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Census-designated place
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Jefferson
Elevation ft (0.9 m)
Coordinates 29°53′28″N 90°04′09″W / 29.89111°N 90.06917°W / 29.89111; -90.06917
Area 7.0 sq mi (18.1 km2)
 - land 6.7 sq mi (17 km2)
 - water 0.3 sq mi (1 km2), 4.29%
Population 22,226 (2000)
Density 3,329.7 /sq mi (1,285.6 /km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 504
Location of Harvey in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States

Harvey is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States. Harvey is on the West Bank of the Mississippi River, within the New OrleansMetairieKenner Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 22,226 at the 2000 census.



Harvey is located at 29°53′28″N 90°04′09″W / 29.89111°N 90.06917°W / 29.89111; -90.06917

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.0 square miles (18.2 km²), of which, 6.7 square miles (17.3 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (5.11%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 22,226 people, 7,878 households, and 5,806 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,329.7 people per square mile (1,284.7/km²). There were 8,601 housing units at an average density of 1,288.5/sq mi (497.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 48.12% White, 42.45% African American, 0.51% Native American, 5.24% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.04% from other races, and 1.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.34% of the population.

There were 7,878 households out of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 21.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $30,010, and the median income for a family was $34,221. Males had a median income of $31,961 versus $21,650 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $14,885. About 21.2% of families and 23.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.2% of those under age 18 and 14.3% of those age 65 or over.


Harvey's public schools are operated by the Jefferson Parish Public School System, which has its headquarters in Harvey.[2][3]

List of Schools

  • Helen Cox High School
  • West Jefferson High School
  • Woodmere Elementary School
  • Woodland West Elementary School
  • Ella C. Pittman Elementary School
  • St. Ville Academy for High School Preparation
  • Homedale School
  • St Rosalie Elementary School
  • Harvey Kindergarten Center


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ Home page. Jefferson Parish Public Schools. Retrieved on December 23, 2009.
  3. ^ "Harvey CDP, Louisiana." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on December 23, 2009.


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