Lafitte is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 972 at the 2010 census, and 816 in 2019. It is part of the New Orleans–Metairie–Kennermetropolitan statistical area. Lafitte is located at the southern end of Louisiana Highway 45 along Bayou Barataria, and fishing is a major part of the local economy and culture.
Lafitte is located at 29°40′39″N90°6′19″W (29.677566, -90.105386). It is 27 miles (43 km) by road south of New Orleans. Lafitte is bordered to the north by the town of Jean Lafitte, and to the west, across Bayou Barataria, by unincorporated Barataria. According to the United States Census Bureau, the Lafitte CDP has a total area of 6.4 square miles (16.6 km2), of which 4.8 square miles (12.5 km2) are land and 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2), or 24.57%, are water.
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated 816 people lived in the CDP, down from 972 at the 2010 U.S. census. The racial and ethnic makeup was 89% non-Hispanic white, and 11% two or more races. The median household income was $58,375 and 19.2% lived at or below the poverty line.
Lafitte residents are zoned to Jefferson Parish Public Schools.
Residents in K–6 are zoned to Lafitte Elementary School. Grades 7–12 are zoned to Fisher Middle-High School.
- “US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990”. United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- “Geography Profile: Lafitte CDP, Louisiana”. data.census.gov. Retrieved 2021-08-12.
- “Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Lafitte CDP, Louisiana”. American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved July 3, 2018.