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Jefferson Parish, Louisiana


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Statistics & Facts

The Louisiana state capital is Baton Rouge.
The population of Terrytown is approximately 25,430 (2000), 23319 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 9656 (2000), 8384 (2010).
The amount of land area in Terrytown is 9.588 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Terrytown is 3.67 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.108 sq kilometers.
The distance from Terrytown to Washington DC is 994 miles.
The distance to the Louisiana state capital is 77 miles. (as the crow flies)
Terrytown is positioned 29.90 degrees north of the equator and 90.02 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Terrytown elevation is -3 feet above sea level.
Terrytown per capita income is $ 16,725 (2000).
Terrytown median income is $ 40,100 (2005).
The Terrytown median home price is $ 126,000 (2005).


an unincorporated area of Jefferson Parish immediately adjacent to the city of New Orleans on the westbank of the Mississippi river. Other nearby communities include Timberlane, Gretna, Harvey, Belle Chasse, Arabi, Woodmere and Chalmette.
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History & History Related Items

Terrytown was founded on 5 March 1960. It was named after Terry Kaplow, the developers' daughter. Paul Kaplow had two daughters, Terry and Carol Sue. If you notice the two main intersecting streets are Carol Sue Ave. running east and west and Terry Parkway running north and south.
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Statistical information for Terrytown.
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Terrytown City Government

Terrytown Civic Association
P.O. Box 1072
Terrytown, LA 70056-1072

Terrytown is an unincorporated area of Jefferson Parish and, as such, is governed by the Parish rather than a local government. It is known by the US Census Bureau as a CDP or Census Designated Place.

Terrytown Chamber

Jefferson Chamber of Commerce
3421 N. Causeway Blvd., Ste 203
Metairie, LA 70002

Terrytown Organizations

Jefferson Chamber of Commerce
3421 N. Causeway Blvd., Ste 203
Metairie, LA 70002

Terrytown Libraries

Terrytown Library
680 Heritage Ave
Terrytown, LA 70056
Phone: 504-364-2717

Terrytown Schools

Jefferson Parish Schools
4600 River Road
Marrero, Louisiana 70072
PHone: 504-349-7600
Terrytown Elementary
550 E. Forest Lawn Dr.
Terrytown, LA 70056
Phone: 504-8928
Christ the King Parish School
2106 Deerfield Road
Terrytown, LA 70056
Phone: 504 367-3601
Catholic education

Terrytown Academy
1503 Carol Sue Avenue
Terrytown, Louisiana 70056
Phone: 504-392-3804
PK-8 private school Terrytown


The population of Terrytown was:
1990 - 23,787
2000 - 25,430

The number of housing units was:
1990 - 9,726
2000 - 9,656

Median age:
2000 - 31.7 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 36,897
2005 - $ 40,100

Median house value:
2000 - $ 93,600
2005 - $ 126,000

Terrytown is located in the Central Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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