The City of New Orleans is the largest city in Louisiana with a population of 388,540 as of July 1, 2016. New Orleans ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for New Orleans is located at latitude 30.0534 and longitude -89.9345 in Orleans Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of New Orleans (see map below) encompass a land area of 169.42 sq. miles and a water area of 180.43 sq. miles. Orleans Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 0 feet.
The City of New Orleans (GNIS ID: 545142) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
The City of New Orleans is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Orleans Parish.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with New Orleans population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
Alternate Unofficial Names for New Orleans: Big Easy, Crescent City, Nawlins, Neu Orleans, Neuva Orleans, Nieuw Orleans, NOLA, Nouvelle Orleans, Nueva Orleans.
|Population in Households||375,140|
|Population in Familes||265,140|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||13,400|
|Average Household Size||2.3|
|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)|
|Median Household Income||0.89%|
|Per Capita Income||1.54%|
The table below compares New Orleans to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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.
|Total Population||# 1||100th|
|Population Density1||# 42||91st|
|Diversity Index2||# 50||90th|
|Median Household Income||# 276||42nd|
|Per Capita Income||# 75||84th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.