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Harahan is in Jefferson Parish, in the New Orleans metro area.
The community was named for James T. Harahan, president of the Illinois Central Railroad
The latitude of Harahan is 29.940N. The longitude is -90.203W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 7 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,797.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Harahan 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 70123 ZIP code.
18% of Harahan residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Harahan ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Harahan was $23,448, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Harahan residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Harahan, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $474. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $965.
Libraries in Harahan include Harahan Branch ... View libraries
Jefferson Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Harahan political report.
The average commute time for Harahan workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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