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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.

Average Rent in Metairie

Studio1 Bed2 Bed3 Bed
Jan 20$667$892$1,065$1,402
Dec 196678821,0851,405
Nov 196678951,0871,405
Oct 196678771,0821,405
Sep 196678801,1221,460
Aug 196678751,0951,455
Jul 196678651,1051,450
Jun 196678751,0801,360
May 196678751,0821,355
Apr 196678771,0801,400
Mar 196528471,0421,425
Feb 196528321,0571,370
*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

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