Louisiana : What you need to know

Residents living in Louisiana enjoy a subtropical climate characterized by hot, humid summers and mild winters. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana provides a variety of outdoor recreation options from beaches and swamps to golf courses, hiking trails and bike paths. New Orleans, Lafayette, Kenner and Shreveport are routinely ranked among the best places to live in Louisiana. Top industries in Louisiana include petroleum and natural gas production, tourism, filmmaking and seafood, especially crawfish.


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Louisiana Profile

Quick Facts

Population 4625253
Latest Population Increase 0.52%
Median Household Income $4625253
Median Home Price $144100
Median Property Tax $1200
Median Rent $65.8

Employment Rate

  Employed 93.8%
  Unemployed 6.2%

Race

  Ethnicity White 62.8%
  Ethnicity Black 32.1%
  Ethnicity Asian 1.7%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 4.7%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.6%
  Ethnicity Other 1%

Employment Rate

  Employed 93.8%
  Unemployed 6.2%

Educational Levels

  Bachelor's Degree 14.8%
  Associate's Degree 5.5%
  Graduate or Professional Degree 7.7%
  High School Graduate 33.9%
  Some College, No Degree 21.4%
  Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 22.5%
  Percent High School Graduate or Higher 83.4%

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 4.7%
Construction 8%
Manufacturing 7.9%
Wholesale Trade 2.6%
Retail Trade 11.6%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 5.2%
Information 1.6%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 5.1%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 8.8%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 23.4%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 10.3%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 5.2%
Public Administration 5.5%

Housing

  Homes Rent 65.8%
  Homes Owned 34.2%

Louisiana Rankings


Best places to Live in Louisiana
Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Abbeville 12,381 $78,700 $28,158
Abita Springs 2,529 $188,300 $67,250
Addis 4,194 $164,100 $60,063
Albany 1,481 $147,400 $40,990
Alexandria 47,985 $130,100 $34,579
Ama 1,241 $155,700 $62,689
Amelia 2,408 $27,800 $41,702
Amite City 4,283 $116,100 $49,919
Anacoco 1,046 $130,900 $61,875
Angie 252 $90,000 $53,750
Arabi 4,544 $132,500 $38,284
Arcadia 2,897 $82,800 $20,875
Arnaudville 1,267 $80,300 $37,188
Ashland 245 $55,300 $38,750
Athens 298 $84,000 $43,333
Atlanta 99 $85,000 $42,500
Avondale 5,117 $99,600 $30,478
Baker 13,800 $115,300 $37,727
Baldwin 2,236 $55,200 $31,219
Ball 4,000 $139,400 $49,300