Waggaman is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States. Waggaman is on the West Bank of the Mississippi River, within the New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 10,015 at the 2010 census. The area was named for U.S. Senator George Augustus Waggaman (1782–1843).
Waggaman is located on the west side of Jefferson Parish at 29°55′47″N 90°13′48″W / 29.92972°N 90.23000°W / 29.92972; -90.23000 (29.929856, -90.230053), on the southwest side of the Mississippi River. It is bordered to the southeast by Avondale. Across the Mississippi, it is bordered to the north by Kenner, to the northeast by River Ridge, and to the east by Harahan. U.S. Route 90 forms the southern border of Waggaman and leads east 14 miles (23 km) into New Orleans. Louisiana Highway 18 (River Road) runs along the river side of the community, leading east into Avondale and west (upriver) 10 miles (16 km) to Interstate 310 in Luling.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the Waggaman CDP has a total area of 6.6 square miles (17.0 km), of which 5.5 square miles (14.2 km) are land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km), or 16.29%, are water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 10,304 people and 3,351 households in the CPD The population density was 1,827 people per square mile. The racial makeup of the CDP was 36.22% White,59.33% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.82% Asian, and 3.18% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.69% of the population.
There were 3,351 households out of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 21.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.2% were non-families. 14.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.14 and the average family size was 3.45.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 7.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $33,084, and the median income for a family was $34,639. Males had a median income of $30,957 versus $19,477 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $12,078. About 15.1% of families and 18.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.5% of those under age 18 and 21.5% of those age 65 or over.
Waggaman Louisiana neighborhoods include: Avondale Gym Side, Avondale Homes, Central Ave, Clark, Dumonde Oaks, Kennedy Heights, Live Oak, Sala Ave, Steeplechase, The Thicket, Vic A Pitre, Waggaman, Wego, Westbank