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Living In Metairie, LA

A mid-sized city located in Louisiana, Metairie has a population of approximately 145,000. Retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (19%) here than nationally (14%), while young adults appear in smaller numbers. Overall, the city's residents, at an average age of just over 41, are older than most cities in Louisiana. Home ownership is more common than renting in Metairie, and 38% of residents rent. With an average rent of $986 a month, exceeding the state average by $101/month, relatively high rent costs could play a role in the higher levels of ownership.

With an average commute time of about 24 minutes, shorter than most cities in the state, Metairie residents know that it isn't overly time-consuming to get to work. Many residents (47%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit is not used extensively. Few commuters walk to work.

Compared to the national average (21%), Metairie has a relatively high number of residents over the age of 25 who have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree (26%). There are three primary industries in Metairie: retail, entertainment, and healthcare. Together, these industries make up 20% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's residents work in sales, as 9% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. Metairie workers take home an average annual income of about $74,000, more than the Louisiana average. However, the city's average income is fairly average compared to the national level of $73,345.



Frequently Asked Questions About Metairie

What is the average rent in Metairie?

The average rent of a studio apartment in Metairie is $757 per month. For a one-bedroom apartment it's $1,083 per month. For a two-bedroom apartment the average rent is $1,247 per month.

What is the average cost of rent for a one-bedroom in Metairie?

The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in Metairie is $1,083

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