Audubon, New Orleans

Audubon is a neighborhood of the city of New Orleans. A subdistrict of the Uptown/Carrollton Area, its boundaries as defined by the City Planning Commission are: South Claiborne Avenue to the north, Jefferson Avenue to the east, the Mississippi River and Magazine Street to the south, and Lowerline Street to the west. The name Audubon comes from Audubon Park, one of the largest parks in the city, which is located in the southern portion of the district. The area is also known as the "University District," as it is also home of Tulane and Loyola Universities, as well as the former St. Mary’s Dominican College (now a satellite campus of Loyola), and Newcomb College (now part of Tulane). The Audubon neighborhood was also the home of the original campus of Leland University. The section of the neighborhood upriver from Audubon Park incorporates what was the town of Greenville, Louisiana until it was annexed to New Orleans in the 19th century; locals still sometimes call that area "Greenville".

Audubon

University District
Christian Roselius House in the Greenville Section
Christian Roselius House in the Greenville Section
Etymology: Audubon Park
Coordinates: 29°55′59″N 90°07′15″W / 29.93306°N 90.12083°W / 29.93306; -90.12083Coordinates: 29°55′59″N 90°07′15″W / 29.93306°N 90.12083°W / 29.93306; -90.12083
CountryUnited States
StateLouisiana
CityNew Orleans
Planning DistrictDistrict 3, Uptown/Carrollton
Area
 • Total2.28 sq mi (5.9 km2)
 • Land2.14 sq mi (5.5 km2)
 • Water0.15 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation
3 ft (0.9 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total7,319
 • Density3,200/sq mi (1,200/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)504

GeographyEdit

Audubon is located at 29°55′59″N 90°07′15″W / 29.93306°N 90.12083°W / 29.93306; -90.12083 [1] and has an elevation of 3 feet (0.91 m).[2] According to the United States Census Bureau, the district has a total area of 2.28 square miles (5.9 km2). 2.14 square miles (5.5 km2) of which is land and 0.15 square miles (0.39 km2) (6.58%) of which is water.

Some of the most spectacular mansions reside in this area of the city. Areas of note are the houses that line St. Charles Avenue and the gated community Audubon Place.

Adjacent NeighborhoodsEdit

BoundariesEdit

The City Planning Commission defines the boundaries of Audubon as these streets: South Claiborne Avenue, Jefferson Avenue, Magazine Street, Webster Street, Tchoupitoulas Street, Exposition Place, the Mississippi River, Broadway Street, Perrier Street, Lowerline Street.[3]

DemographicsEdit

As of the census of 2000, there were 14,898 people, 5,700 households, and 2,724 families residing in the neighborhood. The population density was 6,534 /mi² (2,523 /km²). The racial makeup of the neighborhood was 5.1% African American, 86.1% White, 2.4% Asian, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.4% of the population.[4]

As of the census of 2010, there were 15,865 people, 5,335 households, and 2,607 families residing in the neighborhood. The racial makeup of the neighborhood was 4.8% African American, 85.0% White, 3.2% Asian, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.0% of the population.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Greater New Orleans Community Data Center. "Audubon Neighborhood". Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-03.
  4. ^ a b "Audubon Neighborhood". Greater New Orleans Community Data Center. Retrieved 5 January 2012.