Metairie is a census-designated place and an unincorporated area located in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. As of the 2000 census, it had a total population of 146,136. Metairie is the largest suburb of the Greater New Orleans Metropolitan area.
The name comes from a French language term for a tenant farm which paid the landlord with a share of the produce (sharecropping), as this was the main activity of the area in the early 19th century. The name is prononced locally "MET-uh-ree" or "Met'ree".
It should be noted that Metairie Cemetery is not located in the town of Metairie, but rather within the city of New Orleans on Metairie Road.
Web Sites and Links
Metairie Home PageContains many links to organized groupings of Metairie websites.
Metairie Web Site DirectoryDirectory of government and business web sites for Metairie.
My MetairieLocal business and entertainment directory for Metairie, LA.