New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area LA Demographic Data and Boundary Map


New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area Boundary Map

New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,265,665
Population in Households 1,245,847
Population in Familes 982,719
Population in Group Qrtrs 19,818
Population Density1 395
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 498,419
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 316,403
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 590,178 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 293,804 (49.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 204,615 (34.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 91,759 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $195,153
Average Home Value $241,442


Median Household Income $47,800
Average Household Income $70,095
Per Capita Income $27,964
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.99% 0.96%
Households 1.19% 1.1%
Families 0.84% 0.87%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.