Barataria is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 1,109 at the 2010 census. It is part of the New Orleans - Metairie - Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area. Barataria is the name of the fictional island awarded to Sancho Panza, to govern, as a prank in Part II of Don Quixote.GeographyBarataria is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.9sqmi, of which, 4.4sqmi of it is land and 0.4sqmi of it is water.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 1,333 people, 500 households, and 367 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 301.2 people per square mile (116.2/km²). There were 571 housing units at an average density of 129.0 per square mile (49.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 86.95% White, 11.10% African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.23% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.88% of the population.