Orleans Parish LA Information


Orleans Parish Subdivisions

Orleans Parish LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 388,540
Population in Households 375,140
Population in Familes 265,140
Population in Group Qrtrs 13,400
Population Density1 2,293
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 163,396
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 86,082
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 217,588 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 70,200 (32.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 93,196 (42.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 54,192 (24.9%)
Median Home Value $197,345
Average Home Value $275,997


Median Household Income $37,227
Average Household Income $62,432
Per Capita Income $26,908
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.98% 1.65%
Households 2.25% 1.85%
Families 1.88% 1.61%
Median Household Income   0.89%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
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.


Orleans Parish LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Orleans Parish to the other 64 parishes and parish equivalents in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 3 97th
Population Density1 # 1 100th
Diversity Index2 # 4 95th
Median Household Income # 42 36th
Per Capita Income # 10 86th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.