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The population of Harahan is approximately 9,242 (2006), 9277 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 4,129 (2000), 3864 (2010).

The amount of land area in Harahan is 5.125 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Harahan is 1.97 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 1.305 sq kilometers.
The distance from Harahan to Washington DC is 1001 miles. The distance to the Louisiana state capital is 66 miles. (as the crow flies)
Harahan is positioned 29.93 degrees north of the equator and 90.20 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Harahan elevation is 7 feet above sea level.
Harahan per capita income is $23,448 (2000).
Harahan median income is $48,600 (2005).

The Harahan median home price is $182,100 (2005).

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Harahan location: on the eastbank of the Mississippi River in the New Orleans area of southeastern Louisiana about four miles from Metairie and about ten miles from New Orleans. Other nearby communities include Elmwood, River Ridge, Waggaman, Avondale, Bridge City, Jefferson and Westwego.

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Harahan history:

Harahan was named for the former president of the Illinois Central Railroad Company, James T. Harahan. The community was developed for the railroad workers needs. It was built in a bend of the Mississippi River which had many plantation homes, including the Tchoupitoulas House. For more information about Harahan, please call: 504-737-6383.
The incorporation date of Harahan: 1920

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