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New Orleans, Louisiana - Basic Facts

New Orleans is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of New Orleans.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Orleans Parish at latitude 29.9546 and longitude -90.0751. Orleans Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 0 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of New Orleans (see map) encompass a land area of 169.42 sq. miles and a water area of 180.79 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for New Orleans: Big Easy, Crescent City, Nawlins, Neu Orleans, Neuva Orleans, Nieuw Orleans, NOLA, Nouvelle Orleans, Nueva Orleans.

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New Orleans, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Orleans to the other 473 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 44 91st
Diversity Index2 # 52 89th
Median Household Income # 285 40th
Per Capita Income # 72 85th

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

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New Orleans, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 382,584
Population in Households 369,388
Population in Familes 261,523
Population in Group Qrtrs 13,196
Population Density1 2,258
Diversity Index2 58
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 160,618
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 85,055
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 215,214 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 71,391 (33.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 89,227 (41.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 54,596 (25.4%)
Median Home Value $226,439
Average Home Value $434,557
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,227
Average Household Income $60,143
Per Capita Income $25,753
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.54% 2.79%
Households 2.91% 3.06%
Families 2.48% 2.82%
Median Household Income   2.7%
Per Capita Income   2.57%
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.

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