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Barataria is in Jefferson Parish, in the New Orleans metro area.
The community name derives from Spanish for deception: the bay appears to flow into the Mississippi, but it does not
The latitude of Barataria is 29.723N. The longitude is -90.123W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 3 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,333.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Barataria demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jefferson Parish economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, New Orleans area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 70036 ZIP code.
7% of Barataria residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Barataria ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Barataria was $12,890, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Barataria residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Barataria, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $247. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $840.
Jefferson Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Barataria political report.
The average commute time for Barataria workers is 40 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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