Orleans Parish

New Orleans, LA: What you need to know

Nicknamed “The Crescent City” and more commonly called “The Big Easy,” New Orleans is located in southern Louisiana where the Mississippi River enter the Gulf of Mexico. Known for its lively festivals and party atmosphere (especially during Mardi Gras), venues like the French Quarter and Bourbon Street are world famous. New Orleans is also a major port for oil and petrochemical industries. Residents enjoy consistently warm temperatures and a bounty of parks and recreational options. Education options include Loyola University and Tulane University.


New Orleans, LA City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 376,738
Median Age 35
Median Household Income $36,792
Median Home Price $192,400
Walkscore 56

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New Orleans, LA Demographics

Median Population in New Orleans, LA

Median Age 35.4%
Age 18 Over 79.4%
Age 21 Over 75%
Age 62 Over 15.4%
Age 65 Over 11.8%

Race in New Orleans, LA

  Ethnicity White 34.3%
  Ethnicity Black 59.5%
  Ethnicity Asian 3%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 5.5%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.2%
  Ethnicity Other 1.4%

Population By Gender in New Orleans, LA

  Male 47.8%
  Female 52.2%

Language in New Orleans, LA

  English Only 90.9%
  English Other 9.1%

Economics in New Orleans, LA

  Median Household Income $36,792
  Median Home Price $192,400
  Homes Owned 53.7%
  Homes Rent 46.3%
  Median Property Rent $924

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Commute Types in New Orleans, LA

  Walked 4.8%
  Worked at Home 3.7%
  Public Transportation 7.8%
  Other Means 4.5%
  Drove Alone 69.9%
  Carpooled 9.2%

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Total Employed Armed Forces: 738
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