 1888. It was named after John Slidell, an American politician. Business in the city began to develop in the early twentieth century.

Slidell and nearby Attractions

  • New Orleans Museum of Art
  • Fort Pike State Historic Site
  • Fontainebleau State Park
  • De Soto National Forest
  • Bienville National Forest

Things To Do In Slidell

Tourists can visit the Fort Pike State Historic Site, which has a fort, a museum and a picnic area. The structure was built between 1819 and 1826. The Fontainebleau Site Park is another tourist attraction where one can enjoy swimming, camping and wind surfing.

Slidell Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

Slidell Higher Education

Higher education is available from Delgado Community College, Dillard University, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Technical College, Loyola University New Orleans and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

People

Total Population 27,567
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 16.2%
Employed Population 16+ 12,273
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 48.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.1%
Median Earnings25+ $35,188
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,190
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,611

Wealth

Median Family Income $61,496
% Above Poverty Level 83.7%
% Below Poverty Level 16.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.4%
Median Gross Rent $951
Median House Value $152,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.1%
US/American 0%
English 7.1%
Irish 11.8%

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

Slidell Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 28 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana
County St Tammany
Metro Area New Orleans
Standard Zip Codes 70458, 70460, 70461
P.O. Box Zip Codes 70459, 70469
Phone Area Codes 985
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.275
Longitude -89.781

Slidell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station SLIDELL
Distance 1 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 61 F
Apr Temp 56 to 77 F
Jul Temp 73 to 91 F
Oct Temp 57 to 80 F
Annual Precip 62.6 inches
Station BAY ST LOUIS NASA
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 61 F
Apr Temp 55 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 55 to 80 F
Annual Precip 65.9 inches
Station PICAYUNE
Distance 17.4 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 61 F
Apr Temp 54 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 55 to 80 F
Annual Precip 63.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

North Shore (70458)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Abita Springs 2,529 $81,100
Covington 9,350 $60,313
Madisonville 756 $99,375
Mandeville 12,187 $94,355
Pearl River 2,466 $56,607

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

Slidell Hospitals

SOUTHERN SURGICAL HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
1700 W LINDBERG DRIVE
(985) 641-0600
Emergency Service: Yes

SLIDELL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
1001 GAUSE BLVD
(985) 643-2200
Emergency Service: Yes

DOCTORS' HOSPITAL OF SLIDELL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
989 ROBERT BLVD
(504) 690-8200
Emergency Service: No

NORTHSHORE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
100 MEDICAL CENTER DRIVE
(985) 649-7070
Emergency Service: Yes

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Slidell High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

SLIDELL HIGH SCHOOL
#1 TIGER DRIVE
985-643-2992
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,915 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

NORTHSHORE HIGH SCHOOL
100 PANTHER DRIVE
985-649-6400
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,557 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

SALMEN HIGH SCHOOL
4040 BERKLEY STREET
985-643-7366
A Title I School.
Serves 901 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

SLIDELL PATHWAYS SCHOOL
2552 SERGEANT ALFRED DRIVE
985-641-5729
A Special Education School
A Title I School.
Serves 45 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2.1

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